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Update for Wednesday, August 26

AAHOA is bringing you the latest information as it relates to COVID-19 and your business.

Help AAHOA help hotel owners by sharing this update with owners in your network, whether they're AAHOA Members or not. Turn to AAHOA's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts for the latest.

 

CONTENT FOUND IN THIS UPDATE
 

  • Advocacy: Congress is in recess, but we need your help to keep pushing for relief for hoteliers
  • CDC: 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for international and out-of-state travelers no longer in effect
  • Next Week’s Virtual Event: Navigating the Road to Recovery in a Post-COVID-19 World – A Conversation with Best Western Hotels & Resorts
  • Tomorrow’s Webcasts: Data-driven marketing, revenue management on the slate
  • HotStats: What will hotels look like in a post-COVID-19 world?

Congress Is in Recess, But We Need Your Help to Keep Pushing for Relief for Hoteliers

Congress is officially on recess through Labor Day, but AAHOA is strongly positioned to continue pushing to have our policy priorities included in both the HEROES Act and the HEALS Act, thanks to our consistent and unrelenting efforts throughout the summer. But we can’t let up now. We must continue to prepare for Congress' return to Washington after Labor Day and ensure that when a final relief package is passed, it includes relief and protection for the hotel industry.

You can help our advocacy efforts by sending a letter to your representative to make sure they prioritize hotel owners.

CDC Drops 14-Day Self-Quarantine Recommendation for International and Out-of-State Travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed the recommendation that all travelers coming from outside the country self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return, advising them to instead follow state and local recommendations. The CDC’s updated travel guidance states that all returning travelers should social distance, wear a cloth face covering, wash their hands often, and watch for symptoms.

On Sunday, the U.S. reported the lowest number of new coronavirus cases (34,567) in more than two months. It also marked the ninth straight day with fewer than 50,000 new cases.

Next Week’s Virtual Event: Navigating the Road to Recovery in a Post-COVID-19 World – A Conversation with Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Join us at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2 as Washington DC Area Regional Director Sandip Patel hosts a live virtual event with Best Western Hotels & Resorts. He will be joined by COO Ron Pohl, CDO Brad LeBlanc, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Dorothy Dowling, and Best Western owners and AAHOA Directors Nimisha Patel and Sawan H. Patel.

HotStats’ David Eisen will moderate. Have questions for Best Western’s featured guests? Email your questions at least 24 hours in advance to franchise@aahoa.com. Add this event to your calendar now.

Tomorrow’s Webcasts: Data-Driven Marketing, Revenue Management on the Slate

Do you know the KPIs of marketing? Better understanding these indicators can help make data-driven decisions that will ultimately help grow your business. Join us at 1 p.m. EDT tomorrow, August 27 for Getting Back to Business: Data-Driven Marketing for Business Growth to get a comprehensive roadmap for taking your marketing strategy to the next level, including how to evaluate your organization across 15 key marketing metrics.

Then, at 3 p.m. EDT, tune in for Getting Back to Business: Implementing Effective Revenue Management Now to learn ways to increase revenue and close the gap on year-over-year KPI declines. Don’t miss out, register now.

 

HotStats: What Will Hotels Look Like in a Post-COVID-19 World?

COVID-19 has rushed through the hospitality industry like a flash flood and, without a doubt, it will leave hotels forever transformed in its wake. As the virus subsides – and it eventually will – it will reveal a transformed landscape, and hotels will need to adjust to move their operations to higher ground. Want a peek into what this post-COVID-19 world will look like for hotels?

HotStats gazes into the future, examines which marks will stay with the hotel industry, and lays out what hotels will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. Read the full article here.