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Research Brief: Crowdfunding for Hospitality Ventures

Associate professor Elena Belavina's research brief provides guidance for entrepreneurs on the benefits and effective use of crowdfunding for hospitality ventures. Read the full article
The Health Trust Factor: Why Travel Companies Should Think Like Health Providers

Taimur Khan M.Eng. '93, CHR Advisory Board Member, and vice president and general manager of travel, transportation, and hospitality solutions team at Salesforce, wrote an article outlining four healthcare principles that the hospitality industry can adopt to build resilience and make guests feel safe as travel resumes. 
 
New Member Welcome

Give a warm welcome to new CHR member, Joy Butler, SVP and global business unit owner (Lodging) at FreedomPay. Joy started with the company in February 2020 and is responsible for building out the Multi-Merchant Network, the industry's first integrated, cross-merchant independent network that reduces friction in real-time redemption of loyalty points. 
 

Lodging Sector Update
Rising occupancy in the U.K. and Ireland is being driven by regional destinations, especially those popular for leisure demand. Especially promising data was recorded last week in Blackpool, York, Plymouth, Bournemouth, and Brighton, all markets benefitting from concerns around international travel and quarantines as well as the fact that summer 2020 is rapidly becoming the summer of the staycation. In larger cities, such as London and Dublin, occupancy is lagging.
U.S. demand increased week over week by 301k rooms for the seven-day period ending with 1 August. Regardless, the last five weeks have showed much slower growth than the previous two months.
 
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