Hygiene


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Hilton lost $432M in Q2 2020 but says occupancy now recovering in most markets
By Mitra Sorrells | August 6, 2020
Hilton's occupancy levels were up about 20 percentage points in the United States and 15 percentage points in Asia between April and June.   Read More
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Breezeway raises $8M to expand property operations platform
Breezeway raises $8M to expand property operations platform
By Jill Menze | August 5, 2020
Breezeway will use the funds to help property managers deliver a higher standard of service as they navigate COVID-19. Read More
News | Technology
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Touchless tech: Airports and airlines take steady steps to restore confidence in flying
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2020
Continuing our series on the new normal in the travel experience, PhocusWire looks at touchless tech initiatives in aviation. Read More
News | Technology
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Spotta nets $1.2M to bring its hotel pest control tech to new markets
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2020
Spotta has raised a seed round to put towards expansion and the launch of new services. Read More
News | Startups
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Touchless tech: How hotels are preparing for a post-COVID guest experience
By Mitra Sorrells | July 28, 2020
Contactless technology solutions are now a top priority for hoteliers are around the world. Read More
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Short-term rentals showing more resilience than hotels, but recovery still “fragile” for lodging
By Mitra Sorrells | July 24, 2020
STR and AirDNA have conducted a global analysis of hotel and short-term rental data in 27 markets globally. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb expands COVID cleaning protocol program and designation to 50 countries and regions
By Mitra Sorrells | July 21, 2020
Airbnb is now offering cleaning guidelines and materials to hosts in 50 countries and regions, up from 12 when it launched last month. Read More
News | Online
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New app automates hotel hygiene assessment and marketing
By Mitra Sorrells | July 14, 2020
Hotel technology company GIATA is offering its clients an app-based hygiene assessment based on global standards. Read More
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Amid COVID-19, travel brands must ask: How will people get there?
Amid COVID-19, travel brands must ask: How will people get there?
By Rod Bishop - Jayride Group | July 1, 2020
Jayride Group co-founder Rod Bishop says travel companies should not overlook the importance of providing safe, secure ground transportation for customers. Read More
Opinion | Online
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
The three themes for the marathon coding event were Health & Hygiene, Travel & Experiences and Sustainability & Relief. Read More
News | Technology
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Tripadvisor adds new COVID-response filters, prompts travelers to share safety details in reviews
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2020
Tripadvisor is launching a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for and validate health and safety information.   Read More
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North American airlines lagging in implementation of advanced health protocols
By Mitra Sorrells | June 22, 2020
An analysis by VIDEC has found North American carriers trail others in implementing COVID-19 traveler health protocols. Read More
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Unraveling COVID-19 hygiene liability issues for short-term rentals
Unraveling COVID-19 hygiene liability issues for short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2020
Due to COVID-19, cleanliness and hygiene are priorities for all consumer travel providers, but it is particularly complex in the fragmented short-term rental sector. Read More
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Sounding Off: COVID-19 protocols aren't forever - but should they be?
Sounding Off: COVID-19 protocols aren't forever - but should they be?
By PhocusWire | June 5, 2020
It would be a fool that bets against hygiene being the most important consideration for guests across the hospitality spectrum for decades to come. Read More
Interview | Online
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Hotels count the cost of updating hygiene protocols
By Linda Fox | June 4, 2020
Hotel operations platform Optii Solutions estimates that hotels need to set aside $130,000 each year per hotel, based on a 250-room U.S. leisure property running at 60% occupancy, for the new... Read More
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