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The market for hostels, studios and premium private accommodation for students is booming worldwide

According to research experts from Qurate Research, “Global Premium hostels, studios and private accommodation for students Market 2022 Insights, Size, Sharing, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028.” The study is an anthology of in-depth studies on many aspects of the global hostel, studio and premium private accommodation industry for students. It is an admirable […]

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Nominations open for the Oscars of the guest house and the B&B world

Entries are now open for the 2022 eviivo Awards, dubbed “the Oscars of the independent accommodation industry”. The annual ceremony honors the best hosts in the UK’s independent hospitality industry, and the virtual event is back for the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic. The prestigious awards, now in their seventh year, […]

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Valentine’s Day signals resumption of Filipino motels

“Yes, walk-in customers have been coming in continuously since February 13,” said Sallie Perez, manager of the Marle Hotel in Cavite. “Business is picking up,” she added. As part of the motel industry, Marle Hotel specializes in “private” walk-in guests and discreet reservations, especially in February or “the month of lovers”. Anyway, in the Philippines, […]

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Sacramento County to close motels used as homeless shelters

Sacramento County plans to close three motels used to shelter homeless people this spring when federal funding for the service ends. The three motels have been housing homeless people since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration released funding for a program he called Project Roomkey. The sites currently house 333 […]

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Why turning motels into accommodations could survive the pandemic

In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic exploded, Missoula, Montana made the decision to purchase the Sleepy Inn, an 80-year-old downtown motel. His aim was twofold. In the short term, the city would use the property to provide private living space for people experiencing homelessness, reducing overcrowding at existing shelters. The motel would […]

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British Columbia hotels and commercial leisure businesses will receive pandemic supports

CANADA, January 14 – Eligible accommodation providers and tourism operators licensed and licensed by BC Parks will now have access to subsidies to ease fixed cost pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic . “The tourism industry in British Columbia continues to be hard hit by the pandemic. Since day one, our government has worked side-by-side […]

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Supply chain holds back Central Florida hotels

KISSIMMEE, Florida – Supply chain issues don’t go away. In fact, they cause problems in places you might not have expected. Supply chain issues impact the operations of 86% of hotels in the United States, according to a recent survey by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. What would you like to know Supply Chain […]

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YHA New Zealand closes 11 hostels due to Covid-19

YHA Lake Tekapo is one of 11 hostels that will close on December 15, 2021. Kaeli Conforti After a solid 89-year career as one of the nation’s most trusted hostel brands, YHA New Zealand recently announced plans permanently close 11 of its properties as of December 15, 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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YHA New Zealand closes all hostels after 90 years

YHA NZ will close its 11 hostels as of December 15, after 89 years of existence in the tourist landscape. The New Zealand branch of Hostelling International said it had “no choice but to close the doors for good.” With a significant shift towards low-budget domestic travelers and family groups, the company was able to […]

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The hotels regain full occupancy

As large vaccination campaigns in South and Southeast Asia are in full swing, sources said bookings for hotel rooms and conference rooms are increasing every month. Business in the hospitality industry has finally picked up, as foreign delegates and corporate clients visit the country after a year and a half of the Covid-19 pandemic. As […]

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Queensland hotels prepare to lock down unvaccinated people as December deadline approaches

Unvaccinated Queenslanders could find themselves barred from vacation destinations this summer, with some major hotels saying they will deny reservations rather than navigate the state’s impending COVID-19 restrictions. Key points: Unvaccinated Queenslanders will be able to book accommodation after December 17, but will not be able to enter cafes, bars or restaurants Hoteliers say they […]

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Extended stay: people living in long-term hotel residences fight evictions to avoid homelessness

The private security guard, armed with an assault rifle, quickly moved through the drab hallways of the long-stay residential hotel outside of Atlanta on a chilly fall day. He knocked on door after door, pointing the gun at longtime residents and forcing them to leave. The staggering evictions terrified those living at Efficiency Lodge in […]

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Could renovating abandoned hotels and motels solve California’s housing crisis?

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Solving the housing crisis is a nuanced question that plagues many people all over the world. In this country, in particular, the problem has caused divisions among political parties. Whichever party you identify with, you are probably as lost as anyone else when it comes to finding […]

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Why are Durango hotels rejecting hiring bonuses as a way to tackle the labor shortage? – The Durango Herald

Some hoteliers see benefits as “quick fixes” to employment problems Tori Ossola, left, general manager of the Strater hotel, works with employee Drew Findley on Thursday at the front desk of the downtown Durango hotel. (Jerry McBride / Durango Herald) Jerry mcbride Many industries have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but this shock […]

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Concerns at North Wales’ first holiday complex over turning guest house into homeless accommodation

Concerns have been expressed about holiday homes in one of Wales’ best seaside resorts being reallocated to house homeless people. Llandudno has a holiday accommodation zone which generally prevents hotels, guesthouses and B & Bs from being used for tourism. But last year the Welsh government introduced contingency planning legislation at the height of the […]

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Market Street motels could get a second life as apartments

A California-based real estate investment company aims to turn two motels on Market Street in Wilmington into efficient apartments. Vivo Investment Group, a company specializing in such conversions, is proposing to transform the Budgetel Inn and Motel 6, both located at 4903 Market Street, into a 230-unit multi-family complex. Capitalizing on a real estate trend […]

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As July approaches, homeless people in Vermont prepare to leave hotels and motels

Sarah Trombly and her daughter Attalyn Philbrick are two of the homeless staying at the Courtyard by Marriott in Middlebury on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell / VTDigger MIDDLEBURY— Josh Lisenby is worried about July 1st. He’s trying to figure out where he’ll sleep and store his belongings when he leaves the […]

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Hotels for those who were not accommodated by the wildfires (Hotels for those who were not accommodated by the wildfires) – High Country News – Know the West

Deep in the Densely forested foothills of southern Oregon near the town of Butte Falls, Lanette and Steve Martin lived with their son and his family – until last year, when a wildfire chased them from their home . As embers the size of charcoal briquettes landed on their foredeck, the retired couple and their […]

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As Covid Restrictions Relax, Consumers Use Debit Cards for Hotels, Motels, and Car Rentals – Digital Transactions

Further evidence is emerging from the evolution of consumer spending over the past year. Consumers are using their debit cards more for transactions at hotels and motels in the travel industry, according to the PSCU Payments Index for April. Released Thursday, the index shows that debit card use accounted for 35% of transactions in hotels […]

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Motels in Sacramento County have sheltered hundreds of homeless residents during the pandemic. But they could close soon.

Updated April 16 Sacramento County plans to potentially close three motels this spring that housed hundreds of former homeless residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing concerns about costs, county officials confirmed on Friday. Plans to close the motels, which are part of the state’s relatively successful Roomkey project, raise concerns that many of those who […]

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As coronavirus ravages businesses, small farms and independent restaurants rally for economic relief

“The administration has provided more than $23 billion to farmers since 2018 for lost export markets. Some districts, including my own, have not benefited from trade mitigation payments because it is more common for farmers to sell their produce in local and regional markets,” she wrote. “I hope that as farmers lose local and regional […]

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COVID-19: Growth forecast at -3%, IMF offers debt relief to the most vulnerable countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean |

Gita Gopinatheconomic adviser and director of IMFResearch Department, said in a blog post that following the global lockdown in response to the coronavirus“The scale and speed of the ensuing collapse in activity is unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes.” Many countries are now facing multiple crises – over health, finance and collapsing commodity […]

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Deep Debt Relief for CARP Beneficiaries

Raul FabellaPHOTO BY ECON.UPD.EDU.PH Renowned economist Raul Fabella has proposed debt cancellation for land reform beneficiaries as a high-impact but low-cost economic stimulus the government should include in its coronavirus stimulus package. “A good stimulus for agriculture is for the government to exonerate wrongfully indentured agricultural beneficiaries by rescinding its tiny land reform collection,” Fabella […]

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Cash-strapped Pakistan gets $800m in debt relief from G20 countries: report

Image source: PTI Cash-strapped Pakistan gets $800m in debt relief from G20 countries: report Cash-strapped Pakistan secured $800 million in debt freeze agreements from 14 G20 members while it was still awaiting ratification by the other six countries in the group, including Saudi Arabia and the Japan, according to a media report on Sunday. Pakistan […]

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Call for emergency comprehensive debt relief to fight COVID-19

Published: July 18, 2020 7:26:30 PM Businesses, workers and civil society organizations around the world have called for global emergency debt relief to enable all countries in need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. G20 finance ministers have been urged to build on earlier efforts to deliver a truly comprehensive set of measures on sovereign debt […]

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‘Jubilee’ debt cancellation key to tackling coronavirus

The Bishop of Mallorca Sebastia Taltavull offers the traditional Easter Sunday mass in the deserted cathedral during the coronavirus pandemic. (Clara Margais/Getty Images) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $2 per month! Thank you for registering for The nationweekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more than The nationcheck […]

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IMF cancels debt payments for six months for 25 poor countries

TANZANIA, TANZANIA – The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved $500 million to cancel six months of debt repayments for 25 of the world’s poorest countries so they can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. IMF Executive Director Kristalina Georgieva released a statement saying the IMF Executive Board had approved immediate debt service relief for 19 […]

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IMF cancels debt payments for 25 poor countries for 6 months

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved $500 million to cancel six months of debt repayments for 25 of the world’s poorest countries so they can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic . IMF Executive Director Kristalina Georgieva released a statement saying the IMF Executive Board had approved immediate debt service relief […]

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NYC yellow cab drivers block bridges to demand debt relief

Late morning and early afternoon Thursday, caravans of taxis blocked the Brooklyn Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge in New York City, halting traffic on two of Manhattan’s main entrances. Taxi drivers staged the protest to demand relief from their huge debt burden. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the financial catastrophe facing these […]

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Coronavirus: Debt relief essential to help Africa, says European Commissioner | European | News and current affairs from across the continent | DW

DW: The European Commission and Member States have pledged around €20 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in poor countries in Africa and elsewhere. Considering the amount of money the EU will now spend in Europe, that seems quite small. Do you think that will be enough? Jutta Urpilainen: I think this is a strong […]

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Covid-19: Holy See renews Pope’s call for debt relief for developing countries

The Holy See renews Pope Francis’ call for debt relief for nations struggling due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. By Devin Watkins Bishop Ivan Jurkovič renewed the Holy Father’s call for debt relief at the international level. The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva addressed the […]

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Zambia Needs Regime Change More Than Debt Relief – Kalala – Zambia: News Diggers!

FORMER Special Assistant to the President for Policy and Project Implementation Jack Kalala said giving aid or debt relief to Zambia would be like pouring water into a container without fundamentally, because what the country needs now is regime change. Responding to Oxfam which recently called for debt relief to help the country cope with […]

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FFAW Hosts $ 470 Million Federal Pandemic Relief Program

Keith Sullivan said the federal fisheries aid program announced Thursday was “long overdue.” Photo file. (Todd O’Brien / CBC) The union representing Newfoundland and Labrador fishermen welcomes the news of nearly half a billion dollars in aid for an industry hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government on Thursday pledged nearly $ 470 […]

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Wingate students join to help families staying in motels – WSOC TV

In Charlotte, invisible homeless people are hiding in hotels and motels. In many cases, couples and families crowd in these places after a recent eviction or financial problems that make it difficult to rent elsewhere. Even though they are working, they are often unable to save for the first and last month’s rent plus a […]

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Authorities concerned about crime rate at Vermont motels used to house homeless

Note: This story is over a week old. Given how quickly the Covid-19 pandemic is evolving, we recommend reading our latest coverage here. The Hilltop Hotel is one of seven hotels in central Vermont where homeless people live. Photo courtesy of Underground Workshop Police told lawmakers Wednesday that there was an “unacceptable” amount of criminal […]

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Seychelles: 75% of hotel and guest house rooms in Seychelles certified Covid Safe

More than 75 percent of the rooms in Seychelles’ 418 tourist establishments have received safe tourism certificates and are able to accommodate visitors, although not all are open, the tourism minister said. Didier Dogley said about 4,700 out of 6,000 rooms in hotels, guesthouses and independent establishments have achieved COVID-19 certification. Sybille Cardon, President of […]

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9,000 hotel and guest house employees made redundant

Around 9,000 hotel and guest house employees operating under the Ghana Progressive Hoteliers Association (GPHA) have been made redundant due to lack of facility sponsorship. The development is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many facilities to shut down completely or operate at minimal capacity. The national president of the association, Mr. […]