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U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy
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U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new strategy, Healthy People in Healthy Places Equals a Healthy Economy, intended to leverage LEED and the community implementing the rating system to support buildings and communities in a post-pandemic world. The strategy is guided by the idea that prioritizing the health of people, communities and the...

Your Post-COVID Fresh Start Checklist
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Your Post-COVID Fresh Start Checklist

In your hotel career, there will probably never be another opportunity when you have the chance for a new lease on life. With your property temporarily closed and little to no reservations on the books, you are unglued from history as no one is going to use the typical ‘negative-nelly’ reasons for rejecting your bold...

Hilton College Initiates First-ever Hospitality Hackathon (HC3), Sponsored by HFTP; Challenges Students From Hospitality Programs Across the Globe
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Hilton College Initiates First-ever Hospitality Hackathon (HC3), Sponsored by HFTP; Challenges Students From Hospitality Programs Across the Globe

The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, in partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), are addressing the immediate need for creative and thoughtful solutions that will assist hospitality companies to put their businesses back on track. To begin this critical dialogue, they are challenging students in hospitality...

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Collaborates with Johns Hopkins on Enhanced Health & Safety Program
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Collaborates with Johns Hopkins on Enhanced Health & Safety Program

TORONTO—Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has entered into a collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the global division of health care and research leader Johns Hopkins Medicine, to validate its new global health and safety program, Lead With Care, and provide ongoing, real-time guidance on the evolving COVID-19 situation. Grounded in the principles of care,...

Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design
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Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design

There is tremendous demand for eco-friendly design features and elements not only in residential development but also in commercial development. Image by ejaugsburg from Pixabay There are plenty of reasons for business owners to seek out green commercial spaces. In terms of overhead and operating expenses, with an eco-friendly space, there are opportunities to save...

Pandemic adds new variable to industry forecasting
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Pandemic adds new variable to industry forecasting

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every prediction about U.S. hotel performance in 2020, including how industry analysts make their forecasts. Advertisements As companies such as STR, Tourism Economics, CBRE and PwC have had to revise their 2020 forecasts, in some cases multiple times, those creating the forecasts have had to change how they weigh various...

Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to February 15-16, 2021
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Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to February 15-16, 2021

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced on Saturday, May 30th during a webinar hosted by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association that the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar decided to move the annual Mekong Tourism Forum dates to February 15-16, 2021 from August 25-26, 2020, amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The reasoning is...