Coronavirus has led to ‘worst hotel market’ in history: Hotel operator
MCR CEO Tyler Morse argues an instantaneous coronavirus test would help the travel and hotel industries because it would end the need for 14-day quarantines.
It’s going to be a quiet holiday season for the hotel industry, a new travel survey suggests.
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The American Hotel & Lodging Association says 7 out of 10 Americans are unlikely to travel for Christmas, according to its survey of 2,200 adults.
This statistic from the AHLA comes just as the number of coronavirus cases have surged in the U.S., which has ultimately led the CDC to recommend Americans refrain from travel and in-person gatherings for the winter holiday season.
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According to the COVID-19 Dashboard from Johns Hopkins, more than 16 million Americans have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 300,420 people have lost their lives in relation to the illness.
The severity of the pandemic in the U.S. appears to have taken a toll on the hotel industry as millions of people continue to shelter in place.
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In the week ending on Dec. 5, the AHLA says nationwide hotel occupancy was at 37% while urban market hotel occupancy was at 29%.