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Survey Finds Americans’ Overall Perceptions of Travel Safety Hold Steady Despite Rise in U.S. COVID-19 Cases

According to the latest results of MMGY Global’s Travel Safety Barometer (Wave VI), which measures the impact of COVID-19 on traveler perceptions of safety, the current surge in cases of the virus across the U.S. has not made Americans more fearful of becoming ill.

Maintaining Luxury Service with Safety Protocols is a Challenge say Luxury Hoteliers according to New Forbes Travel Guide Survey

438 worldwide luxury hospitality leaders shared their insights in a recent survey 71% of luxury hotels plan to reopen by September
70% believe business will return to normal within the next year
86% are very / highly confident to handle any COVID-19 outbreak at their property

SPOTLIGHT ON Ofra Gelman, Principal, Dwell Design Studio

Ofra’s first project was the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas followed by the design and construction of the Mirage Conference Center. Both had no budget nor deadline. She has since had a reality check and has done extensive work on both hotels and mixed-use projects. The ILHA asked her how COVID-19 has affected the design industry and its influence for years to come.

SPOTLIGHT ON David T’Kint, Principle of HBA EMEA

A glimpse into the future as COVID-19 challenges hotel design to be more sustainable and relevant, moving agiley to reflect the importance of wellness, privacy and space. David T’Kint, who has worked on some of the most prestigious hotel brands, including the Great Scotland Yard in London’s Whitehall, talks about how this will be reflected in the aesthetic experience.