By noon in New York City, 37 flights had already touched down at John F. Kennedy and Newark nternational airports from Toronto, with an additional 20 flights arriving from London and eight from Paris.
Pix11: International travelers returning to NYC next week as restrictions lift By ALLISON KADEN November 5, 2021 NEW YORK — New York City streets are expected to, once again,
Multiple pandemic-era bans on international travelers coming to the United States are ending next week, but hoteliers in gateway markets aren’t predicting a major spike in bookings just yet.
New York Daily News Op-ed: Slammed by the city’s severance law: A hotel executive says the new statute is utterly unfair economic punishment
No New York industry made it through the height of COVID-19 without being knocked down — but while some industries are finally fighting back, our hotels and tourism industry has yet to get up off the mat.
The National Law Review: What You Need to Know About New York City’s Law on Severance Pay for Hotel Service Employees
Under a new New York City law (Int. 2397-2021-A), hotels with at least 100 rooms must pay weekly severance of $500 per employee per week to laid-off employees for up to 30 weeks if their hotel either (1) experienced a mass layoff of 75% or more of their workforce employed as of March 1, 2020, during any 30 day period or (2) closed to the public on or after March 1, 2020, and have not yet (a) as of October 11, 2021, recalled 25% or more of its employees employed as of March 1, 2020, and (b) reopened to the public by November 1, 2021.
The pieces are finally in place for the city’s long-awaited tourism comeback to take shape, leaders in the sector said at the Crain’s New York Now Summit on tourism on Thursday.
Hotel News Resource: New York City’s Catastrophic Hotel Crisis Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon – New York Post
A happy ending is in sight to the Big Apple’s hotel industry catastrophe - just wait until 2026!
Vijay Dandapani, Fred Dixon, Charlotte St. Martin and Melba Wilson will capture a snapshot of New York City’s recovering tourism industry, share projections about what its full comeback will be like and explain what the sector’s businesses will be doing while they wait for 30 million tourists to return.
A happy ending is in sight to the Big Apple’s hotel industry catastrophe — just wait until 2026!
Depending on whom you ask, a new law requiring hotels to reopen by Nov. 1 or pay severance to out-of-work employees either achieved its intended results or claimed its first victims.