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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

As the U.S. navigates the health and economic threats from the new-coronavirus pandemic, Long Live Lodging / Lodging Leaders podcast is covering the impact of the crisis on the hotel industry. We’re committed to keeping you updated on developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, which on March 13 the White House declared a national emergency. Lodging Leaders has increased its weekly podcasts to provide news and information across a range of topics related to the crisis. Complementing the audio programs, Long Live Lodging features a multimedia section that adds context to the podcast reports with articles, photos, videos and links to additional information.

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  • ‘A World of Hurt’
    CORONAVIRUS
    March 20, 2020

    ‘A World of Hurt’

    Cecil Staton has had his hands full to say the least. He has been at the helm of AAHOA, the world’s largest hotel owners association, for just four months. The new coronavirus outbreak and its devastating effect on the travel industry has hotel owners turning to him for solutions. In today’s episode, Staton shares his read more

  • 256 | What’s a Hotelier To Do? AAHOA’s Cecil Staton on the industry’s ‘dark times’
    CORONAVIRUS
    March 20, 2020

    256 | What’s a Hotelier To Do? AAHOA’s Cecil Staton on the industry’s ‘dark times’

    Cecil Staton has had his hands full to say the least. He has been at the helm of AAHOA, the world’s largest hotel owners association, for just four months. The new coronavirus outbreak and its devastating effect on the travel industry has hotel owners turning to him for solutions. This is the third installment of read more

  • Hotels Fight Job Cuts
    CORONAVIRUS
    March 18, 2020

    Hotels Fight Job Cuts

    Debbie Brown worked in human resources at Four Seasons Hotels for 40 years. Now an independent hospitality consultant, Brown said hotel owners and operators are faced with having to reduce their workforces as the new coronavirus cripples the travel and tourism industry. Meantime, hotel CEOs on Tuesday met with President Trump to lobby for $150B in aid.

  • 255 | Workforce Woes: Hotels try to avoid layoffs
    CORONAVIRUS
    March 18, 2020

    255 | Workforce Woes: Hotels try to avoid layoffs

    Seemingly overnight, the new coronavirus pandemic has dramatically curbed travel in the U.S. Hotels are feeling the pain as occupancies dropped to historic lows, in some cases down by 80 percent. The American Hotel and Lodging Association on Monday reported major hotel managers said they’ve laid off or furloughed one million employees. Long Live Lodging read more

  • Discounting Rate Can Go Viral
    CORONAVIRUS
    March 16, 2020

    Discounting Rate Can Go Viral

    The U.S. hotel industry is undergoing an unprecedented drop in business as the new coronavirus or COVID-19 grows more and more real every day. The slowdown is fueled by various responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. including White House bans on international visitors; a slowdown in domestic air travel; a pullback on business travel by corporations; and event cancellations. Currently, there is no ban on domestic travel. Hotels can take steps to prop up rate and avoid unnecessary discounting. They can also use this time to prepare for an upswing in business when the coronavirus outbreak levels off and the health threat is diminished.

  • 254 | High Cancellations and Low Demand: Hotel pricing in a steep downturn
    CORONAVIRUS
    March 16, 2020

    254 | High Cancellations and Low Demand: Hotel pricing in a steep downturn

    The U.S. hotel industry is undergoing an unprecedented experience as the new coronavirus or COVID-19 grows more and more real every day. Long Live Lodging and its Lodging Leaders podcast has decided to put a temporary hold on its usual programing from one report a week and move to providing updates throughout the week with read more

  • 252 | The BulletInn #2: Coronavirus and group business; Sara Blakely of Spanx at Hunter conference; and short-term rental’s surprising shift
    BHARAT SHAH LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES
    March 4, 2020

    252 | The BulletInn #2: Coronavirus and group business; Sara Blakely of Spanx at Hunter conference; and short-term rental’s surprising shift

    Welcome to the second edition of BulletInn, a news report of Long Live Lodging and its Lodging Leaders podcast. In this episode, we cover three topics: The spread of the new coronavirus and its impact on travel and the legalities around cancelling group meetings in the U.S. Surprises in a report by CBRE Americas Hotels read more

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