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Richard Bursby

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Elisabeth Heide

Senior associate

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Jack Wain

Associate

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Authors

Richard Bursby

Partner

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Elisabeth Heide

Senior associate

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Jack Wain

Associate

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18 March 2021

Hospitality in the News

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Your latest instalment of articles and opinions from across the hospitality sector.

Thinking differently

Are you aware of the new acronym in the tourism industry "3V"?

"Visit, Vaccine and Vacation" is a new concept circulating around the sector. It has taken on a greater focus this week as the Maldives tourism minister has disclosed that the Maldives legislature are considering promoting the Maldives as a destination under this tagline. The principle being that the Maldives, which anticipates being the first country to have vaccinated its entire population, would use surplus vaccines for tourists. They would offer travellers two doses of COVID-19 vaccines several weeks apart which encourages weeks-long stays in the island nation and would provide a huge boost to the tourism industry. Dubai is also rumoured to be about to announce a similar program for a 3 week stay with the first jab when you arrive and a second jab as you fly out.

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Did you know?

Salt Bae is finally set to open a London restaurant…

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Latest news

Blackstone and Starwood Capital to buy Extended Stay America for $6 billion
(CNBC)

KLM using virtual reality to train employees
(Skift)

Norway has a new low-cost airline aiming to enter the transatlantic market
(Skift)

Government plans to extend al fresco planning exemptions
(Big Hospitality)

Jollibee investing £30m in UK expansion
(Big Hospitality)

Oakman Inns acquires six former Seafood Pub Company sites
(Boutique Hotelier)

Deliveroo takes first step to list
(WSJ)

London February Hotel Occupancy Fell 69.5% To 23.3%
(Hotel News Resource)

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