Hospitality and Tourism News

  • Ahead of the G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, which includes a dedicated tourism segment, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as the two parties work together to restart global tourism. Highlighting UNWTO’s unique status as a bridge between the UN system and the private sector, the new agreement will focus on enhancing consumer confidence in travel and placing sustainability at the centre of recovery and future growth.
  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is welcoming guests back with aloha on November 20, 2020, and the luxury beach Resort is more ready than ever to deliver their signature five-star service. Offering solutions-based services and facilities, the Resort’s new Safe on Maui program ensures a comfortable and healthy environment for guests both as they travel and through the duration of their stay.
  • Covid-19 is the turning point for the hotel industry to unplug, simplify structures, and redesign roles, which can all make it more attractive to future talent. Across the world, hotel chains are looking at some form of reorganization.
  • Hospitality Schools Weigh the Pandemic’s Long-Term Impact on Travel Curriculum but they aren’t rushing to overhaul their curriculums around how to operate a travel business — yet.
  • The hotels-as-office trend is exploding, but partnerships with a workplace provider like Industrious could give the trend longevity well beyond when hotel rates and occupancy go back to pre-pandemic levels.
  • Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani has met with Beni Suef Governor Mohamed Hani Ghoneim, to discuss ways of strengthening boosting the governorate’s tourism.
  • The Government has released various packages to partners in the Tourism industry and workers in other businesses as part of measures to cushion them against the hazardous effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.