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NEWS BRIEFS update as of June 23, 2020

Choice Gold and Platinum Award recipients. Motel 6 Clean@6. Trump’s 4K to Travel idea. Hilton CleanStay rolled out. IHG updates travel cancellation policy. Destination Indigenous Campaign.

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A Tribute to Bob Pomeroy

The Canadian hotel industry has lost one of its legendary entrepreneurs. William Robert Pomeroy, also known to friends and family as Bob, passed away on June 11, 2020, at the age of 72 years.

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PEOPLE update as of June 23, 2020

CLN’s most robust PEOPLE section in months! Read about Red Lion’s new president, Charles Suddaby, Joe Baker, Bruce Williams, Danica Boyd, David Steinbach, Dr. Lysa Porth, Grant MacDonald and Hugo Germain.

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JW Marriott Muskoka is open for business. FARO opens at Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Canada’s hotel pipeline is still robust, Lodging Econometrics reports.

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Hotel Equities plans to double hotels in Canada

ATLANTA, Ga. — Hotel Equities currently has 26 or 27 properties in Canada, and still plans to double that in the next two years, Joe Reardon, chief development officer told CLN.

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Hyatt’s take on emerging from the storm

TORONTO — The company is working to reimagine the hotel experience to further enhance safety and well being among guests and colleagues and critically examine every vantage point – from pre-arrival, to guest rooms and…

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Philip Mondor explains the THRC Toolkit

OTTAWA — Philip Mondor, president and CEO of Tourism HR Canada paints a vivid picture with stark numbers regarding the pandemic. THRC has prepared a toolkit to help with the recovery.

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Expedia provides $275 in recovery relief

SEATTLE, Wash. — Expedia Group has committed $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Expedia Group’s recovery program is comprised of global initiatives…

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STR Canada results for March and April

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR statistics for Canada for March and April show the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the month of March, Canadian hotel occupancy was at 31.5 per cent, down 47.6 per cent from the…