15,000 hotels sign up for AH&LA's Hospitality for Hope drive
The American Hotel & Lodging Association's (AHLA) "Hospitality for Hope Initiative" was created to boost collaboration between the hotel industry and the health care community, first responders, displaced employees, and local communities during this crisis. As part of the initiative, AHLA is working closely with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a national database of hotel properties willing to provide temporary housing for emergency and health care workers. In the short time since the initiative was announced, participation has grown from nearly 6,000 hotels to more than 15,000 properties with a combined 2.3 million rooms available near established healthcare facilities.
With most trips canceled, here's what the travel industry is doing to help the coronavirus response
t's been almost a month since the World Health Organization declared covid-19 a global pandemic, and the travel industry has shuddered to a halt.
Due to the current situation in North America, many hotels have closed or shut down parts of their properties, including their pool facilities. As cashflow is a concern in these challenging times, it is wise to find ways to reduce costs as much as possible when facilities are on standby.
How to Stay Connected With Hotel Employees During COVID-19
These are unprecedented times for meetings and events.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought on some tough changes, but the meetings and hospitality industries are strong and resilient.