COVID-19

Analysts from STR and Tourism Economics offer insights into the firms’ updated forecast, which predicts a roughly two-year recovery for the U.S. hotel industry. Published by: Emmy Hise and Aran Ryan/Hotel News Now Published date: June 2020 BROOMFIELD, Colorado, and PHILADELPHIA—Forecasting U.S. hotel performance is a moving target due to unknown variables such as government regulations

As many waterparks and aquatic facilities begin to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Waterpark Association has offered some helpful considerations for operators that will help ensure safety among guests. The information provided in these considerations is designed to help operators develop reopening action plans that meet the needs of their

Waterpark Financing Fundamentals

Among the many challenges facing the waterpark industry in 2020, one of the biggest questions on the minds of many developers is: after so many years of growth in the industry, are new waterpark projects still being financed? Financing a new construction waterpark has always been extremely difficult, but 2020 has the added complication of

As H&LA keeps abreast the continually changing impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and hospitality sector in particular, we are sharing insights from industry experts and stakeholders with our clients and partners. This report from National Gold Foundations highlights the impact on the golf industry. Golf has been well-positioned throughout the pandemic as

As many parks and attractions begin to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, IAAPA has offered some guidelines for operators that will help ensure safety among guests. Some topline considerations include: Allow healthy people to enjoy the facility and encourage the use of masks/face coverings for guests and staff. Provide means to wash/sanitize

As many attractions struggle amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, this article from Bloomberg news highlights the struggles of a prominent Poconos indoor waterpark as they grapple with closure and further mandates to designed to combat the spread of COVID-19, Published by: Oshrat Carmiel/Bloomberg Published date: May 2020 One of America’s biggest indoor water

H&LA’s David Sangree got the opportunity to weigh in for an article in the Times Herald-Record on the challenges for Legoland’s owner Merlin Entertainment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is challenging leisure attractions worldwide. Published by: Daniel Axelrod/Times Herald-RecordPublished date: May 2020 Legoland New York’s parent company is in survival mode, recently

Many thanks to the Ohio Travel Association for the opportunity to have a Q&A session on some of the effects on the travel and tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. H&LA’s David Sangree answered some thoughtful questions and give his insights into what we can expect for some important tourism industries as the country slowly

As H&LA keeps abreast the continually changing impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and hospitality sector in particular, we are sharing insights from industry experts and stakeholders with out clients and partners. The following whitepaper from Thinkwell Group discusses the challenges owners and operators of theme parks, entertainment venues, and family entertainment centers

As we keep abreast the continually changing impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and hospitality sector in particular, the following article from NBC News discusses the possible changes in hotels stays as a result of the virus. Many hotel experts predict drastic changes in the coming months, prompting many properties to embrace a

As we keep abreast the continually changing impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and hospitality sector in particular, the following article discusses whether or not U.S. theme parks will open this summer amid further pandemic fears and stay-at-home orders. While most year-round attractions are closed, it remains to be seen whether the seasonal

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused most waterparks and amusement parks to close or delay their seasonal openings, many operators are offering incentive for guests. One such operator is Schlitterbahn, who is extending their 2020 season passes to cover the 2021 season. We expect many parks and operators will offer similar perks

As we keep abreast the continually changing impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and hospitality sector in particular, the following Barron’s article details comments from James Hardiman, who covers leisure stocks for Wedbush Securities. He spoke about whether regional theme parks and cruise lines can survive and the long-term outlook for travel industry.

As we keep abreast the continually changing impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and hospitality sector in particular, the following HVS report details some of the unprecedented impact on hotel owners, operators, and investors. Published by: Anne. R. Lloyd-Jones, Suzanne R. Mellen, and Tanya J. Pierson (HVS) Published date: April 2020 The COVID-19