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June 9, 2020
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Hotels need cash infusions, forgivable loans
TORONTO — Tony Elenis, president and CEO of the ORHMA has a laundry list of asks in order for our hospitality industry to survive, including rent relief, tax relief and forgivable loans. Here is what he'd like to see.
 
Electrostatic spraying considerations for hotels
Electrostatic Spray (ESS) Disinfection has been a wildly well received PR approach to delivering a safe, disinfected environment for guests for Marriott and other hotels. As the adage goes, “The devil is in the details," Jason Cheskes reports. 
 
Danny Hughes sees green shoots of recovery
MCLEAN, Va. — "We are excited to share that we are now seeing the green shoots of recovery and have more hotels opening their doors than closing them," Hilton's Danny Hughes told CLN in a recent interview. 
 
Broad, global portfolio will help IHG rebound
IHG's Jonathan Lund writes that domestic and mainstream travel will be first to recover, and that IHG's broad portfolio and global footprint will help the company as things come back.
 
Hyatt's take on emerging from the storm
TORONTO — Hyatt is working to reimagine the hotel experience from every vantage point – from pre-arrival, to guest rooms and lobbies to spas, restaurants and meetings space, bringing in the latest research, technology and innovation to make that happen. 
 
Kindness and joy in challenging times
COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Living Water Resort and Spa prides itself on having a caring culture, and family spirit that includes employees, guests and vacation ownership members. That culture was certainly challenged by the coming of COVID-19.
 
Philip Mondor explains THRC's Recovery Toolkit
OTTAWA — Philip Mondor, president and CEO of Tourism HR Canada paints a vivid picture with stark numbers regarding the pandemic. THRC has prepared a toolkit to help with the recovery.
 
DineSafe targets guest safety and confidence
TORONTO — ORHMA has been working closely with industry leaders, government agencies, technology experts, legal advisors, and key supply partners. Together, they have developed best practices to help guide your safe and successful reopening.
 
Scott Jocelyn: Pulling back the shutters
WINNIPEG — As people emerge from the pandemic, their perceptions of safety and travel will affect the speed at which the industry recovers. MHA's Scott Jocelyn points to extension of wage subsidies and property tax relief as two measures that would help the province's hotels.
 
Expedia provides $275 million in partner relief 
SEATTLE, Wash. — Expedia Group has committed $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts.
 
REOPENINGS, SALES & RENOS June 9, 2020 
Banff Springs reopened June 1. Courtyard by Marriott Burlington reopens. New Staybridge Suites for Waterloo Region. Next chapter for Naramata.
 
STR Canada results for March and April
HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—STR statistics for Canada for March and April show the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
COMING EVENTS update June 9, 2020
CHIC has been postponed until next spring, but so far WCLC and HAC are going ahead as planned. AHLA's Ascend Conference will be virtual this ye 
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