9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

Penni Schewe

Betty Ong, flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center … [+] on 9/11. Ong heroiclly reported information on the hijackers until her plane crashed into the World Trade Center. (Photo By LIZ HAFALIA/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) San Francisco Chronicle […]

Omaha’s COVID-19 Impact and Hotel Recovery

Penni Schewe

Amid a worldwide pandemic, the lodging industry has been facing a downturn that is greater than the past two lodging-market declines combined. According to STR, Downtown Omaha occupancy levels fell by 53% in 2020, while ADR contracted by 20%. This resulted in the lowest hotel performance metrics for this market […]