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Hotel Industry News: Marriott International grows despite Omnicron, check-in kiosks are a future trend and more


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have launched a program called the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE). This new program will ensure workplace equity.


A survey from MMGY Global found that 45% of adult respondents familiar with the omicron variant of COVID-19 are less likely to travel in the next three months. The next few weeks will likely be crucial to determine how much of an impact omicron will have on holiday travel.

Investors are seeing worth in the student accommodation sector. The UK has already started to see this trend but other cities will have the same effect soon.


The World Tourism Organization has welcomed another sustainability expert into its growing International Network of Sustainable Observatories. The Barcelona Tourism Observatory will work to help guide the sector towards greater environmental protection.


Here’s what courageous leaders do.


The Marriott International announced that their hotels saw a strong year of growth and signings in 2021. They were able to open 60 new hotels which accounted for 30% of new hotels in the United States.


Self-check-in kiosks may be the future of hotels for contactless check-ins. But there are many considerations to review before starting with his trend.


An analysis of lawsuits involving the hotel industry and COVID-19 provide insights about the future. For example, private insurance has not covered pandemic-related losses, and so hotels should consider other means of help both now and in the future.