10 hotel and Airbnb gift cards you can buy now and use later to support the hospitality industry

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  • The novel coronavirus has led to canceled vacations, postponed weddings, and put a pause on large family get-togethers.
  • As such, many are left with travel, and life, plans in limbo, eagerly anticipating the time it will be safe to travel again.
  • To celebrate loved ones going through a difficult time, support healthcare and essential workers, and aid the hospitality industry, travel gift cards make for a hopeful future-focused present to be used

Losses Mount For Hotel Owners Burning Through Cash As Recovery Slows

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Major U.S. hotel companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the spring as they gradually reopened hotels this summer to low demand, and their leaders expect there could be a long road back to profitability. 

The 1 Hotel South Beach at 2341 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach

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The 1 Hotel South Beach at 2341 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach

The hotel industry, by job losses and debt defaults, has been the hardest hit by the pandemic. The biggest owners and operators of hotels have revealed a host of new financial information over the last two weeks as companies release their earnings reports for the second quarter,

UPDATE 1-Woman filmed naked and unconscious in London hotel wins 5-year legal fight

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By Amber Milne

LONDON, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A woman who was filmed naked and unconscious by a man she did not know in a London hotel room won a five-year legal battle on Friday after he pleaded guilty under new rules on voyeurism.

Emily Hunt woke up next to a man she did not recognise in a hotel room in May 2015 and feared she had been drugged but was told by prosecutors that there was no realistic prospect of convicting the man on any form of assault on the evidence.

Hotel Maya Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

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Hotel Maya ­– a DoubleTree by Hilton today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10 percent of hospitality businesses around the globe.

“This is quite an honor as Tripadvisor each year combs through reviews, ratings, and saves from travelers everywhere, and uses that information to award the very best with the Travelers’ Choice award,” said Greg Guthrie, General Manager of Hotel Maya – a