Overview this week

The hospitality industry is focusing on air purification and filtration to ensure safety while new hotels are opening with COVID-19 mitigation features. Internationally, hotels are being used for quarantine and represent another path for the industry outside of leisure travel.

Top 3 News Highlights This Week

  1. International travelers arriving in Norway must stay at a quarantine hotel for 10 days under the country's updated travel restrictions. Even if an individual tests negative for COVID-19 during their quarantine, the duration of their stay in this hotel does not change. There are only a few exceptions to these rigid restrictions, which represent a new opportunity for the hospitality industry. 
  2. A new hotel in New Jersey opens and aims to succeed despite a decline in travel throughout the pandemic. This Hilton was designed with safety equipment and technologies in mind, ensuring mitigation of viral spread to employees and guests. 
  3. As research shifts from surface transmission to air transmission of COVID-19, hotel owners focus on improving the air quality for employees and customers in their facilities. A Texas hotel reopened with Plasma Air, an air purification technology. Elsewhere, the hospitality focuses on replacing and updating HEPA filters for air conditioners, which are 99% effective at eliminating SARS-CoV-2 particles.