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Key takeaways from White House restaurant executive roundtable

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CEOs from major corporations, chefs, IRC, and medium-size restaurant executives sat with the President, Vice President, and the Secretary of Treasury.

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Stats: Americans prefer beach vacations and road trips in 2020

Only 7 percent of Americans are willing to travel internationally and 72 percent prefer to drive to their next vacation.

STR, Tourism Economics adjust U.S. hotel forecast downward

According to STR, concerns around the safety of travel and leisure activity will dictate how long it takes the industry to regain its footing.

Advisors concerned about hygiene and commissions, survey shows

In a survey by Luxury Travel Advisor, the Continental U.S., Europe and the Caribbean topped their clients’ plans to travel.

IHG rolls out enhanced cleanliness, well-being efforts

The strengthened measures will give guests greater confidence and hotel teams the protection needed, according to the company.

Check-in with U.K. general managers on reopening plans

Luxury hotel GMs in the U.K. are making preparations now for when they can again begin accepting visitors. Here’s what travelers can expect.

My Place launches Always Clean initiative

The program features a variety of enhancements to build greater guest confidence in the brand and its operators.

Abu Dhabi debuts safe and clean certification for tourism sector

Phase One will be dedicated to hotels in Abu Dhabi, with other tourism attractions and businesses to follow. Here’s what you need to know.

Portugal enters second phase of reopening strategy

Museums and other cultural amenities, as well as restaurants, terraces, promenades, shops and more have reopened.