Digital. Season 3, Episode 3. The Top 10 Travel News Stories of the Week: Day In, Day Out

Digital. The Top 10 Travel News Stories of the Week: Day In, Day Out

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  1. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, “this will be a strong summer for travel to Europe — including inbound travel.”
  2. The Greek government is considering opening its borders to vaccinated British tourists by May.
  3. The FDA confirmed that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers effective protection against severe cases of COVID-19. If approved for use, Johnson & Johnson expects to provide 100 million doses by summer.
  4. According to a report by Harri, 29% of hospitality workers do not intend to take the COVID-19 vaccine to maintain their current employment.
  5. Announcing results for 2020, Accor posted a loss of almost €2 billion.
  6. Hilton reported a $720 million loss.
  7. Marriott reported $164 million loss and forecasts a 6% growth for 2021.
  8. Anthony Capuano, previously in charge of the global development division, is now the new Marriott’s CEO. Capuano will take the place of Arne Sorenson, who recently passed away.
  9. During a recent episode of Joe Rogan’s famous podcast, Elon Musk stated that SpaceX will be making regular passenger flights by 2023. The full episode can be found on Spotify.
  10. I wrote a piece on hotel technology and innovation during crises, available here: “Hotel Technology During Crises, Does it innovate?”

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