Petra’s Director of Risk Management, Todd Seiders, has put together his best recommendations regarding the Ebola virus. Please click the image below to view the list at it’s full resolution and be able to save the image for personal use or to pass along to anyone you may know in the hospitality industry!
Ebola fears are most obvious in the airline sector. Shares of American Airlines Group ( hurt by the news that the new Ebola patient flew the day before being diagnosed. Both airlines are down nearly 20% over the past month alone….Hotel stocks like Hilton Worldwide ( ) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide( ) have also been punished by the Ebola concerns.) and Delta Air Lines ( ) fell sharply on Wednesday,
The Ebola epidemic is starting to contaminate sentiment on Wall Street, which is already losing sleep over countless crises.
The arrival of Ebola in the U.S. has coincided with a period of extreme turbulence in the stock market, which has tumbled about 8% from record highs.
The deadly virus is clearly not the only factor behind the market slide, but it’s a major unknown that is increasingly weighing on market psychology. That was the case again on Wednesday as the Dow plummeted as much as 370 points and health officials revealed a second health-care worker in Dallas tested positive for Ebola.
For more: http://cnnmon.ie/1CqQcQ7
Hospitality Industry Risk Update: “Denver Police Warn Hotel Guests About Scammer Claiming to be Front Desk Employee”
The person called the guest, claimed to be working the front desk of the hotel, then convinced the guest to release their credit card information, police said. Later, the guest became suspicious and called the front desk and realized they had been scammed.
A scam artist claiming to be a hotel employee in downtown Denver tricked a guest into giving out their credit card number and security pin.
The same scam was attempted on four other guests on the same night, according to the Denver Police Department. Investigators did not say which hotel the scammer targeted.
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And for more information on how to best handle hotel hoaxes and scams, check out Petra’s own Director of Risk Management, Todd Seiders, in this P3 Risk Management Update “Hoaxes and Scams”.
P3 (Petra Plus Process) is the Risk Management Division of Petra Risk Solutions – America ’s largest independent insurance brokerage devoted exclusively to the hospitality marketplace.
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Hospitality Industry Legal Update: “W Hotel Chain Friendly to Prostitutes, New Jersey Couple’s Legal Filing Claims”
Anna Burgese says she was attacked early last year in the lobby of a South Beach W Hotel by drunken hookers who mistakenly believed she was competition. She and her husband say they hired undercover agents to visit W Hotels all over the country, according to Philadelphia Daily News, and found prostitution runs rampant.
The W Hotel chain openly allows prostitution in their facilities, a New Jersey couple claims in a recent legal filing obtained by the Philadelphia Daily News.
Anna Burgese of Medford, N.J., says she was attacked early last year in the lobby of a South Beach W Hotel by drunken hookers who mistakenly believed she was competition. The attack was captured on surveillance video.
As a result, Anna Burgese and husband Joseph say they hired undercover agents to visit W Hotels all over the country, according to the newspaper.
The legal filing claims that they found that prostitution runs rampant in the hotels and even found that a sex worker at one W Hotel “used the concierge desk to charge her cellphones and store her purse.”
For more: http://nydn.us/1w27joR