Will we travel differently in a post-virus world?

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20/3/2020

We are living in extraordinary and unprecedented times. Flights have been grounded, hotels are closing their doors, entire countries are in lockdown. Global travel, as we know it, has been hit by a massive and terrifying pause button. In the space of mere weeks, COVID-19 has thrown our lives, our industry and the wider economy into complete and utter meltdown.

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UNWTO COVID-19 Statement

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20/3/2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictions have been – and continue to be – introduced across the world. These decisions are made with public health as the primary concern.

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Asia is on the first steps towards recovery - Hong Kong's response to COVID-19

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20/3/2020
By Rob Funnell


What hotels can learn from Hong Kong's response to COVID-19: The hotel industry is facing a generational crisis at the hands of COVID-19, and it will likely get worse before it gets better, however, even during these hard times, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Expedia Vice Chairman Tells Employees It’s time to focus and help our travel partners

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20/3/2020
skift.com

In an internal letter to employees, Expedia Group Vice Chairman Peter Kern told staff to set aside any projects that don’t contribute to meeting the company’s immediate needs and exhorted employees to help travel partners find business anywhere they can.

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Marriott begins furloughing employees

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20/3/2020
hotelbusiness.com


Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Marriott International Inc. has begun furloughing tens of thousands of employees, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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