People who rent out properties on Airbnb have earned an estimated US$150 million from some of the biggest sporting events around the world, according to new data released by the accommodation sharing platform. Forty-four percent of Airbnb hosts surveyed globally say they have hosted guests travelling for a sporting event, the company said.
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.
Thailand’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and serviced apartments in Bangkok are no exception. However, a recent study by the property consultancy JLL shows serviced apartments have generally fared better than hotels in current and past times of distress. JLL expects the pandemic to boost the growing trend towards a… Continue reading Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels
Rosewood Phuket has opened its doors to guests once again with a special celebratory offer: Those who book two consecutive nights at Rosewood Phuket before December 19 will receive a complimentary one night stay at Rosewood Bangkok that can be redeemed up to December 30, 2020. During their Rosewood Phuket getaway, guests will also receive… Continue reading Rosewood Phuket Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens
Reducing the mandatory quarantine period and reopening the border safely and slowly are the keys to tourism recovery for all stakeholders as domestic demand alone is not sufficient for survival, according to Minor Hotels. Small businesses will be hurt more than big players if the borders remain closed, with the unemployment rate expected to surge,… Continue reading Safe Reopening Key to Hotels Recovery
In response to a post-pandemic surge in remote schooling, Kimpton is offering families access to an on-site chief virtual learning officer at select hotels this fall. According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a property’s chief virtual learning officer is “available to help with all virtual learning needs.” Parents can call the front desk to request… Continue reading Kimpton launches ‘Chief Virtual Learning Officer’ Remote Learning Program
Hilton is tapping into the remote working trend with the debut of WorkSpaces by Hilton, a portfoliowide ‘Work from Hotel‘ pilot program rolling out across the U.S. and the U.K. Under the WorkSpaces initiative, guests can utilize a room as a remote office, with participating properties currently offering new daytime rates.
Marriott International, Inc. has announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are in their lives – juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony. Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options… Continue reading New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’