COVID-19 travelers want the beach, so what’s happening to Tampa hotels?

TAMPA ― Jeny Guichardo sweeps through the Hilton Tampa Downtown hotel lobby at least once an hour.

She cradles a tub of Lysol wipes in her arms while clutching disinfectant spray and a rag. Wearing a blue surgical mask and plastic gloves, she wipes elevator buttons, handrails and table tops.

Hilton hotels have launched the “CleanStay” program. It calls for regular surface wipe-downs. Each guest room is sealed with a

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Medifast and its OPTAVIA Community Advance Philanthropic Mission, Promote Healthy Habits around the World

BALTIMORE, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medifast (NYSE: MED), the company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA ® , hosted its second annual Healthy Habits For All Week, a week of service dedicated to helping underserved communities adopt healthy habits through improved education and access. From Monday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, Medifast empowered its global community to donate and volunteer to promote healthy

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Apple Is About to Turn on the Heat in India

Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) fortunes in India — the world’s second-largest smartphone market — have been turning around despite the negative impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the country’s economic situation.

The iPhone maker recorded a 5% increase in shipments in India in the second quarter of 2020 while the overall market plunged — an impressive feat considering the premium pricing of Apple devices in the Indian context. Now the

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Phuket hotels fight for their lives

Phuket’s hotel industry is reaching breaking point and drastic economic support from the government is needed for it to survive the high season, urge industry leaders.

In the wake of the controversial “Phuket Model” international travel reopening scheme, reality is biting back as hotels in Thailand’s leading resort island are unable to sustain operating viability based on domestic tourism.

According to the Airports of Thailand (AOT), passenger arrivals at the

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Air Canada is the latest airline to offer free COVID-19 insurance for eligible travelers



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Airlines and even certain destinations are continuing to roll out COVID-19 insurance packages.

Air Canada is the latest in a series of international airlines that are offering complimentary coverage for coronavirus.

In August, Virgin Atlantic introduced what it

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Shifting From Analyzing Trip Cost to Meeting Value

It’s hard to imagine the post-Covid-19 world in terms of business travel, but that hasn’t kept travel managers from trying. The outlook sounds pessimistic if you view it in terms of projected trips. Evaluated in terms of meeting value, however, it may look different. 

Speaking at last week’s Business Travel Show America virtual conference, Discovery travel management VP Yukari Tortorich, Microsoft global travel director Eric Bailey and tClara founder Scott

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Here are 8 ways travel will change after the pandemic

With coronavirus cases continuing to spike in America and abroad, travelers with a United States passport remain grounded. To date, just nine countries are open to Americans without restrictions. If Belarus, Serbia, Zambia or any of the other six countries on that list aren’t in the cards, then travelers itching to get on an international flight will have to wait.

How long is still unknown. Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked:

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To green China’s overseas energy finance, the US must offer cleaner alternatives

Joe BidenJoe BidenQuestions remain unanswered as White House casts upbeat outlook on Trump’s COVID-19 fight CNN anchor confronts senior Trump campaign adviser after motorcade: Trump’s ‘downplaying the virus’ Biden again tests negative for COVID-19 MORE’s plan for climate change and environmental justice attacks China for financing fossil fuels. If the United States wants to green China’s overseas energy finance, it must compete by offering attractive funding for cleaner

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Hotels.com Travels Back to 2019 BC (Before Covid-19) With a Warning of What’s to Come

This time last year, if someone told you that in 2020 you’d live through a global pandemic, borders would close and grocery shoppers would physically fight over basic essentials like toilet paper, you’d think they were mad.

But 2020 has, by all measures, been an unpredictable year. Hotels.com makes light of the absurdity that is 2020 with a new ad that sees longtime brand character Captain Obvious get a visit

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United Airlines baggage fees and how to avoid paying them



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Every airline has its own fees and policies on baggage. While some airlines allow you to check multiple bags for free, some will charge you just to bring a carry-on. It’s important to familiarize yourself with these policies

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The 50 most attractive employers for business students around the world

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A first timer’s guide to flying in first or business class



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Editor’s note: Flying during the COVID-19 pandemic is very different than it has been previously, and nowhere is that more evident than in premium cabins where many of the signatures of premium service are on pause. Keep this

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Trump’s Coronavirus News Adds New Layer of Uncertainty Around the World

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The news that Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus is resonating throughout the world, because he is the U.S. president, because the U.S. is entering the last month of an unusually bitter presidential campaign, and because he

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17 best hotels in London for every type of traveler



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The city of London has thousands of hotels, which makes it near-impossible to select just the right one. When you factor in things like the neighborhood, budget and personal tastes, searching for the perfect spot spend a night

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New St. Charles business wants to provide a safe return during pandemic

ST. CHARLES – Ryan Sheley wants people to feel comfortable coming into a school or business as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

He recently launched aSafeReturn.com, which sells protective shields, cough boxes and other products to businesses and schools for their use. The business is located at 882 Equity Drive in St. Charles.

“Everybody is trying to figure out how we can return safely,” Sheley said. “We consult and suggest to

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CEMEX-Tec recognizes projects that seek to transform the world



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  • All the projects are awarded training and 8 of them received seed capital to continue their work.
  • In this 10th edition, 1678 projects from 61 countries were registered, from Mexico 31 states participated.

In its 10th edition, the CEMEX-Tec Award was awarded to 33 selected projects from 13 countries, out of a record of 1,678 projects from 61 countries, in one of the four categories: Transforming Communities, Social

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Luxury Hotels Market Size to Surpass US$ 222450 million by 2025

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Selbyville, Delaware Growth forecast report ” Luxury Hotels Market size by Product Type (Business Hotel, Suite Hotel, Airport Hotel and Resorts Hotel), By Application (Room, F&B, SPA and Other), By Region Outlook (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America & Middle East and Africa), Top Manufacturer, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive

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Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) Downgraded by BidaskClub

Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Saturday, BidAskClub reports.

ALGT has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Allegiant Travel from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $116.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, June 23rd. Barclays lifted their

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Hilton Times Square closure may be ‘tip of the iceberg’ for New York hotels

This week’s announcement of the permanent closure of the iconic 44-story Hilton Times Square hotel in the heart of New York City was a wake-up call for the embattled hospitality industry, especially in urban markets suffering from a coronavirus-driven tourism drought.

The move follows a decision earlier this week by Ashford Hospitality to hand over the keys to its recently purchased Embassy Suites in Midtown West to its lender after

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The most attractive employers for business students around the world

  • Employer branding company Universum just released this year’s World’s Most Attractive Employers.
  • For the 12th annual ranking, Universum surveyed students from the 12 biggest economies to find out what kind of employers they would like to work for upon graduation.
  • Find out which employers business students across the globe aspire to work for. 
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Business students around the world are looking to work at

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