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Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are offering on-site COVID-19 tests in response to the CDC’s latest rules for international travellers

Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are now offering on-site COVID-19 tests at several international locations. The CDC now requires all international travellers flying into the US to test negative for COVID-19 prior to boarding. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Major hotel chains around the world are […]
Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are offering on-site COVID-19 tests in response to the CDC’s latest rules for international travellers
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DC hotels won’t close during inauguration week after Airbnb cancelled all area reservations amid worries of renewed violence

Several organisations are calling upon hotels in the Washington, DC area to close for inauguration week. Local hotels like the Hotel Harrington, Hilton, Marriott, Mandarin Oriental, and Hyatt will remain open. Many hotels will be tightening security protocols ahead of next week following the Capitol siege. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
DC hotels won’t close during inauguration week after Airbnb cancelled all area reservations amid worries of renewed violence
Markets

Airbnb IPO will get treated better by the market than before the pandemic as competition gets ‘handicapped’ by crisis, Prof Damodaran says

Airbnb got the “timing right” in its IPO, Professor Aswath Damodaran told Bloomberg. Damodaran said Airbnb may even get a higher price than before the pandemic, because its brick-and-mortar competitors have been crushed by crisis. He said that the market is doing “really well right now” for “companies with low […]
Airbnb IPO will get treated better by the market than before the pandemic as competition gets ‘handicapped’ by crisis, Prof Damodaran says
Lifestyle

The coronavirus pandemic has radically redefined what it means to be clean — and major hotel brands are launching enhanced cleanliness initiatives to ease travellers’ fears

Major hospitality brands such as Marriott and Airbnb are introducing cleanliness initiatives to ease traveller fears about the coronavirus as restrictions lift and travel resumes. New sanitation procedures range from sticker seals on doors to contactless check-in to heavy-duty disinfectant sprayers. Here are the hospitality companies that have announced cleaning […]
The coronavirus pandemic has radically redefined what it means to be clean — and major hotel brands are launching enhanced cleanliness initiatives to ease travellers’ fears
Lifestyle

Hilton and American Express will offer hotel rooms free of charge to 1 million healthcare professionals working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Today, Hilton and American Express announced that they will offer hotel rooms free of charge for up to 1 million workers represented by 10 medical associations across the United States. Hilton and American Express will cover stays beginning April 13 through May 31, according to a Hilton press release. The […]
Hilton and American Express will offer hotel rooms free of charge to 1 million healthcare professionals working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic
Lifestyle

The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and furloughs. Here are the major companies that have announced they are downsizing their workforces.

The spread of the coronavirus is projected to impact millions of jobs worldwide. Over six months, more than 60 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance – that’s more than the number of claims filed during the 18-month Great Recession. The travel and hospitality industries have taken a significant hit. […]
The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and furloughs. Here are the major companies that have announced they are downsizing their workforces.