Coronavirus

Hilton Reports 45% Drop in Q1 Revenue Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton Reports 45% Drop in Q1 Revenue Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton Worldwide announced financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
The hotel operator reported a net loss of $109 million for the first three months of the year on revenue of $874 million, down 45% from $1,920 million in the same period in 2020.
The company said it began to see an uptick towards the end of the quarter into the second quarter.
“While rising Covid-19 cases and tightened travel restrictions, particularly …

Coronavirus News Update – May 5: U.S. Sets Goal of 70% of Americans Getting at Least One Vaccine Dose by July 4

Coronavirus News Update – May 5: U.S. Sets Goal of 70% of Americans Getting at Least One Vaccine Dose by July 4

President Joseph Biden announced a new vaccination goal on Tuesday.  The new benchmark for the country to return to pre-pandemic life, the president said, would be once 70% of the population has had at least one inoculation.
As of Tuesday morning, the world has recorded over 155.1 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.24 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, over 132.59 million people …

Coronavirus News Update – May 4: FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccine for 12-to-15-Year-Olds

Coronavirus News Update – May 4: FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccine for 12-to-15-Year-Olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 15 by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter. The move will open up the vaccination campaign to a large and now vulnerable population.
As of Tuesday morning, the world has recorded over 155.5 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.23 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a …

Coalition of Airlines, Travel Groups Calls for End to U.S.-UK Travel Ban

Coalition of Airlines, Travel Groups Calls for End to U.S.-UK Travel Ban

A transatlantic group of travel-related industries called on the United States and the United Kingdom to fully reopen the travel market between the two countries “as soon as safely possible.”
The United States has had a ban in place for 14 months on nearly all non-U.S. citizens who were traveling from the United Kingdom, with an eye towards stemming the spread of the coronavirus.
In a letter to President Joseph Biden and …

New York Metro Area to Fully Reopen on May 19

New York Metro Area to Fully Reopen on May 19

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will allow most businesses to open at full capacity starting May 19, a milestone in the pandemic for a region that was at the center of the country’s earliest outbreaks.
The move was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Restaurants, theaters, shops, museums, hair salons, barber shops, amusement parks, and fitness centers will be allowed to operate without capacity restrictions for the first time in …

United Airlines Celebrates 40th Anniversary of MileagePlus by Awarding One Million Miles Each to 4 Essential Healthcare Workers

United Airlines Celebrates 40th Anniversary of MileagePlus by Awarding One Million Miles Each to 4 Essential Healthcare Workers

As part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of its MileagePlus frequent-flyer program in May, United Airlines announced it will donate four million miles to essential healthcare workers in a contest.
Four such individuals will win one million miles each.
The Chicago-based airline is inviting its customers to nominate frontline healthcare workers who embody what the airline termed its core values including making the world a safer place, caring for people, …

Coronavirus News Update – May 1: U.S. Has Fully Vaccinated 100 Million People

Coronavirus News Update – May 1: U.S. Has Fully Vaccinated 100 Million People

As of Saturday morning, the world has recorded over 152.2 million Covid-19 cases and has seen over 3.2 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, over 129.4 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.
Since the start of vaccinations at the end of last year, the world has administered more than 1.08 billion doses, the equivalent of 13.6 doses for every 100 people as of …