Business Travel and Serviced Accommodation News

As well as striving to make the serviced accommodation booking experience effortless for travellers across the globe, SITU also believes in bringing you the most up-to-date information on the serviced accommodation and corporate travel sectors.

Here you have access to a ‘Business Travel and Serviced Accommodation News Hub’, constantly full of the latest global news, keeping you connected with our ever-changing industry.

We like to be aware of what’s happening around the world every day, and we’re sure you do too, so we always keep on the look-out for new industry updates so you don’t have to!

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IRELANDS DREAM APARTMENTS LAUNCH COVID 19 TEST SERVICE.

Dream Apartments said its ‘Stay-Test-Go’ partnership with BioGrad Laboratories marked a first for a serviced apartment provider in the UK with test results within an hour.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL UPDATE.

From 4am on 15 January, we will be introducing pre-departure testing requirements for all inbound passengers to England. Passengers will have to take a test up to 3 days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel.

INDUSTRY NEWS


IRELAND TO BAN NEW COLIVING DEVELOPMENTS.

O’Brien has told officials he is concerned about the volume of coliving developments in the pipeline and the planned locations, as well as potential to undermine Government housings, according to a report in the Irish Times.

WHEN COULD THE CORPORATE TRAVEL MARKET RECOVER?

Eight months or so into the COVID-19 pandemic, corporate travel is still in a holding pattern, recovering largely at a slower pace than leisure travel.

HOW SHOULD THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY HANDLE VACCINE TALK?

Matt Voda talks about what the travel industry should do to change its marketing messaging around news of the potential vaccine for Covid-19.

UK HOSPITALITY WARNS 600,000 JOBS COULD BE GONE BY SPRING.

UKHospitality has written to the UK chancellor of the exchequer warning that additional financial support is “absolutely vital” to allow hospitality businesses to survive a bleak winter.

“TRAVEL IS NO LONGER A PRIVILEGE, BUT A RIGHT”.

Professor Chekitan S Dev suggests that viewing the Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity will help the travel and hospitality industry learn new ways to survive.

BUSINESS TRAVEL FUTURE UNCLEAR AS COVID CHANGES WORK LIFE

Thousands of corporates are currently working from home and calling into video meetings instead of getting on planes or travelling for business.​​​​​

TRAVEL NEWS


‘SOUND WALKS’ OFFER NEW WAY TO TRAVEL DURING LOCKDOWN.

At a time when even leaving our homes is tricky, new audio guides with a difference can take listeners over the Atlantic or to splash about in the Med.

TRAVEL BAN UNDER CONSIDERATION IN SCOTLAND.

travel ban is being considered as Glasgow and the west of Scotland look set to move into level four lockdown.

THAILAND IN TALKS TO REDUCE QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELLERS.

Encouraging for travellers, it emerged recently that the country was mulling a potential reduction in the number of days of quarantine needed upon entry.

ENGLAND ADDS 8 COUNTRIES TO TRAVEL CORRIDOR LIST.

Eight destinations have been added to England’s quarantine-free corridor list in the latest announcement.

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION NEWS


DERBY COMPANY OPENS SERVICED ACCOMMODATION IN WEST BRIDGFORD.

The Stay Company, which owns four properties in Derby, has opened a serviced apartment facility in the Nottingham suburb of West Bridgford.

IS THE SERVICED APARTMENT SECTOR IN EUROPE REALLY STARTING TO CHANGE GEARS? | HOSPITALITY NET

The serviced apartment sector has been weathering the storm better owing to a few key factors that show a stronger resilience to a sudden and fundamental shift in demand in the current context.

MELBOURNE ECO-FRIENDLY TOWER INCLUDES 220-ROOM SERVICED APARTMENT.

Melbourne’s first 10-storey commercial tower built out of eco-friendly cross-laminated timber has been completed in Southbank Boulevard Park.

SWITCH TO LONG TERM RENTALS COULD MARK END OF SHORT TERM RENTALS IN EDINBURGH.

A major short-term let operator in the Capital has announced a switch to longer-term rentals in a move which could signal the end for Airbnb-style accommodation in the city as a result of COVID-19.