January 21, 2021
News, insights and trends from Active's Travel Team, Advisory Board, clients and industry leaders along with spotlights on the latest products and accommodations available through Active.
ACTIVE INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT
AIC Hotel Group (The Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection, Eden Roc-Nobu) VP, Marketing Shares Views on the Current State of the Industry
We recently had a conversation with Frank Maduro, VP Marketing AIC Hotel Group. Our relationship with Frank began over 20 years ago while he served as Director of Sales for Sandals and Beaches. Frank is a current member of the Active Travel Advisory Board for 6 years and has been a client of Active for over 10 years. We discussed with Frank the current state of the industry and what impact the pandemic has had on the AIC Hotel Group Properties. Read the full article here.
Travel Industry Benefiting From the New COVID-19 Relief Bill
How the new COVID- 19 relief bill will affect the Travel Industry and the new ways each travel segment can take advantage of these funds. Read here for more.
What the Experts are Predicting for Future Travel
Traveling in 2021 expect the unexpected but know that most will be traveling at some point in the year. After being cooped up in 2020 everyone is looking to connect and socialize this year. Read here for more.
Changing the Way we Travel With These New Trends
Traveling the way we were accustomed to is a thing of the past, everyone should be looking forward to the trends that will change the way we travel after Coronavirus. Click here for more.
Stopping Campaign Donations
Many major corporations will stop their campaign donations to all federal campaigns. In the past few days many major banking, tech and hospitality companies will cut off or suspend all political donations for the foreseeable future. Click here for more.
Hilton's CEO Discusses the Travel Industry's 2020 Challenges
Hilton's CEO speaks about the challenges experienced, what he has learned and where he sees travel going in 2021 and beyond. Click here for more.
ACTIVE'S PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Active International has helped leading hotel brands, REITs, owners & management companies acquire capital and operating products through our Active Advantage Program. Under this Program, all products are sold at each purchaser’s normal negotiated/direct pricing and as additional added value, Active commits to make a pre-agreed upon amount of cash bookings in a purchaser’s hotel(s) (at normal prevailing (or group negotiated) rates).
Some recent additions to our product offerings available through Active’s Advantage Program include: Samsung Lynk Cloud & Jamison Adjustable Beds. To find out more information about these new additions click here.
FOR TRAVEL MANAGERS AND PLANNERS
New Tourism Tax for Quintana Roo Starting in April 2021
Due to the decline in tourism in the resort areas of Mexico, Quintana Roo home to many popular destinations including Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Tulum will start to charge international visitors a $10 Tourism Tax starting in April 2021. Click here to read more.
Will You be Required to Have a COVID-19 Vaccines in Order to Fly?
With COVID-19 vaccines starting to roll out. The airlines are starting to weigh in on what are the best policies for when the masses start to fly again. Will you be required to prove you have received the vaccine to be able to fly or is that to long for the airlines to wait. Click here to read more.
Facial Recognition at the Airport, Will You be Able to Opt out?
With facial recognition becoming one of the fastest growing trends and becoming more prevalent, will you have the choice moving forward to opt out? Currently facial recognition is an add on for those who want a quicker process and touchless experience. Will that be the way to go moving forward especially due to the pandemic? Click here to read more.
Will Travel be Better in 2021? Absolutely
Looking for deals, extra pampering, smaller group tours and the reinvigorated tourist attractions that have been quiet in 2020. With all the pent-up demand, will 2021 be a better year to travel? You bet and click here to see why.
FROM OUR RES CENTER
Unico 20.87 A Must Stay - The 411 on Traveling During a Global Pandemic
If you are thinking about traveling, not sure what to expect or how to navigate the travel options with confidence? One of our Friends and Family clients shared a bit about her recent trip from Ohio to Cancun. She provided some great insight from the airport experience, transfers to her stay at the resort. Click here to read more.
Active International’s Travel Group is a team of experienced travel executives committed to delivering additional value to our travel and hospitality clients by generating new cash business and increasing efficiencies through our corporate trade solutions. We also shift new market share by enabling our clients to apply their trade when booking their corporate travel needs with our travel and hospitality clients through our Meetings and Reservations Center
If you would like additional information about our Travel Team, please contact Active Travel Team.