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Marriott Uses Loyalty Program to Roll Out New Work From Anywhere Program

By: Ryan Barwick
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: October 27th, 2020
Day rates available for workers sick of their own homes.
80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

By: Natasha Chen
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: October 25th, 2020
Clarence Cox took over a 35-year-old motorcoach business from his father and uncle and had hopes of one day giving it to his daughters. But with a $5 million fleet parked for months during a pandemic, and no federal aid, his goal now is just to make it to the end of 2020.
Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
New service will take on United and American, as the carriers fight Covid-19’s impact.
New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

By: Simret Akiliu
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: October 11th, 2020
But now, The Roosevelt Hotel will no longer bear witness to motion pictures or moments in history.
The hotel will permanently close its doors this year, a spokesperson told CNN in a statement.
The Roosevelt Hotel, owned by Pakistan International Airlines, cited the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing drop in business as the principal reasons it will cease operations.
Carnival reports smaller-than-expected loss, says cruising still in demand

Carnival reports smaller-than-expected loss, says cruising still in demand

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 8th, 2020
Carnival Corp CCL.N on Thursday reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and said advanced bookings for next year were improving, indicating renewed demand for cruising.
Pelosi asks airlines to pause furloughs, vowing additional aid, but no deal yet

Pelosi asks airlines to pause furloughs, vowing additional aid, but no deal yet

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: October 2nd, 2020
Pelosi said the additional aid could be a standalone bill or part of a broader coronavirus package.
Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 30th, 2020
American Airlines and United Airlines, two of the largest U.S. carriers, said they were beginning furloughs of over 32,000 workers on Thursday as hopes faded for a last-minute bailout from Washington.
United, pilots agree on schedule reductions to avoid nearly 3,000 furloughs

United, pilots agree on schedule reductions to avoid nearly 3,000 furloughs

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 28th, 2020
United Airlines’ pilots agreed to reduce their hours to avoid furloughs of close to 3,000 pilots.
Cranky customers, masked smiles redefine workplace culture: ‘Feels like we’re strangers’

Cranky customers, masked smiles redefine workplace culture: ‘Feels like we’re strangers’

By: Abha Bhattarai
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: September 23rd, 2020
The pandemic that has ravaged the service industry and cost millions of jobs is changing the nature of customer-facing work at stores, spas, restaurants, barbershops and other service-sector jobs. Workers across the country say even the most basic interactions with customers and colleagues have been complicated by social distancing and mask requirements, as well as the underlying fear of contracting the deadly virus.
Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Outline How They Plan to Cruise Safely - WSJ

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Outline How They Plan to Cruise Safely

By: Dave Sebastian
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
Recommendations include tighter controls to keep infected people from boarding ships and detailed plans for addressing infections on board.