Crisis Management Month


Aviation body says coronavirus could bankrupt most airlines in three months
News / Distribution
Aviation body says coronavirus could bankrupt most airlines in three months
By Linda Fox | March 16, 2020
The membership organization is calling for urgent “coordinated” government and industry action in light of the impact of coronavirus on the travel industry. Read More
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News / Distribution
"Nothing will be the same": How Italian hoteliers are coping with coronavirus fallout
By Mitra Sorrells | March 16, 2020
Giancarlo Carniani - Phocuswright analyst, hotelier and president of the hotel association in Florence, Italy - explains why hoteliers are "furious" at Booking.com and why the hospitality industry will... Read More
hotel room technology strategies
Opinion / Technology
Coronavirus and economic uncertainty: Technology strategies hoteliers should evaluate to weather the storm
By Matt Melymuka and Andrew Bartusiak - PeakSpan Capital  | March 16, 2020
As operational budgets come under increasing scrutiny and hoteliers are forced to cut spending in various areas, forward-thinking organizations should consider increasing investment in strategic... Read More
Sounding Off: All that talk about being brilliant communicators should be real
Interview / Online
Sounding Off: All that talk about being brilliant communicators should be real
March 13, 2020
Now that marketing is all over the place for a few months, communications has to be the channel that travel brands focus their efforts on. Read More
Digital marketing in the age of coronavirus - what travel brands need to know
News / Online
Digital marketing in the age of coronavirus - what travel brands need to know
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2020
The rapidly changing impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus require digital travel marketers to evaluate and update their strategies. Read More
Online booking rates for activities halve and cancellations jump by a fifth due to coronavirus
News / Online
Online booking rates for activities halve and cancellations jump by a fifth due to coronavirus
By Kevin May | March 11, 2020
The gloomy business outcome of the spread of the virus to more than 100 countries around the world, including some of Europe's big tourist hotspots such as Italy, which is now on lockdown, has ignited... Read More
Protecting the business traveler at home and abroad during coronavirus
Opinion / Online
Protecting the business traveler at home and abroad during coronavirus
By Leslie Kurkjian Crowe - TripActions  | March 10, 2020
What can businesses do to provide sufficient health, safety and security for those employees that are traveling? Read More
VIDEO: SAP Concur on coronavirus, duty of care and Google in corporate travel
News / Distribution
VIDEO: SAP Concur on coronavirus, duty of care and Google in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | March 10, 2020
PhocusWire talks to SAP Concur about rogue spend, what's next in expense management and more at Travel Technology Europe 2020. Read More
How Singapore Tourism Board is working on a post-coronavirus strategy
News / Online
How Singapore Tourism Board is working on a post-coronavirus strategy
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebInTravel  | March 9, 2020
Some areas of the world are already looking to the future as they seek to rebuild their tourist economies after the outbreak of coronavirus. Read More
Perseverance, prudence - and slight pivots - are key to travel startup success during coronavirus
News / Startups
Perseverance, prudence - and slight pivots - are key to travel startup success during coronavirus
By Mitra Sorrells | March 9, 2020
Investors from Plug and Play and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and the founder of startup Stride Travel weigh in on the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus on innovation in travel. Read More
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 2
Opinion / Distribution
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 2
By Yuki Hu, Eva Liu, George Yu - IDeaS, & Yuki Hu, Eva Liu & George Yu - IDeaS | March 4, 2020
Although hotels can’t press the “restart” button on 2020, they can launch into “repair” mode now, despite being forced to a standstill by the big pause button that is COVID-19. Read More
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News / Distribution
Corporate travel industry could see $47B per month hit from coronavirus
By Linda Fox | March 2, 2020
In a GBTA survey, two thirds of companies have cancelled a “few” meetings or events while 18% say they have cancelled “many” and 25% have cancelled “some.” Read More
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 1
Opinion / Distribution
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 1
By Yuki Hu, Eva Liu, George Yu - IDeaS, & Yuki Hu, Eva Liu & George Yu - IDeaS | March 2, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, here are actionable steps for hotels to take now to proactively begin the road to recovery: Read More