Issue 2558 - 23 October, 2020

    Health passport progress

    Trials of a new “health passport” to promote safe international travel have completed their first phase. The second phase will see travellers arrive pre-checked in Newark via United Airlines. Officials from CommonPass, the WTTC, World Economic Forum and Internova Travel Group were part of the trial, with each submitting a covid-19 test. The aim is [...]

    Accor hails recovery

    Accor reported third quarter revenues down 63.7% at EUR329m, in the third quarter. CEO Sebastien Bazin said performance during the period pointed to a marked recovery. China was the best performing part of the portfolio, with revpar there down 29.4% year on year. The improvement in the country continues, with September revpar recovering to 16.8% [...]

    New brand for RedDoorz

    Singaporean hotel group RedDoorz has launched a new brand, Sans. The brand will launch with properties a step up from the group’s existing portfolio, reports Nikkei Asia. RedDoorz represents over 1,800 hotels in Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. The fast growing group expects a further fundraising next year, ahead of an eventual IPO. Read [...]

    Ascott adds Vienna

    Serviced apartment specialist The Ascott has signed its first Austrian property. The 223 unit block is scheduled to open in late 2022 in central Vienna. The Citadines branded property will run under a management agreement with SIGNA Real Estate and ARE. The addition takes The Ascott’s European portfolio to more than 6,500 apartments in 54 [...]