As European Hotels Grapple With Prolonged Restrictions, Are Operators And Landlords Sharing The Pain?

Jhon Thor

In our view, the lodging and travel sector will be among the last to recover once the pandemic has subsided–as the need for social distancing, quarantine, and travel restrictions extends into 2021–and could be several years before a full recovery. With continued volatility in earnings expected, the ratings trend for hotel operators will be decisively negative this year. The lodging sector globally has a high number of investment-grade companies, and six issuers rated ‘BBB-‘ have negative outlooks, therefore at risk of becoming fallen angels.

For the broader industry, we expect that revenue could decline by 50%

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Best places to travel in March 2021 for a vacation

Jhon Thor

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  • Traveling in March can mean big savings for those comfortable with hitting the road right now. 
  • With safety in mind, these spots have fantastic outdoor activities and socially distant dining options. 
  • We found top US vacations for March, from mountains for the end of ski season to warm getaways.

With the ongoing pandemic, most travelers are still turning to domestic destinations, road trips, and locations that offer easy social distancing and access to the outdoors. As we approach the one-year mark of many of the

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Ramping Up Hotel Recovery Revenues with Integrated PMS Modules |

Jhon Thor
For now, hotels have to adapt to a mostly leisure market. Certain PMS features will help you make gains in this segment so that you can regain profitability this calendar year.

By Larry and Adam Mogelonsky – 2.22.2021

We’re in it for the long haul with COVID-19; vaccines are being approved and manufactured, but it will take quite some time for mass inoculation, and then there are these new variants to worry over. With this in mind, the anticipated recovery in Q3 2021 may not be a surge back to full occupancy – nor can it be given the ongoing

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Top travel trends to rule the vacation home rental market in 2021

Jhon Thor

Last year was filled with many learnings. Moreover, it was a year where we saw both the revival and revision of many industries. Case in point – the hospitality industry. Traditional vacation rental markets, earlier restricted to a select demographic in India, have found their way to the mainstream. A drastic shift in preference is evident. Travellers that once sought chic hotels now look for standalone lodging. The pandemic, need for social distancing and other factors have significantly contributed to the country’s long and short-term vacation home rental market.

As the country’s economy is on its course to recovery, the

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Travel Tech USA & Canada, from March 8-12, 2021

Jhon Thor

Travel Tech, the world’s largest education-based travel technology conference series, is proud to announce its first event of the 2021 schedule: Travel Tech USA & Canada, taking place online from March 8-12, 2021. Travel Tech USA & Canada is brought to you by HS LATAM – supported by JLNPR, Revenue Hub and with the support of Knowledge Partner, ehotelier – and will feature expert speakers from top travel technology companies, including Expedia Group, Amadeus, Lybra, ReviewPro, The Hotels Network, Infor, BookOnlineNow, BuyZy, Asksuite, eRevMax, YieldPlanet,

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Online Travel Update: Trivago reports a challenging 2020, but expects a positive 2021; Expedia reports disappointing year-end results; ‘Clear’ emerges as new digital health passport leader; unpaid refunds threaten Lastminute.com | Foster Garvey PC

Jhon Thor

For readers who have been following our Online Travel Updates since its inception, we thank you for your continued support. In this year of 2021, June will mark our six-year anniversary of publishing these weekly updates dedicated to keeping our readers up-to-date with legal, regulatory, and market and industry trends related to the online travel space. We hope you continue to find them informative and helpful as the online travel industry keeps evolving.

This week’s Update includes several stories spotlighting a few Expedia Group companies – Expedia, Trivago and Vrbo. We’ve also included another story on the so-called “digital health

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