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Marriott Announces Covid-19 Testing Availability & Optional Health Protocols for Groups in Expansion of Connect with Confidence Initiative
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Marriott Announces Covid-19 Testing Availability & Optional Health Protocols for Groups in Expansion of Connect with Confidence Initiative

Gaylord Texan BETHESDA, MD.—As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International has identified health protocol options, including COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott branded hotels in the United States beginning in January 2021. These...

Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel
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Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—When the Hotel Marcel opens next summer in New Haven, Conn., it will be a shining example of sustainability and what every hotel could and should be. The 165-room boutique hotel will be the result of the renovated Armstrong Rubber Company Building, aka Pirelli Building, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1967. It...

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reimagines their Approach to Mindful Travel
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Legacy Vacation Resorts Reimagines their Approach to Mindful Travel

Legacy Vacation Resorts-Reno LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) has been on a journey of growth and learning over the past few years, spending time and resources working diligently behind the scenes to become a Certified B Corporation. B Corps, as they are referred to, are businesses that voluntarily meet the highest standards of social and...

Forbes Travel Guide, Sharecare Issue Health Security Verifications to Hotels, Resorts
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Forbes Travel Guide, Sharecare Issue Health Security Verifications to Hotels, Resorts

ATLANTA—Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on genuine Five-Star service, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced the first hotels in the world to successfully become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. Also listed at www.forbestravelguide.com/verified, they are: Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)...

Antigua & Barbuda Named Lonely Planet’s Emerging Sustainable Destination of the Year
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Antigua & Barbuda Named Lonely Planet’s Emerging Sustainable Destination of the Year

JOHN’S, ANTIGUA—Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Awards has named the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda 2021’s Emerging Sustainable Destination of the Year. Unveiling a radical reimagining of its much-awaited Best in Travel picks for 2021, Lonely Planet is looking ahead to the important changes taking place globally, from sustainability to diversity, and shining a...

New Research Shows Hotel Cleanliness Impacts Guest Perceptions, Bookings
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New Research Shows Hotel Cleanliness Impacts Guest Perceptions, Bookings

NEW CASTLE, PENN.—More than half (53 percent) of Americans say the level of cleanliness in a hotel they visit would impact their intent to book a future stay at the property, according to a new survey. Conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Whittaker, the leader in low-moisture carpet care, from October 29...

Global Wellness Summit Shows Why ‘Hybrid’ Model Is Powerful New Direction for Conferences
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Global Wellness Summit Shows Why ‘Hybrid’ Model Is Powerful New Direction for Conferences

The Breakers Palm Beach MIAMI—The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the annual gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, has received rave reviews for its first-ever hybrid event, which promises to be a new model for conferences. Notable as one of the first U.S. meetings to take place both in person and virtually,...

Hotelbeds Launches The Green Hotels Program to Support Sustainable Tourism
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Hotelbeds Launches The Green Hotels Program to Support Sustainable Tourism

PALMA, SPAIN—Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has announced the launch of The Green Hotels Program, a turn-key solution to bring Hotelbeds and its partners to the green economy and accelerate the transition of the travel industry towards sustainability. To focus on establishing a more responsible and sustainable business model, Hotelbeds now has over 15,000 properties...

Hotels with Surprising Stargazing Opportunities
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Hotels with Surprising Stargazing Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—If you live in a rural area, it is easy to walk outside and enjoy the night skies almost as they were 100 years ago. Yet for 99 percent of people in Europe and the United States, a clear view of the stars is a thing of the past. So, if you really want...

Safe in Nature: Dominica Launches New Health-Certified Tourism Experiences
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Safe in Nature: Dominica Launches New Health-Certified Tourism Experiences

LONDON—Largely unaffected by COVID-19, the Commonwealth of Dominica hopes to persuade tourists to return to the Nature Isle of the Caribbean. To reassure guests and residents alike that it is safe to visit the island, on October 2, the Discover Dominica Authority launched the “Safe in Nature” campaign. It provides a “managed experience” within a...