How Hotel Design Can Adjust Public Perceptions


OAKLAND, CA—COVID-19 has brought the travel industry to a screeching halt and hotels are facing an uncertain future. But just like retail, the hospitality industry is looking for ways to sell the public on safety during the pandemic.

One of the ways is through adjustments to operational procedures to help with heavily trafficked areas such as lobbies, fitness centers and restaurants. Other ways involve signage and technology, says Eric Price, commercial studio director for Lowney Architecture, who recently shared his insights into some of the ways hotels can adapt to this changing travel landscape. Will hospitality continue to have

COVID travel issues didn’t dissuade Americans from visiting hot spots


Jacqui Slay, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mom of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, planned her family trip to Disney World in Florida a year ago. One month away from her scheduled tour in early September, she said she wasn’t sure if she would go, citing recent record-high COVID-19 cases in Florida.

“We’re kind of up in the air about it,” she said. 

Slay is one of many Americans who faces a travel dilemma during the COVID-19 pandemic: Is it worth the risk to travel and escape the monotony of quarantine life, or is it better to wait until the country has the

Ministry considers localized travel bubble to accelerate tourist industry recovery – Business


Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is mulling over the possibility of establishing travel bubbles with neighboring countries in a more local scope to accelerate the rebound of  the pandemic-hit tourist industry, the ministry’s official has said.

The ministry’s undersecretary for infrastructure and destination development, Hari Santosa Sungkari, said on Aug. 7 that the government’s plan to establish travel bubbles may not be between countries as previously floated, but rather between a country and provinces or specific tourist destinations.

“We are drafting the travel bubble policy, which I assume wouldn’t be between countries. It may be between country A with Bali,

How leading hotels are prepping for post-coronavirus guests- The New Indian Express


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As 2020 slips by monstrously slowly, everything has become digital in the new post-COVID 19 world order, including hospitality. And while the brickand- mortar homes away from home haven’t been allowed to start operating in the Capital just yet, leading hotel companies have already got their operating procedures in place.

Jai Chugh, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon/ Baani Square, says, “The hotel is all set to provide a ‘new normal’ experience with the Hilton CleanStay program that defines the novel standard of hotel cleanliness and disinfection. This is done to ensure all guests enjoy a cleaner