A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

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Tanja Hernandez is the Baccarat Hotel’s new director of environmental health and safety. Baccarat Hotel New York

Skift Take: It’s going to take more than a label to give guests confidence to book a post-pandemic hotel stay. Hoteliers need someone to make sure all the heightened cleaning standards are not only announced but also rigorously followed.

— Cameron Sperance

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Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

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Pavilion of the enlightened at Ancient Siam in Thailand. Hatoriz / Visual Hunt

Skift Take: Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don’t make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

— Dennis Schaal

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Tours and Attractions Pursue New Hygiene Regimes to Coronavirus Recovery

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The coronavirus pandemic is forcing tour operators and attractions to heighten their health and sanitation protocols, like this zipline attraction from El Nido Resorts in Palawan in the Philippines . Miniloc / Adobe

Skift Take: Tourism is now having its OCD moment in the face of the coronavirus. Will new sanitation protocols in the tourism sector buy peace of mind for travelers post-pandemic or usher in a new age of travel anxiety?

— Xinyi Liang-Pholsena

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Marriott and Accor CEOs Disagree on How Quickly Europe’s Hotels Will Recover

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The CEOs of Accor and Marriott disagree on whether European hotels are too dependent on long-haul travel to recover quickly from coronavirus. Jim Trodel / Flickr

Skift Take: As long as Europe can create a strong network of travel bubbles or reopen as much of the Schengen Area without coronavirus travel restrictions, its hotel recovery timeline may surprise hotel executives like Marriott’s Arne Sorenson.

— Cameron Sperance

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Hotel CEOs Say Protests Are Our ‘Call to Action’ to Do More to Promote Racial Justice

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Several U.S. hotel company CEOs Tuesday said they support ongoing peaceful protests against racial inequality. Fibonacci Blue / Wikimedia

Skift Take: U.S. hotel leaders say repeated examples of prejudice and racial inequality are a call for them to do more given their diverse workforces. What materializes from such a call? A whole world is waiting.

— Cameron Sperance

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