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IHG partners with owner of the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center to install IVP Air Technology to Combat COVID-19

Innovative air protection filtration system developed by Houston-based entrepreneur and hotel owner Monzer Hourani and supplements IHG’s COVID-19 protocols.

Survey of Travel Advisors Shows Clients are Warming Up to Deals and Interest in International Travel is Stable

Advisors reported in August that 20% of incoming North American travel bookings are for the next 30 days, up from 16% in July.

Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East all showed positive gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in August.

P&G Survey finds that 70 percent of hotel guests would be more likely to pick a hotel room if they knew the hotel was using a manufacturer or brand of cleaning products they personally knew or trusted.

SMS will operate DeCurtis Shield™ Kiosks to automate the health check questionnaire process and provide temperature screening as part of its new health and safety initiative due to COVID-19.  

Interactive Remote Video Monitoring services help reduce pressure on associates to enforce new health and safety mandates.

These new modules offer hotel and restaurant employees guidance on how to reduce tensions and promote a safe environment while maintaining the spirit of hospitality.

The Dog Haus team and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, franchisee Kirk Hermansen have put the brand’s experience on wheels. Dog Haus’ food truck began cruisin’ around Dallas-Fort Worth Sept. 20.

The brand leans into food truck model to complement its brick-and-mortar stores.

Within four to six weeks after implementation, Optii customers see on average 25% increase in staff productivity, a decrease of 20% in labor costs, and 4 hours returned to supervisors.

Restaurants can use OpenTable to benchmark performance metrics, update safety measures and more.

An in-room autonomous, connected IoT robot dispenses an EPA-registered fluid for use against Sars-CoV-2.

Positive perceptions of lodging safety, car travel and business travel are also at their highest since the start of the pandemic.

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