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Israel Hotel Market Overview 2020 – The Path To Recovery

Tourism arrivals to Israel hit another record in 2019 growing to 4.5 million and resulting in improved hotel performance throughout. This article explores the hotel performance and development pipeline in Israel.

Reactivating the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Pandemic

After record breaking visitation in 2019, the Caribbean was well positioned for another stellar year. However, despite a very low infection rate in the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a wide range of new challenges for stakeholders in the region.

Preparing for Increasing Wellness Demand Amid Layers of Global Turmoil

This article highlights preparing for increasing hospitality wellness demand. As global news and media cycles spin with updates related to COVID-19, strategies for reopening and widespread cries for social justice reform. This article examines cycles of grief, critical investment strategies, and wellness propositions associated with immediate and long-term demand.

HVS Market Pulse: Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is located in north central Laos on a peninsula bounded by the Mekong River to the north and the Khan River to the east. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1995, Luang Prabang attracts tourists from international and regional markets through a combination of preserved cultural experiences and natural beauty within the province. The following article gives a brief overview of Luang Prabang, its tourism industry and recent dynamics of the local lodging market.

Hotel Operators Must Be Flexible, Be Lean and React Quickly to Change, says HVS Webinar Panellists

HVS, EP Magazine, Bird & Bird, and AlixPartners hosted a webinar for the Hotel sector on 8 July 2020. We were joined by a number of industry experts covering essential issues on how to plan for financing the re-start, including cash flow scenario planning, working capital considerations and funding options.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Tucson Hotel Market

As with the rest of the country, the Tucson lodging market has been negatively affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After reaching an all-time peak in performance in 2019, following eight years of nearly year-over-year growth, hotel performance came to a screeching halt in early March when travel restrictions began to take place around the country.

The Reopening of Las Vegas Casinos During the COVID-19 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.

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.
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