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Hotel and hospitality news in numbers
The amount that travellers arriving in the UK from ‘red-list’ countries will have to pay for a mandatory ten-day quarantine hotel package.
The average length of stay has increased by 48%, according to research by Profitroom that compared year-on-year performances across sites.
The UK hospitality industry lost approximately £72bn in sales last year, according to UKHospitality.
In 2020, the US hotel industry surpassed one billion unsold room nights for the first time in history.
Google has been fined €1.1m in France for misleading ranking of hotels on its search engine.
Key news stories from the hotel industry
Staycations may be prohibited until June
According to the UK Government's plan for post-lockdown recovery, domestic leisure travel in England may not be permitted to restart until June.
Source: The Telegraph
Marriott reports green shoots despite losses
Marriott has reported a fourth quarter net loss of $164m as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hit hospitality.
Source: Breaking Travel News
Welsh government to change law to allow hotels to host weddings
Hotels in Wales will be allowed to reopen for wedding ceremonies from 1 March following a decline in coronavirus cases across the country, first minister Mark Drakeford has said.
Source: The Caterer
Nobu chief says hotels must look to home markets to survive crisis
Hotels must focus on attracting locals if they are to survive the pandemic, the chief executive of the Nobu hotel and restaurant group has said, as the stumbling rollout of vaccines globally delays the recovery of international travel.
Source: The Financial Times