WEEK OF APRIL 13, 2020
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Gov. Evers extends Safer at Home to May 26, allows some businesses to reopen, including golf courses
Milwaukee Business Journal
Wisconsin Gov.  Tony Evers  is directing the  Wisconsin Department of Health Services  secretary to extend the state's Safer at Home order to May 26, his office announced Thursday.

State tourism industry looks to capitalize on second half of the year
Milwaukee Business Times
Wisconsin's tourism industry is looking at a $642 million loss in travel spending from March 7 to April 4 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to  recent data from the U.S. Travel Association .

Wisconsin tourism agency focuses on small business support and adjusted marketing campaign
Milwaukee Business Journal
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism, working 100% remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has two main priorities - reminding Wisconsinites to support local businesses and shift its normal marketing campaigns during the uncertain times.

Common Council vote means the $420 million Wisconsin Center expansion can proceed -- after economy improves
Milwaukee Journal  Sentinel
EAA: Fate Of AirVenture 2020 Likely To Be Decided In May
More than half a million people from all over the world head to Oshkosh each summer for EAA AirVenture.

Green Lakes Chamber hires new executive director
Wisconsin Public Radio
After more than a month searching for the right individual to lead the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the chamber's board of directors have chosen its new executive director: Lisa Beck.
Western Wisconsin tourism in good standings to bounce back after pandemic
La Crosse Tribune
As the state grapples with large hits to tourism revenue, optimism remains intact for the Driftless region and other less populated areas to bounce back quickly, the state tourism director said Monday.
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Checklist: Converting Hotels for COVID-Related Uses
Lodging Magazine
As the coronavirus pandemic stresses both metropolitan "hotspots" and under-resourced communities, hotels across the country are being used as temporary lodging for medical workers, patients awaiting test results or self-quarantining, and individuals experiencing homelessness either isolating after potential exposure or attempting to limit exposure. 
Temporary closure: a digital checklist for hotels
If you are in a circumstance where you need to temporarily close or suspend operations at the hotel, here is a checklist for hotels that lists the sites you can/should update with proper messaging. 
Less Foot Traffic and Fewer Food Sources Embolden Pests During COVID-19
Lodging Magazine 
Apparently rats, insects, and other unwelcome hotel visitors didn't get the memo about social distancing. As entomologist Michael Bentley, director of education and training of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), says, decreased human foot traffic and fewer food sources during the COVID-19 public health crisis has panicked and emboldened newly food insecure pests like rodents and roaches. 
The Great Reset for Revenue Management in Travel
Boston Consulting Group
When the inevitable recovery comes-perhaps in months, the travel industry will confront a problem that few have ever faced: setting prices and generating revenue from scratch.