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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2020, 01:09:27 PM »
NC: Outer Banks sees low covid-19 numbers; remains popular vacation spot despite pandemic | TribLIVE.com

https://triblive.com/local/regional/outer-banks-sees-low-covid-19-numbers-remains-popular-vacation-spot-despite-pandemic/

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2020, 06:00:21 PM »
For those unfamiliar, the Outer Banks is mostly single-family vacation rental homes near the beach. Summer was VERY busy. With remote schooling, might be the best Fall ever. Restaurants still struggling (except pizza delivery).

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2020, 03:30:30 PM »
'Tsunami' of hotel closures is coming, experts warn - Los Angeles Times
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-09-19/hotels-out-of-business-covid-pandemic

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2020, 08:25:29 PM »
In California, add into that that hotels that finally got opened after Covid, are closed again due to fires. Even before the park closure, the famed Ahwahnee Hotel had six rooms full (so roughly speaking 5% occupancy vs 95-100% occupancy normal in this period).

A friend who is a server in the dining room, which can seat 250 on a busy day, waited on the lone couple dining in the cavernous space. "Welcome to your private dining room," he said as he approached their table.

>>convention

As I mentioned before, even for hotels that don't seem to be dependent on conference business, it can be the 10-20% that puts them into the black. It also lets hotels bring rates down for leisure guests. Of course, on dates when a hotel has a strong conference business, that pushes the cost for leisure guests up. But globally, it tends to push it down even though conference guests pay a much-reduced rate.

So it's a double-whammy. The hotel loses the 20% of their business due to conferences. If the demand were there, they could cover it by raising the leisure rate, but in fact they have to cut the leisure rate, so they are getting it on both ends.

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2020, 08:52:43 PM »
"Tourism traffic to the state has plunged more than 90% since the pandemic began"

Coronavirus: Hawaii visitors can skip quarantine if they test negative
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/09/17/coronavirus-hawaii-visitors-can-skip-quarantine-if-they-test-negative/3477627001/

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2020, 02:20:43 AM »
I'm surprised to find that 77% of the economy is NOT based on tourism. When you go to Hawaii, sometimes it looks like there is hardly anything else.
https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/experts-77-hawaiis-economy-isnt-tourism-policymakers-can-take-steps-reopen-it#stream/0

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2020, 07:04:18 PM »
Huazhu Group Is Looking to Acquire Foreign Hotel Chains | National Real Estate Investor
https://www.nreionline.com/hotel/chinese-hotel-giant-eyes-foreign-deals-global-brands-languish

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2020, 01:17:39 AM »
Tried to create a covid-free 'cruise bubble' ...didn't work.

Caribbean cruise COVID outbreak expands; Cruise line cancels voyages

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/cruise-line-cancels-voyages-after-caribbean-covid-outbreak-infects-9/

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Re: CV19: Sports and Tourism
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2020, 02:03:24 AM »
sigh...

Much unhappiness in the world is because people try to live in the world they want instead of the world that is.