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The Reopening of Las Vegas Casinos During the COVID-10 Pandemic

Governor Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants, barbershops, hair salons, and most retail businesses, to reopen with limitations beginning May 9, 2020, and Nevada began its emergence from the pandemic shutdown. Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with restrictions. While the pandemic is far from over, this article examines some of the differences observed in casinos in the Las Vegas market since reopening and what has been learned thus far.

HVS Monday Musings: Rebooting Global Travel & Tourism Sector

The global Travel & Tourism sector is gradually coming back to life as several countries across the globe ease their lock down and travel restrictions. Governments across the globe are taking steps to revive the sector, some of which have been highlighted in this article.

The Importance of Sporting Events for the Las Vegas Market

Three U.S. major professional sports teams—the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League, Las Vegas Aces of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League—are based in Las Vegas. The importance of sporting events for the Las Vegas market extends beyond serving as the home for these professional teams. The return of sports will contribute to Las Vegas’ eventual recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond Borders: Hospitality Updates from Across the Globe

Industry experts from around the globe share what they are seeing in their markets today, the status of travel restrictions, how their governments are supporting the industry financially, and how they see the recovery process starting and playing out.

Major Las Vegas Development Projects Status Update

During the three years preceding the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas had entered a cycle of new development after the prolonged recovery from the 2008 Great Recession. The ongoing construction of major demand generators throughout the closure period is important to the eventual recovery of the Las Vegas market. This article summarizes the available information regarding the status of major tourism-related projects in the Las Vegas market.

El Nuevo Turismo Mundial - ¿Cuáles son los impulsores que darán forma al nuevo turismo mundial?

Richard Katzman, Managing Director of HVS Mexico City, oversees the company’s consulting practice throughout Latin America. In this webinar, organized by Mexico’s leading real estate industry magazine and media platform, Inmobiliare, Richard and four fellow panelists discuss an anticipated path to recovery for the hotel and travel industry.

Social distancing and the hotel breakfast buffet: where to from here?

Could coronavirus close the hotel buffet breakfast for good? International hotel adviser Russell Kett says "the breakfast buffet is likely to become a thing of the past."

Impact of COVID-19 on the Hospitality Industry in GCC

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview in Arabic on Al Arabiya News summarizes the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry in GCC and how the recovery path looks like.

Thoughts on How the Pandemic Must Affect Greek Tourism

The Greek tourism industry has been hit the hardest; but it has also given people the opportunity to step back and fill in the missing gaps. A need to establish well-organised and empowered DMOs is apparent, in order to upgrade Greece's tourism product. Furthermore, the development of a corporate structure will assist family hotel businesses to entrench a desired financial position against stakeholders.

COVID-19: Hospitality Employee Sentiment Findings

The focus of this research is on hospitality industry employees who are amongst the most severely impacted due to measures such as furloughs, terminations, and pay cuts. As the hospitality industry plans for recovery in the post COVID-19 era, it is essential for employers and leadership teams to take stock of where they stand today. The objective was to understand the current employee sentiment, confidence levels, loyalty, and the current state of mind of the employees’ decision-making process.
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