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Hotels Reimagine Food and Beverage Service With New Models

There’s little question that the pandemic has taken a huge toll on the hospitality industry. While restaurants were able to eke out a little income from takeout, delivery and other initiatives, hotel business almost completely dried up.

“The hotel industry was the first impacted by the pandemic and will be one of the last to recover,” Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), said in a statement. The AHLA claims that the devastation caused to the hotel industry is already 9 times worse than 9/11, with more than 8 in 10 hotels having to lay off or furlough workers since the onset of the health crisis.

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Business Travel Article 2

Delta reopens lounges at Chicago, Denver, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix and San Francisco

Delta is set to reopen seven Sky Clubs across the US this month, as it continues to add flights to its schedules.

Clubs at Chicago O’Hare (E Concourse), Denver, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix and San Francisco will join a number of facilities which remained opened during the coronavirus pandemic (including lounges at Atlanta, Boston, LAX, JFK and Washington DC).

As part of the carrier’s recently launched Delta Care Standard package of measures in the light of Covid-19, a number of changes have been made to lounge operations, including:

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Business Travel Article 3

6 Ways to Prepare for Queueing at Post-Lockdown Live Events

Physical events present countless challenges for both planners and venues in the age of coronavirus. Although countries and US states are starting to reopen, Covid-19 is still a very real threat, and it will make planning in-person events particularly difficult.

Those that are permitted — largely small, local events for the foreseeable future — will be required to implement restrictions and procedures to attempt to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. This will include strict social distancing measures and possible temperature checks, which will complicate one of the most common and largely inevitable part of events: queueing.

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