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Richard Bursby

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Elisabeth Heide

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Jack Wain

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Auteurs

Richard Bursby

Associé

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Elisabeth Heide

Collaborateur senior

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Jack Wain

Collaborateur

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15 octobre 2020

Hospitality in the news - 15 October 2020

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

TW:thinkingdifferently

Last time out we looked at how hotel and leisure operators have become increasingly creative in order to increase revenues. Now it's the turn of countries who are stepping up efforts to entice tourists to visit.

Recently the Dominican Republic government announced that they would pay tourists' medical expenses as part of a push to boost tourism in the Caribbean as they have seen a 65% drop in tourist numbers year on year. The government will cover all medical expenses in the event of a medical emergency during your holiday, whether COVID-related or not, and other expenses such as quarantine lodging, airfare, doctor consultations, and medical transfers are also covered.

UK travellers who wish to avoid the 10pm curfew and get some winter sun can also take advantage of some innovative travel insurance packages. Turkey has offered visitors extensive medical travel cover for plans priced as low as €15-23 per person. Portugal has a similar initiative and we are likely to see other countries whose economy is largely dependent on tourism adopt similar innovative measures to ensure they are not left behind.

As a next step, we might suggest free cocktails are included as well! As Eat Out to Help Out showed, Brits will go a long way for a cheap deal.

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Do you know?

You can now stay in a Bavarian royal residence

Articles

Wyndham introduces new meeting concept at hotels across Europe
(Travel Daily Media)

Number of licensed premises in the UK falls by 25,000 as re-openings stall
(Big Hospitality)

Nightclub launches legal challenge against 10pm curfew
(Big Hospitality)

Mandarin Oriental and Oberoi enter luxury alliance
(Travel Daily Media)

IHG's data shows that younger travellers prefer shorter booking windows
(Skift)

70% of travellers plan to fly internationally within next six months
(Travel Daily Media)

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