Hospitality Highlights 5th June 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
Online travel company Expedia is providing $275m (approx. £218m) to the hotel industry.
Expedia are supplying funds to help the hotel industry recover from the impact of COVID-19 and hopes the money will allow its hotel partners some breathing room.
The company helps hotels find customers online and its support will be welcomed by many of its partners as they look to keep trading. Read more here.
Domestic hotel bookings in the UK could give the industry the boost it needs. The UK traditionally has a very strong domestic hotel trade, Britain’s historic love for a night away may be exactly what the UK hospitality industry needs to bounce back.
This insight comes from a report commissioned by HospitalityNet and will be welcome news for many hotel owners around the country. Read more about this story here.
The UK Government has released a 50-page roadmap detailing the country’s escape from lockdown. The detailed dossier features a three-stage approach to returning to normal, or at least to allow the country to enter a ‘new normal’.
The report also details plans for if the world does not find a vaccine for COVID-19, and what existing in that world will look like, at least for the UK. Read more here.
Spain have confirmed that tourists from the UK will not be permitted to return early. Many UK holiday-goers may have planned holidays in Spain for Summer 2020 which they may need to cancel. In recent months the UK has passed Spain in terms of COVID severity and the Spanish Government is keen to avoid a second spike in their own country. Read more here.
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