Month: April 2020

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Post-Coronavirus: raising hygiene standards at traveller accommodation

After weeks of social distancing measures and lockdown, thoughts are beginning to shift to life post-coronavirus. For the hospitality industry, this will invariably include raising hygiene standards at all traveller accommodation. While hygiene and cleanliness have always been taken seriously at both long and short-stay accommodation, it is clear that extra measures are now needed …

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ASAP: support for key workers needing serviced accommodation

In a recent update on their website, the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) outlined support for key workers needing serviced accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since self-isolation and lockdown measures were introduced in March 2020, the association has seen a surge in enquiries on the availability of accommodation across the UK from NHS staff …

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Unregulated short-term letting put travellers at risk

Popular accommodation letting platforms including Airbnb, are under scrutiny as the number of casual landlords increases in the country’s capital and a rental ‘crisis’ is declared. But could these unregulated short-term lets also be putting travellers at risk? According to citymetric.com (who originally published the story), sites like Airbnb, Booking.com and TripAdvisor now hold the …

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CBRE research: growth in short-term rentals to slow in the U.S.

Recent research conducted by CBRE Short-Term Rentals: A Maturing U.S. Market and Its Impact on Traditional Hotels highlights a consistent rise in short-term rental (STRs) stocks in previous years –but is this growth about to end? The report, published this year, predicts that 100,000 net new STRs will penetrate the U.S. hotel market in 2020, …

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