Accommodation – Guide Global http://guideglobal.com/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 18:53:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://guideglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Accommodation – Guide Global http://guideglobal.com/ 32 32 The ADA and Your Website A Guide to Website Accessibility Claims | Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP https://guideglobal.com/the-ada-and-your-website-a-guide-to-website-accessibility-claims-bradley-arant-boult-cummings-llp/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 18:53:59 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/the-ada-and-your-website-a-guide-to-website-accessibility-claims-bradley-arant-boult-cummings-llp/ Most employers know the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and requires reasonable accommodation of employee disabilities. However, this ban is only one segment of the ADA, which is divided into three major segments. One of the other major sections aims to ensure that ‘places […]]]>

Most employers know the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and requires reasonable accommodation of employee disabilities. However, this ban is only one segment of the ADA, which is divided into three major segments. One of the other major sections aims to ensure that ‘places of public accommodation’ are also accessible to people with disabilities. As we reported earlier, a recent trend in this area focuses on websites.

As we explore this issue, we will dig deeper into the details surrounding website accessibility. Are the websites public places of accommodation? If so, what should companies consider? What changes to websites? The courts do not all agree on the answers to these questions. So, employers, beware – it might be time to take a look at your websites and make sure they’re accessible too, just like your workplaces.

ADA Background

The ADA is divided into three main parts called “headings”. Title I of the ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of disability and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to certain employees in certain circumstances. This is the title with which employers are generally most familiar. ADA Title II covers state and local governments, and ADA Title III covers “places of public accommodation”. Under Title III, public accommodation must also be accessible to people with disabilities. The overlap between Title I (employment) and Title III (places of public accommodation) is extensive, largely because the physical locations of many employers are considered places of public accommodation.

The ADA does not define a “place of public accommodation,” but it is generally a private business or organization that provides goods, services, facilities, privileges, or accommodations to the public. The ADA lists a number of examples of public accommodations, ranging from restaurants, bars, and bakeries to health care providers, schools, and social service centers. The examples clearly show that a company’s physical locations are almost always considered public accommodations. As the Internet has grown and become an integral part of most business operations, there has been a lively debate about whether the activity of a business website is a public accommodation. If so, it must also be accessible to people with disabilities.

Website Accessibility Combinations

Courts have seen a substantial increase in the number of website accessibility lawsuits. Typically, these lawsuits claim that a person living with a disability (often a visual impairment) was unable to use a company’s website to purchase certain goods or learn about certain products, services, or other information. Thus, the argument is that they have been denied equal access to goods and services from a company, i.e. a public accommodation.

These lawsuits can usually be filed in any federal court because the ADA is federal law. However, many of these lawsuits are filed in states that have similar laws regarding public accommodations. This way, the plaintiff can allege that the company’s website not only violates the ADA, but also state law. For example, a number of these lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of New York, likely because New York State and New York City have enacted laws that require equal access to workplaces. public accommodation.

As we discussed in a previous article, not all courts agree on whether a website should be considered a public hosting location. For example, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that websites are not places of public accommodation. The court noted that the ADA “describes twelve types of places that are public accommodations. All of these types of places listed are tangible, physical places. No intangible places or spaces, such as websites, are listed. Thus, we conclude that, consistent with the plain language of ADA Title III, public accommodations are limited to actual physical locations.In contrast, some courts, including the First Circuit Court of Appeals, have held to the contrary. Specifically, this court held that because “travel services” was included in the Title III list of examples and many travel services do not require customers to enter a physical office to receive services, Congress had “clearly contemplated” that the ADA would apply to places without a physical location.Yet other circuit courts have not addressed the issue, and the underlying district courts are split. case of the Court of Appeal of Second Circuit and District Courts of New York.

Common tendencies and defenses

While each website accessibility lawsuit comes with its own unique set of facts and circumstances, there are common patterns within them. As noted above, complainants typically claim that they were unable to use a company’s website and were thereby denied equal access to goods and services from a public accommodation. . Specifically, they tend to allege that the website was not compatible with the plaintiff’s “screen reader”, the software typically used to navigate the website, and that the screen reader was not able to “read” the website due to inadequacy of the website. himself.

A common request from complainants is that the website conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), of which there are a few versions. The most recent version is WCAG 2.1. However, companies are not obligatory Comply with WCAG under the ADA. In fact, the Department of Justice has not issued any specific standards that companies are required to meet.

There are a number of things you and your legal team can do to protect yourself from and respond to these types of lawsuits. The most obvious is to make your website unquestionably accessible and become WCAG 2.1 compliant. You can hire an auditing firm that specializes in website accessibility to determine which areas of your website are not compliant and how you can fix them. This process can take time, so it is prudent to start this process quickly.

In terms of legal responses to these types of lawsuits, you’ll (as always) want to consult with your attorney. There are some common defenses to these lawsuits that may apply to you. First, maybe you can discuss the mootness. A claim is moot when the problem alleged by the claimant no longer exists. This happens in website accessibility lawsuits if you are able to completely remedy the points of inaccessibility claimed by the plaintiff. Again, there are website auditing firms that can help you identify issues and fix them. Second, you may be able to argue that the claimant has not constitutional upright. To sue in federal court, a plaintiff must allege “concrete and specific harm.” It is not enough to claim that a website is inaccessible. Courts have held that a plaintiff must identify the product or service they were unable to access and how they caused harm. Third, depending on what the courts in your jurisdiction have decided whether a website is a public place of accommodation, you may be able to argue that the claimant has not statutory upright.

Take away food

Since we last wrote about this issue, it has become clear that website accessibility lawsuits are not going away. As such, it might be time to take a look at your website and consider the pros and cons of complying with WCAG guidelines. It may also be time to consult your attorneys to see what the law is in your jurisdiction on this matter. We will keep you informed of any major developments.

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Accor recruits 12,000 temporary workers to welcome World Cup fans in Qatar https://guideglobal.com/accor-recruits-12000-temporary-workers-to-welcome-world-cup-fans-in-qatar/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/accor-recruits-12000-temporary-workers-to-welcome-world-cup-fans-in-qatar/ Soccer Football – Flag raising ceremony for the last three teams to qualify for the 2022 World Cup – Doha, Qatar – June 16, 2022 General view of the 2022 World Cup clock and flags REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DOHA, June 28 (Reuters) – Hotel operator Accor is […]]]>

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DOHA, June 28 (Reuters) – Hotel operator Accor is recruiting 12,000 temporary overseas workers to operate 65,000 empty rooms in apartments and houses in Qatar as temporary accommodation for FIFA World Cup supporters. football 2022, its CEO Sébastien Bazin told Reuters.

Qatar is working to avoid an accommodation shortage during the tournament and has hired Accor, Europe’s largest hotel operator, to manage the temporary operation.

“65,000 rooms is like opening 600 hotels, so we are committed to hiring enough people to serve it,” Bazin said, adding that a campaign is underway in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and in South America to recruit housekeepers, reception staff. , logistics experts and others.

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“All of this will be dismantled at the end of December,” he said.

The official Qatar World Cup accommodation website has received around 25,000 bookings so far and will offer more than 100,000 rooms, Omar Al Jaber, executive director of accommodation for the organizers of Qatar, told reporters on Tuesday. Supreme Committee Tournaments for Delivery and Legacy.

“We will be under pressure until the start of the first game. It’s normal and we are ready,” said Al Jaber.

Qatar hopes to attract 1.2 million visitors, almost half of its population, during the 28-day tournament in November and December.

But the tiny Arab Gulf state has fewer than 30,000 hotel rooms, according to estimates by Qatar Tourism, and 80% of those rooms have been block-booked by world football’s governing body FIFA for guests. officials, World Cup organizers said.

Qatar also offers 4,000 rooms on two cruise ships docked at the port of Doha, 1,000 Bedouin-style desert tents and rooms in prefabricated fan village cabins.

Pre-booked accommodation is mandatory for ticketed fans planning to stay overnight in Qatar during the World Cup, Al Jaber said. Without accommodation, most fans will not receive a mandatory fan ID, which also serves as a visa for Qatar.

Operating hotel-style rooms in houses and apartments will be a huge logistical challenge for Accor, Bazin said.

The hotel operator is shipping 500 containers from China, filled with furniture from sofas to silverware. Accor will redeploy its fleet of trucks, buses and cars from Mecca in neighboring Saudi Arabia to overcome an expected shortage of vehicles available in Qatar during the tournament, it said. It has also called on a local company to wash the 150 tonnes of dirty laundry that the operation will generate each day.

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Upcoming Trends of Shared Accommodation Market Segmented by Type, Application, End User and Region – Onefinestay, Expedia, Couchsurfing, Home Exchange, Noirbnb, Mister B&B, Homestay, HomeAway, Wimdu, Tujia, Feixiangren Information, Xiaozhu – Indian Defense News https://guideglobal.com/upcoming-trends-of-shared-accommodation-market-segmented-by-type-application-end-user-and-region-onefinestay-expedia-couchsurfing-home-exchange-noirbnb-mister-bb-homestay-homeaway/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 03:06:34 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/upcoming-trends-of-shared-accommodation-market-segmented-by-type-application-end-user-and-region-onefinestay-expedia-couchsurfing-home-exchange-noirbnb-mister-bb-homestay-homeaway/ New Jersey, USA, – Mr Accuracy Reports published new research on Global Hosting Sharing covering the micro level of analysis by competitors and key business segments (2022-2029). The Global Accommodation Sharing explores an in-depth study on various segments such as opportunities, size, development, innovation, sales and overall growth of key players. The research is […]]]>

New Jersey, USA, – Mr Accuracy Reports published new research on Global Hosting Sharing covering the micro level of analysis by competitors and key business segments (2022-2029). The Global Accommodation Sharing explores an in-depth study on various segments such as opportunities, size, development, innovation, sales and overall growth of key players. The research is carried out on primary and secondary statistical sources and consists of qualitative and quantitative details.

Some of the Major Key Players profiled in the study are Onefinestay, Expedia, Couchsurfing, Home Exchange, Noirbnb, Mister B&B, Homestay, HomeAway, Wimdu, Tujia, Feixiangren Information, Xiaozhu

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Various factors are responsible for the growth trajectory of the market, which are studied extensively in the report. In addition, the report lists down the restraints that threaten the global home sharing market. This report is a consolidation of primary and secondary research, which provides market size, share, dynamics and forecasts for various segments and sub-segments considering macro and micro environmental factors. It also assesses the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, the threat of new entrants and product substitutes, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market.

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Roommate, Roommate, Other.

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Host families reading urge Ukrainian refugees to find new accommodation as they didn’t think the war would be so ‘long’ https://guideglobal.com/host-families-reading-urge-ukrainian-refugees-to-find-new-accommodation-as-they-didnt-think-the-war-would-be-so-long/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:39:54 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/host-families-reading-urge-ukrainian-refugees-to-find-new-accommodation-as-they-didnt-think-the-war-would-be-so-long/ Concerns have been raised that Ukrainian refugees living in Reading could become homeless – as the war in Eastern Europe reaches its fourth anniversary. Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago today, February 24, 2022, and since then thousands of families have fled the country and sought refuge in places like Reading and elsewhere in Berkshire. […]]]>

Concerns have been raised that Ukrainian refugees living in Reading could become homeless – as the war in Eastern Europe reaches its fourth anniversary. Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago today, February 24, 2022, and since then thousands of families have fled the country and sought refuge in places like Reading and elsewhere in Berkshire.

A diverse city with its own Ukrainian community, Reading reacted to the outbreak of war with shock and horror. Flowers were laid outside the Ukrainian community center in Reading days after the conflict began and people began donating and pledging to house refugees. The government’s response has been described by many as slow.

The Homes for Ukraine program began on March 18 and since then families have started entering the country and residing in accommodation provided by host families. Four months into the conflict, however, it appears that some host families are war-weary and are even encouraging refugees to find alternative accommodation.

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Reading Ukrainian Community Center member Mick Pollek says he fears Ukrainians will be left homeless when the Homes for Ukraine program ends. He also pointed out that the war is still raging.

Mick said: “Our people continue to die. The war of attrition in Ukraine is absolutely appalling and in fact our country cannot sustain it forever. Our people have their backs to the wall and sometimes when you have your backs to the wall you don’t you have nowhere to go, the only thing you can do is go out and fight, which is probably what will happen.”

Despite this, Mick says Ukrainian determination is “stronger than ever”. In fact, Ukrainian determination is so strong that Mick reports that some women want to leave their children to return to fight in Ukraine.



A Ukrainian man named Eugene Yevchenko cries as he bids farewell to his daughter Maria at a bus station in Lviv, Ukraine in May.

He said: “The women here, they have their children in place and some of them are talking about going back to take up arms, which is a horrible, horrible, horrible discussion to have here.” Most Ukrainian mothers and women will have fled without their sons, fathers and husbands who were ordered to stay and fight against the imposition of martial law.

Having had four months to respond appropriately to the war, Mick described the government’s efforts as “appalling”. He explained that the Homes for Ukrainian program is deeply flawed because it ends after six months.

Mick fears this could lead to Ukrainians becoming homeless, especially as some host families are already trying to entice their refugees to leave. Mick said: ‘We have people contacting us saying ‘our hosts are asking us to find somewhere to go because it’s taking too long, they didn’t know it was going to be so long’.

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“We need to find other people who are willing to do that, coincidentally certainly in the Reading area, luckily we have a good relationship with Reading Borough Council and we haven’t had too many families who have moved on. presented as homeless, but it will be a problem all the way.”

Despite this, Ukrainians in Reading and Berkshire are still receiving support and Mick said he wanted to thank John Lewis, Waitrose, Asda and those in the Reading community who have been particularly helpful. Wokingham City Council has also approved a music event this Saturday June 25 at Peach Place which will raise funds for Ukraine.

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Arrests in student accommodation robbery, Pietermaritzburg https://guideglobal.com/arrests-in-student-accommodation-robbery-pietermaritzburg/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:55:46 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/arrests-in-student-accommodation-robbery-pietermaritzburg/ accommodation robbery, Pietermaritzburg.” height=”683″ width=”1024″ class=”img-lazy”/> Arrests in student accommodation robbery, Pietermaritzburg. Two robbery suspects, aged 24 and 28, are due to appear in Pietermaritzburg Magistrates’ Court today following a robbery that took place at student accommodation on Alexandra Road. The incident happened on Monday and one suspect was arrested the same day while the […]]]>
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Arrests in student accommodation robbery, Pietermaritzburg.

Two robbery suspects, aged 24 and 28, are due to appear in Pietermaritzburg Magistrates’ Court today following a robbery that took place at student accommodation on Alexandra Road.

The incident happened on Monday and one suspect was arrested the same day while the second was arrested on Tuesday after being found in possession of stolen items.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesman Sergeant Sifiso Gwala said the incident happened around 8 p.m. Monday.

He said three suspects were involved.

“One of the three men went to the security guard and posed as the brother of one of the students who lives inside the apartment.

“He asked permission from security to enter the property but the security guard ordered him to wait at the door, while the security guard goes to call the person he is looking for,” he said. he declares.

He said the man then said he was going to buy airtime and came back with two strangers.

“They then pointed a gun at the security guard and forced him to take them to one of the student rooms.

“They knocked on the first room and stole four cell phones and went to another where they stole three laptops and a two-way radio and fled the scene.”

Gwala said after receiving the crime report, a team was formed and arrests were made. However, the police are still looking for the third suspect.

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Plans submitted for student accommodation complex next to Wrexham AFC Racecourse https://guideglobal.com/plans-submitted-for-student-accommodation-complex-next-to-wrexham-afc-racecourse/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:12:26 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/plans-submitted-for-student-accommodation-complex-next-to-wrexham-afc-racecourse/ //= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Wrexham Glyndwr University has submitted plans to create a new accommodation block on Crispin Lane. Photo via Google Liam Randall, local democracy journalist Detailed plans have been revealed for a new student apartment complex in Wrexham with nearly 200 bedrooms. Wrexham Glyndwr University was granted permission in July 2019 to create a […]]]>
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Wrexham Glyndwr University has submitted plans to create a new accommodation block on Crispin Lane. Photo via Google

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Detailed plans have been revealed for a new student apartment complex in Wrexham with nearly 200 bedrooms.

Wrexham Glyndwr University was granted permission in July 2019 to create a new accommodation block on Crispin Lane.

The site is located next to the university’s existing student apartments in the Wrexham Village development, which have been built on the car park of Wrexham AFC Racecourse.

A Request for Reserved Matters has now been submitted to Wrexham Council seeking approval of the proposed layout, scale and appearance of the building, as well as landscaping and access arrangements.

The scheme is part of the university’s Campus 2025 programme, which will see it spend around £60million on the redevelopment of its main campus on Mold Road.

Seven story high

Documents presented to local authorities show that the new accommodation building would have seven floors, with a total of 197 rooms.

In a statement included as part of the proposals, the university said: “The proposed exterior footprint of the building is almost identical to the scheme agreed to in 2018 with a ‘T’-shaped arrangement aligned with phase one on the facade of Crispin Lane.

“The proposed building footprint has also been developed taking into account the legal requirement for a right of access to the racecourse stand to the south of the site.

“A hard-surface service access route has been provided that also serves as a direct pedestrian/cycling route for students accessing downtown.

“The student apartment arrangements are in line with the 2018 consent with 14 accessible bedrooms evenly distributed across all levels.

“In addition to the accessible rooms, there are seven studios evenly distributed across all levels.”

The university said access to the site would be provided through the existing entrance to other student apartments in Wrexham village.

Improvements to the junction between Crispin Lane and Mold Road are still under discussion, as Wrexham AFC’s plans for a 5,500-seater stand at the Kop end of the Racecourse Ground will also need to be considered.

A total of 12 parking spaces have been reserved for the apartments, as well as internal bicycle parking and an enlarged bin storage area.

A decision is expected to be made on the proposals by the board at a later date.


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Rising University Accommodation Prices Exceed Financial Support From Durham Grant – Palatinate https://guideglobal.com/rising-university-accommodation-prices-exceed-financial-support-from-durham-grant-palatinate/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:58:13 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/rising-university-accommodation-prices-exceed-financial-support-from-durham-grant-palatinate/ By Elizabeth McBride and Waseem Mohamed As the cost of living and housing prices in Durham have risen steadily over the past ten years, the University’s main financial support program has lost its value. In 2012/2013 the Durham Grant paid 35% of the rent for a standard room with catering for one year, but for […]]]>

By Elizabeth McBride and Waseem Mohamed

As the cost of living and housing prices in Durham have risen steadily over the past ten years, the University’s main financial support program has lost its value.

In 2012/2013 the Durham Grant paid 35% of the rent for a standard room with catering for one year, but for 2021/2022 it dropped to 20% of the annual rent for a standard room with catering.

While the University raises housing prices in line with the RPI (the retail price index), the Durham Grant program does not. Financial eligibility for the maximum award – a combined household income of less than £25,000 – has also not changed over the past decade despite inflation.

In 2017/18 Durham capped the total financial support a student can receive at £2,000. This made the grant redundant for students who already receive a scholarship under the Sustained Progression Scheme, which seeks to work with underrepresented groups to encourage them to apply to Durham and other universities.

Durham recently announced that it would undertake a ‘review’ of the money awarded by the Durham Bursary Scheme in response to concerns from Durham Students’ Union about rising accommodation costs.

Declan Merrington, Durham Students’ Union postgraduate academic officer, expressed concern over rising costs after accommodation prices rose again earlier this year saying: ‘I had the fortunate to have received a generous scholarship which took the form of money on my accommodation in my first year. The following year, after the removal of the scholarship for sustained progression from my cohort. (…) Without the scholarship, I would not have been to Durham.

He went on to explain that “not being able to attend university due to high costs would have undermined any point in specifically choosing Durham”.

In addition, the Student Support Fund program – which offers financial aid to students who find themselves in unexpected difficulty – has been called “tedious and embarrassing” by the Working Class Students Association of Durham ( WCSA), who questioned how clearly the program was marked. to students.

In terms of applicants, the 2019/2020 academic year saw the highest number of SSF applications with 163 students, while the 2020/2021 year saw the lowest number with 101.

However, in 2020/2021 the scheme was significantly reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has resulted in the majority of students returning home and setting up a temporary Covid-19 recovery fund to specifically support students in financial difficulty due to the pandemic. 400 students received scholarships worth £500 and 43 graduates received £1,000 for career development.

A representative from WCSA Durham said “the best course of action would be for freshman colleges to really push the SSF and de-stigmatize the conversation about students in need of financial aid.”

A Durham University spokesperson said Palatinate“We recognize that the cost of living, especially energy and food, is rising rapidly, but we have kept tuition fee increases for 2022/2023 significantly below the price index inflation rate. retail (RPI).

“In the case of fully serviced colleges, the fee also provides students with 21 hot meals per week – at a cost of £83 per week for this service for 2022/2023.

“If students are struggling financially, they can access a number of support systems.

“These include the Durham Scholarship, which is available for home-based undergraduate students from low-income families, and an accommodation scholarship available for first-year students from low-income families. .”

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Rwandan hotel urges British migrants to ‘come as a guest, leave as a friend’ https://guideglobal.com/rwandan-hotel-urges-british-migrants-to-come-as-a-guest-leave-as-a-friend/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:06:54 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/rwandan-hotel-urges-british-migrants-to-come-as-a-guest-leave-as-a-friend/ Migrants can enjoy a full English breakfast, shoot hoops on a newly built basketball court and buy sweets from a gift shop when they arrive in Rwanda from the UK. While staying at Hope Hostel in Kigali, those returned on deportation flights from Britain will also receive slip-on shoes and an unlimited supply of free […]]]>

Migrants can enjoy a full English breakfast, shoot hoops on a newly built basketball court and buy sweets from a gift shop when they arrive in Rwanda from the UK.

While staying at Hope Hostel in Kigali, those returned on deportation flights from Britain will also receive slip-on shoes and an unlimited supply of free toiletries.

Patrons of the hotel-style accommodation, which overlooks the green hills just beyond the East African nation’s capital, said they wanted people arriving to feel ‘at home’ .

The reception of Hope Hostel in Kigali, Rwanda (Victoria Jones/PA)

Hope’s slogan, inscribed on a banner adorning the entrance, invites migrants to “come as a guest, leave as a friend”.

Upon arrival, they will be tested for Covid-19 in a specially designed treatment tent which doubles as a games room, with a pool table and plans for darts and table tennis.

A playground will be created if and when children arrive, while staff are working hard to build a basketball court where football and badminton can also be played.

A security guard opens the front door next to a sign saying
A security guard opens the front door next to a sign that reads ‘Come as a guest, leave as a friend’ (Victoria Jones/PA)

During their stay they will receive a monthly stipend of 100,000RWF (around £90) and receive an information sheet detailing their rights and the services available before being interviewed under the tiled marquee as their asylum claims are determined and their immigration status established.

The bedrooms – with views of the surrounding town and countryside – come with comfortable duvets and pillows on two double beds with mosquito nets hanging overhead.

Towels, shower gel and shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste and prayer rugs are provided.

Room accommodation
Room accommodation (Victoria Jones/PA)

Hope can accommodate 100 people over four floors, typically with two people per room, with around 12 on each floor.

Some open onto a small patio and a garden courtyard.

There are 12 showers and toilets – six of each – in the communal bathrooms on each floor as well as two prayer rooms for men and women to pray separately, computers, water coolers providing hot and cold water and laundry facilities.

A pair of slip-on shoes provided to all new arrivals
A pair of slide shoes provided to all new arrivals (Victoria Jones/PA)

Men and women will be separated on different floors and those who test positive for coronavirus will be isolated.

Guards are on hand to deal with any troublemakers and anyone found to be aggressive or causing distress to other migrants could be separated and provided with support services such as counseling and medical treatment, officials said. government officials and hotel staff.

Three meals a day are offered in the bright and airy dining room while a large screen TV plays music and news channels.

Construction workers shovel dirt at the site of a basketball court to be built next to the Hope Hostel
Construction workers shovel dirt at the site of a basketball court to be built next to the Hope Hostel (Victoria Jones/PA)

The menus are adapted to the individual dietary needs of the migrants.

Breakfast options include full cooked English, omelettes, and fruit, while curries, other local dishes, and Middle Eastern and Asian dishes are offered for lunch and dinner.

Residents will also have the opportunity to cook their own food while meals of their own will sometimes be prepared by the kitchen, which offers 24-hour snacks for anyone feeling peckish between meals.

Cigarettes for sale in the gift shop
Cigarettes for sale in the gift shop (Victoria Jones/PA)

Overall, staff estimate that food, accommodation and supplies at the site cost 60,000 Rwandan francs (RWF) – around £48 – per person, per day to provide.

Of this amount, food costs around 15,000RWF (around £12) per person per day.

In the gift shop, cigarettes are on sale for 3,000 RWF (£2.50) along with t-shirts (5,000 RWF or £4), matches, socks and boxer shorts.

CCTV cameras in a hallway outside the house
CCTV cameras in a hallway outside the bedroom (Victoria Jones/PA)

Shopkeeper Sandrine Mushimiyimana, 23, said more stock was due to arrive, including sweets, chocolate, postcards, deodorant and other toiletries, with migrants able to request items to be ordered.

Ms Mushimiyimana, who is from Kigali and was previously a computer technician, said she enjoys her job and it pays well.

When asked why she wanted to work there, she added, “I think that’s good what they do here.”

A chef works in the kitchen
A chef works in the kitchen (Victoria Jones/PA)

The hotel, which is run by around 20 on-site staff and has its own security team, CCTV, bag scanner and metal detectors, stands on manicured grounds. with cleaners and gardeners employed by private companies to keep it intact.

Plants are dotted throughout the common areas, while locally made artwork and crafts hang on the walls.

Suggestion boxes are placed throughout the property allowing residents to give feedback anonymously and anyone unhappy with the accommodation is encouraged to report it to management, who said they would be happy to try to make changes to make their stay more comfortable.

The dining room
The dining room (Victoria Jones/PA)

Government spokeswoman Claire Gatayine told reporters during a visit on Thursday that they only learned around 11 p.m. Tuesday that the migrants would not arrive as planned after some complained of having were taken to Rwanda.

The accommodation had already ordered food and other supplies in anticipation of the arrival and stands ready to welcome migrants whenever the first flight takes place.

When asked if it was upsetting to hear reviews of the facilities before anyone arrived and from people who had never been there, Deputy General Manager of Accommodation Phiona Uwera , answered: “Yes. We want to give them good accommodation and a nice place to stay,” adding later, “We want them to feel at home and have everything they could possibly want. We hope they will be happy here.

Cleaning facilities at the entrance to the dining room
Cleaning facilities at the entrance to the dining room (Victoria Jones/PA)

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YHA rebrands to accommodate modern travelers https://guideglobal.com/yha-rebrands-to-accommodate-modern-travelers/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:47:09 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/yha-rebrands-to-accommodate-modern-travelers/ Hostel accommodation provider YHA Australia has had a facelift and plans to evolve its offering to better meet the needs of modern travelers in a post-pandemic world. As part of its new approach, YHA properties will be redesigned through a series of staggered renovations, and this year Y-Hive coworking spaces and a range of new […]]]>

Hostel accommodation provider YHA Australia has had a facelift and plans to evolve its offering to better meet the needs of modern travelers in a post-pandemic world.

As part of its new approach, YHA properties will be redesigned through a series of staggered renovations, and this year Y-Hive coworking spaces and a range of new food and beverage options will be introduced throughout.

“For over 80 years, YHA has provided travelers with affordable, welcoming and sustainable places to stay while exploring Australia,” said YHA CEO Paul McGrath.

“YHA has acted as a launching pad for a community of curious and socially conscious travelers on their journeys of exploration.

“Our new tagline ‘always explore’ stays true to the YHA brand essence of creating a more open and accommodating world. It’s also how we do business – continuing to explore new ways to meet the needs of our customers.

Sydney-based design agency Houston Group designed YHA’s new look, which features a contemporary logo, vibrant color palette and a new focus on storytelling through brand imagery.

YHA also flagged more forward-thinking projects like Tech Central – a collaboration with Sydney-based software company Atlassian to create a new tech corridor, featuring a top-notch sustainable coworking model, that incorporates tourist accommodation.

The impact of the pandemic on business travel and the resulting rise of the digital nomad has recently led to a lot of investment in co-living and co-working spaces, and the introduction of a number of new entrants to the Australian market, such as Selina and lyf.

YHA said it would continue to develop its regenerative tourism experiences to help offset customers’ travel footprint and ensure the long-term sustainability of the business and travel in Australia.

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The iconic Rivington Hall Barn will open shepherd’s hut rooms to rival other wedding venues https://guideglobal.com/the-iconic-rivington-hall-barn-will-open-shepherds-hut-rooms-to-rival-other-wedding-venues/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:55:00 +0000 https://guideglobal.com/the-iconic-rivington-hall-barn-will-open-shepherds-hut-rooms-to-rival-other-wedding-venues/ A scenic Lancashire wedding venue may soon add accommodation as its bids to open shepherd’s huts on its grounds. Rivington Hall Barn says the addition is vital to enabling its business to compete with other wedding venues already hosting overnight stays. However, the plan has been criticized by groups opposed to the development who argue […]]]>

A scenic Lancashire wedding venue may soon add accommodation as its bids to open shepherd’s huts on its grounds.

Rivington Hall Barn says the addition is vital to enabling its business to compete with other wedding venues already hosting overnight stays. However, the plan has been criticized by groups opposed to the development who argue it is an inappropriate use of public land.

The Chorley Planning Committee will debate the matter on Tuesday and have been advised that the development is necessary for the viability of the site. If approved, four of the cabins will be set up on the grounds of Lever Park and will be designed to accommodate two adults and will include a bedroom, kitchen/dining/living room and bathroom. They must be pre-built and delivered to the site for placement in the lawn area of ​​the hall and barns.

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The app explains that couples getting married are increasingly requesting overnight accommodation on site, at least for key guests, as a major requirement. He warns that many potential wedding parties will not consider the venue as overnight accommodation is currently not available and this contrasts with the venue’s main competitors.

A report prepared for the committee states: “Without overnight accommodation, it is expected that the location will become less attractive, leading to a drop in business which will affect the viability of the business. Without the wedding operations provided by the company, there would be no apparent meaningful use of Rivington Hall, which would endanger a Grade II* listed building.



Shepherd’s hut accommodation could be coming to Rivington Hall Barn

“While other accommodation may be available in the area, it is not always available or always up to the required standard, and does not meet the expectations of many potential wedding parties. High quality accommodation options of the type sought for nuptials are quite limited in the area, and providing overnight accommodation would help ensure business success and attract potential clients.

The application is being objected to by Rivington Parish Council and Friends of Lever Park, who are concerned whether it will lead to further development and the loss of public access. They were also frustrated that they were not consulted directly. The parish council also argues that the legacy left by Lord Leverhulme is a priority that should be respected before “a business for profit”.

The application was recommended for approval in the report prepared for council, as a planning officer says the wooden materials will reduce visual impact while the fact that the trailers are mobile will prevent damage to the land. The report concludes: “While the proposal would be a definitionally unsuitable development in the green belt, there are very specific circumstances which clearly outweigh the definitional harm to the green belt due to the unsuitability.

“The proposal would meet the statutory criterion ‘to preserve’ the significance of designated heritage properties. This would have no negative impact on road safety, the character of the area, nearby amenities or nature conservation interests. It is therefore recommended that the request be approved.

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