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Melia CEO calls for travel corridor between UK and Spain

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The boss of Melia Hotels International is backing calls for the opening of a travel corridor between the United Kingdom and Spain in order to kickstart tourism between the two countries.

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    Video - In Focus
    This week on In Focus Julie Rey-Gore, Content Director at Questex Hospitality & Travel, sat down with María Zarraluqui. Global development MD at Meliá Hotels International, to discuss areas of development for the group, why leisure and resorts are leading their recovery, rumours of consolidation and her views on the trends that will have the most longevity after the crisis. Not to be missed!
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    Video - In Focus
    This week on In Focus Julie Rey-Gore, Content Director at Questex Hospitality & Travel, speaks to Editor in Chief of Hospitality Insights, Katherine Doggrell, about the Art of Hospitality: the creative heart of the sector. “Independent hotel businesses with constrained financial resources or liquidity will be hardest hit in the latest lockdown in the UK, according to HVS.” They also review the latest move from Marriott and the rise of branded residences, why they are attractive to investors.  "Marriott International has signed an agreement with Masterise Homes to develop a dual-branded residential and officetel project in Ho Chi Minh City. The deal illustrated the growing enthusiasm for branded residences in the sector." Julie & Katherine share their views on how the sector has come together to support the campaign for a Minister of Hospitality, as "this week’s debate ...ended with a unanimous vote in favour of the motion. The debate was triggered by a petition signed by more than 200,000 people, driven by the #SeatAtTheTable campaign." Our guest this week is María Zarraluqui. Global development MD at Meliá Hotels International, who joins us to discuss areas of development for the group, why lesiure and resorts are leading their recovery, rumours of consolidation and her views on the trends that will have the most longevity after the crisis. Not to be missed! As the industry continues to adapt to further changes, we continue to support the people who have supported us. We are still offering six months’ free access to Hospitality Insights to those between jobs. Please click here to apply.  #solidaritywithhospitality
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    Expansion
    Melià Hotels International has announced the addition of Gran Melià Nha Trang and Melià Nha Trang.
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    Development
    Melià Hotels International and Generali Real Estate have announced a new Gran Melià hotel opening in Milan city centre in 2023.
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    Video - In Focus
    Things are starting to look up in the hospitality sector as shares come up trumps following the announcement of a vaccine, as we hope to see a return of consumer confidence. Elaine Simon of Hotel Management joins Alexi and Katherine this week to discuss if they are seeing this optimism reflected in reportings.  Are the global players leaning too much on the strength of the Chinese market? Is it strong enough to keep them out of trouble right now?  Will booking.com be seen to be in a dominant position or not as they come under scrutiny of the European Commission and when "will hoteliers swoop in and pick up that leisure market with direct bookings?"  We are also joined by guest Jonathan Falik, Founder and CEO of JF Capital Advisors to discuss if investors still see hospitality as a long term prospect? While it is easier to get funding for budget hotels and there is certainly an appetite from investors, many have a personal bias for luxury hotels.  You hear it here first - the latest news and debates in hospitality. 
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    Results
    Mélia Hotels International said that it expected resorts and leisure-led hotels to lead the recovery, as it launched a strategic review.
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    Covid-19
    Ryanair called on all EU governments to adopt the EU’s proposed traffic light system to enable safe travel, ahead of an EU Council meeting on 13 October.
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    Covid-19
    Spanish residents accounted for 64% of room nights in their home market in July, according to the country’s statistics office.
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    Transaction
    In Dresden, Germany, Norpexal Holding SA & Fibona has sold the Innside Dresden of Meliá Hotels & Resorts Group to Swiss investment company EPH European Property Holdings. The transaction from the buy-side was brokered by Tranio, an international real estate investment platform, who found a client with the terms representing the current market situation.