World’s largest hotel groups all confirm recovery in Q3 2020

Hilton, Marriott, Accor, IHG and Wyndham have released their financial results

Major hotel groups from across the globe have released their Q3 2020 results, shining a light on the first signs of recovery seen all year.

Though figures are still poor compared to 2019 results, they’re significantly improved in relation to Q2 2020, and show the resilience of the industry’s largest players.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Hilton, Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) have all shown signs of optimism.

Wyndham – Strong quarter for conversion signings

Delivering the Q3 2020 results, president and CEO Geoffrey A. Ballotti remained hopeful for the future. He said, “Importantly, we executed 152 hotel agreements, including 23 percent more domestic conversion signings than the third quarter of 2019. As always, we remain dedicated to supporting our owners around the world during these very challenging times.”

Hotel conversions have grown in popularity this year, largely due to the fact global operators have been swallowing up smaller, struggling hoteliers. In October this year, Radisson Hotel Group launched its own conversion brand, offering independent hoteliers the chance to run the Radisson flag.

Wyndham added that its focus on the leisure segment of the market, along with economy and midscale, has helped it start to claw back business in the third quarter. Ballotti said, “In the face of continued industry uncertainty, our leisure-oriented, drive-to franchise business model generated $101 million of adjusted EBITDA and $92 million of free cash flow.

“Over 99 percent of our domestic and over 97 percent of our global portfolio are open today. RevPAR improved sequentially across the globe, and in the U.S., our economy and midscale brands continued to gain market share. Third quarter room openings also improved sequentially both in the U.S. and internationally and we grew our pipeline by 3 percent to 185,000 rooms globally.”

Revenues declined from $560 million in the third quarter of 2019 to $337 million in the third quarter of 2020.

In Q3 2020, Wyndham still managed to open 76 hotels and 9,600 keys, with another 1,400 hotels and 185,000 keys in the pipeline.

Marriott – Continued recovery

Arne M. Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International, said, “While COVID‐19 is still significantly impacting our business, our results for the third quarter showed continued improvement in demand trends around the world.”

Third quarter reported net income totalled US$100 million, compared to reported net income of $387 million in the Q3 2019. Third quarter adjusted net income totalled $20 million, compared to third quarter 2019 adjusted net income of $488 million. And, third quarter 2020 impairment charges related to COVID‐19 impacted reported and adjusted net income by $24 million after‐tax.

Marriott’s reported operating income totalled $252 million in the 2020 third quarter, compared to 2019 third quarter reported operating income of $607 million.

Additionally, adjusted EBITDA totalled $327 million in the 2020 third quarter, compared to third quarter 2019 adjusted EBITDA of $901 million.

The company added 127 properties to the portfolio, equal to 19,064 rooms, including 1,400 rooms reflagged from competitor brands. This represents a net room growth of 3.8 percent, said Marriott.

The global development pipeline remains strong, with 2,899 properties and 496,000 rooms in the works, including 1,201 properties with approximately 228,000 rooms under construction and 160 properties with roughly 25,000 rooms approved for development.

Worldwide RevPAR declined 65.9 percent (a 65.9 percent decline using actual dollars).  North American RevPAR declined 65.4 percent (a 65.4 percent decline using actual dollars), and international RevPAR declined 67.4 percent (a 67.3 percent decline using actual dollars).

Hilton – Opening plans remain on track

In the third quarter of 2020, Hilton opened 133 new hotels totalling 17,100 rooms, and achieved net unit growth of more than 14,800 rooms.

Christopher J. Nassetta, president & chief executive officer of Hilton, said, “Our third quarter results show meaningful improvement over the second quarter. The vast majority of our properties around the world are now open and have gradually begun to recover from the limitations that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on the travel industry, with occupancy increasing more than 20 percentage points from the second quarter.

While a full recovery will take time, we are well positioned to capture rising demand and execute on growth opportunities.”

Since April, system-wide occupancy has increased month over month for Hilton, with the most notable recoveries in Asia Pacific, the U.S. and Europe, with comparable hotel occupancy levels up approximately 32 percentage points, 32 percentage points and 31 percentage points, respectively, from April to September.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, system-wide comparable RevPAR decreased 59.9 percent and 55.9 percent, respectively, compared to the prior year periods, due to both occupancy and ADR decreases.

Net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA were US$81 million and $224 million, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $290 million and $605 million, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Hilton’s development pipeline boasts 2,640 hotels consisting of more than 408,000 rooms throughout 120 countries and territories, including 33 countries and territories where Hilton does not currently have any open hotels.

Accor – Significant improvements

Revenue in the third quarter of 2020 came in at €329 million, down by 68.7 percent as reported and by 63.7 percent like-for-like. RevPAR also saw sizable drops, falling by 62.8 percent in Q3 2020.

Accor delivered these results confidently, painting Q3 2020 as a quarter of ‘significant sequential improvement’ compared to Q2 2020. RevPAR in Q2 2020 was down by a substantial 88.2 percent for example.

The group opened 57 hotels during the third quarter of the year, equalling 7,800 rooms. By the end of September 2020, Accor was operating 750,135 rooms (5,121 hotels), with a pipeline of 208,000 rooms (1,192 hotels). By the end of September 2020, 90 percent of hotels were open for business, just over 4,600 units.

Accor chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin said, “Our performances during the third quarter point to a marked recovery of business during the summer season. The worst of the crisis is now behind us, but our main markets are still substantially affected by the measures rolled out to combat the health crisis. Only China reports solid performances and should swiftly recover its activity level pre-crisis.”

“Against this still uncertain context, discipline, adaptability and cost control are critical. We keep transforming our organisations to make the group even more efficient, more agile, and focused on the most profitable and promising markets and segments. We are also deploying additional sources of revenue, in our hotels and in our loyalty programme.”

IHG – Looking ahead

“Trading improved in the third quarter, although progress continues to vary by region. RevPAR declined 53 percent, compared to a 75 percent decline in the prior quarter, while occupancy was 44 percent, up from 25 percent in Q2,” explained IHG CEO Keith Barr.

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa (EMEAA) was one of the hardest-hit regions for the group last quarter. However, the Middle East outperformed both Europe and Australia in terms of RevPAR. Q3 RevPAR declined 70.4 percent overall, with Europe down 72 percent, Australia 66 percent and the Middle East 65 percent.

EMEAA occupancy was 31 percent for the quarter overall.

“Domestic mainstream travel remains the most resilient, and our industry-leading Holiday Inn Brand family positions us well to meet that demand as it slowly returns,” added Barr.

“Despite the challenges we’ve faced, we have continued to open new hotels and sign more into our pipeline. This is recognition of consumer preference for our brands and strong owner relationships, and also the long-term attractiveness of the markets we operate in and the relative resilience of our business model. We signed 82 hotels in the quarter, taking us to 263 year-to-date, more than a quarter of which are conversions. As we continue to invest in growth initiatives, we do so with a strict focus on cost reduction and an unwavering commitment to act responsibly for our people, guests, owners and local communities.”

“A full industry recovery will take time and uncertainty remains regarding the potential for further improvement in the short term, but we take confidence from the steps taken to protect and support our owners and drive demand back to our hotels as guests feel safe to travel. Our actions have resulted in ongoing industry outperformance in our key markets, and we remain focused on leveraging the strength of our brands, scale and market positioning to recover strongly and drive future growth.”

“I want to thank all our incredible colleagues and hotel owners for their dedication to creating a clean, safe stay experience that every one of our guests can count on in these uncertain times.”

IHG outperformed competing group Accor by a hair last quarter. RevPAR in Q3 2020 fell by 62.8 percent for Accor compared to IHG’s 53 percent.

One of the world’s largest hospitality groups, IHG has 883,000 keys spread across 5,900 hotels, along with further 288,000 keys and 1,932 rooms in the pipeline.

Source Hotelier Middle East

Almost 70 percent of hospitality staff looking to change jobs, finds survey

CatererGlobal has called the results ‘concerning’

Close to 70 percent of hospitality workers are looking to change jobs in the next 12 months, with many of them based in the Middle East.

That is according to research conducted by hospitality job board, who surveyed 1,500 hospitality workers, 46 percent of which are in this region.

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating job uncertainty for all industries, CatererGlobal saw an alarming spike in how many people were looking to change jobs. Of those surveyed, 67 percent are planning to make a career move in the next 12 months, with 54 percent looking to change employers.

“These figures continue to cause concern and should, rightly, cause employers to sit up and consider how they might change the course for any staff considering leaving, said Jeremy Vercoe, global manager for

Since we saw high rates of planned mobility last year, we’ve been giving this an extra focus with clients, however, this year’s results indicate that, across the industry, there is still a lot more to be done,” Vercoe continued.

In relation to the pandemic, 43 percent said their employers had provided training in order to ‘upskill’ their staff outside of their current department, only half (49 percent) of respondents claimed their businesses delivered staff programmes in response to the pandemic.

“While this is a promising start, there is still a significant opportunity to provide greater training and development across multiple key business themes, to allow teams to thrive both professionally and with their state-of-mind,” added Vercoe.

One-third of respondents (33 percent) indicated they were placed on unpaid leave, 15 percent were asked to work from home and 17 percent were made redundant. Just 22 percent continued to work as usual without any change. Overall, more than half (53 percent) of respondents indicated their organisations were suspended as a result of the pandemic.

Source: Hotelier Middle East

Study: Fix to food climate problem doesn’t require veganism

A new study says how we grow, eat and waste food is a big climate change problem that may keep the world from reaching its temperature-limiting goals, but we don’t all have to go vegan

The world likely can’t keep global warming to a relatively safe minimum unless we change how we grow, eat and throw away our food, but we don’t need to all go vegan, a new study says. 

Researchers looked at five types of broad fixes to the food system and calculated how much they fight warming. They found that sampling a buffet of partial fixes for all five, instead of just diving into the salad bar, can get the job done, according to a study published in Thursday’s journal Science.

If the world food system keeps on current trajectories, it will produce near 1.5 trillion tons of greenhouse gases (almost 1.4 trillion metric tons) over the next 80 years, the study found. That’s coming from belching cows, fertilizer, mismanaged soil and food waste. That much emissions — even if the globe stops burning fossil fuelswhich produce twice as much carbon pollution as food — is enough to likely warm Earth by more than the goals set in the 2015 Paris climate accord.

“The whole world doesn’t have to give up meat for us to meet our climate goals,” said study co-author Jason Hill, a biosystems engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. “We can eat better, healthier foods. We can improve how we grow foods. And we can waste less food.”

Researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom found: 

— A nearly complete switch to a plant-rich diet around the world could slash almost 720 billion tons of greenhouse gases (650 billion metric tons).

— If almost everyone ate the right number of calories based on their age, around 2,100 calories a day for many adults, it would cut about 450 billion tons of greenhouse gases (410 billion metric tons).

— If farming got more carbon efficient — by using less fertilizer, managing soil better and doing better crop rotation — it would slice nearly 600 billion tons of greenhouse gases (540 billion metric tons).

— If farms could increase yield through genetics and other methods, it would trim almost 210 billion tons of greenhouse gases (190 billion metric tons).

— If people waste less food either on their plates, in restaurants or by getting it to people in poorer countries, that would eliminate nearly 400 billion tons of greenhouse gases (360 billion metric tons).

Or if the world does each of those five things but only half way, emissions would plummet by almost 940 billion tons (850 billion metric tons). And that, with fossil fuel emissions cuts, would give the world a fighting chance of preventing another 0.5 to 1.3 degrees (0.3 to 0.7 degrees Celsius) of warming, which the Paris accord aims to do, the study found.

Hans-Otto Poertner, who leads the United Nations science panel looking at world climate change impacts, said the study makes sense in laying out the many paths to achieving the needed emission reductions. 

“There are many innovations that are possible with stopping food waste as well as stopping unsustainable practices such as cutting tropical forests for soy production and its export as (animal) feed,” said Poertner, who wasn’t part of the study. “It cannot be ignored that reducing meat consumption to sustainable levels would be important.”

A Mediterranean diet of less meat and animal fats, along with cutting portions, would do the trick and make people healthier, Hill said.

“Something like convincing the whole world to go vegan was always going to be an impossible large sell,’’ said Breakthrough Institute climate director Zeke Hausfather, who wasn’t part of the study. “This paper shows that a mix of different behavioral and technological solutions can make a real difference.”

While most of the world’s heat-trapping gases come from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, one-quarter to one-third of the greenhouse gases come from agriculture, Hill said. 

John Roy Porter, a professor of agriculture at the University of Montpellier in France, said some of the calculations from Hill’s study double counted emissions, which Hill disputes, and said he worried that “the only people really to profit from such a paper will be the fossil fuel lobby who can divert attention from oil wells to farmers’ fields.”

Source: The Independant

The 10 best food TV shows to watch on lockdown

Isolation draws us into a closer relationship with the telly but food TV offers more than just a chance to catch up on recipes and techniques. Over recent years, programmes have moved away from “stand and stir” and are now an excellent excuse for all manner of science, cultural history, humour, escapism and pure entertainment.

Anthony Bourdain

Amazon Prime, 2002-2018

I love a tight 27 minutes on thrifty ways with mince as much as the next food nerd but, with everyone else gone to bed and everything else going to hell, it’s always going to be me and Anthony Bourdain. I love the early stuff such as A Cook’s Tour (2002-3, Food Network/Amazon Prime) which see him reeling around Ho Chi Minh City, dressed like Joe Strummer and jabbering into a lo-fi, hand-held video camera. But there is so much more to choose from. No Reservations (2005-12,Travel Channel/Amazon Prime) allowed Bourdain nine seasons to develop his compelling combination of chill and total engagement with his subject. By around season four, any idea of “celebrity chef” is subsumed in a search for challenging locations, fascinating and underrepresented people and increasingly honest examinations of his own flawed past. Parts Unknown (2013-18, CNN/Amazon Prime) contains my two favourite episodes. New Jersey (season 5, episode 6) is an elegiac film that sees him visiting his childhood home with his brother, and in Rome (season 8, episode 9) he is guided around the city by Asia Argento, with whom he later formed a relationship.

Chef’s Table

Netflix, 2015-present

Did you enjoy This Is Spinal Tap or the The Life of Rock with Brian Pern? The comedy of spoof “rockumentary” lies in the uncalibrated self-regard of the subjects and the breathless complicity of the film-maker, so you’re going to love Chef’s Table. From the bombastic Vivaldi over the titles to the shots of Dan Barber, running while philosophising, or Francis Mallmann on his private island, hewing logs and talking about the creative power of sex, it’s difficult to imagine that the first series wasn’t all an expensively executed troll. But that was back in 2015, when we wanted our chefs to be artist/gods/rockstars of their generation and American documentary-makers still had little enough irony to support the idea.

As the series progressed they began to profile more female chefs and some of the resulting shows are outstanding. Jeong Kwan, cooking at the Chunjinam Hermitage in South Korea is therapeutic to watch, Cristina Martinez at the South Philly Barbacoa and Mashama Bailey at The Grey in Savannah, Georgia are inspiring, and our own Asma Khan is given space to properly expand on Indian food in the UK. Someone, somewhere turned down the ego dial.

The Taco Chronicles

Netflix, 2019

Carlos Perez Osorio’s show will make you believe that there might actually be a future for intelligent food programmes on TV. Each of the six half-hour episodes covers a different type of taco in obsessive depth. The show is in Spanish and subtitled, a serious deep dive into the subject, but delivered with a brilliant tone – fantastically, poetically hyperbolic about street food, enthusiastic but self-aware.

The Chef Show

Netflix, 2019 to present

Jon Favreau is a producer and actor who starred in the movie Chef, with his chef mate Roy Choi, and quite fancies himself as a chef. In The Chef Show (see what he did there?), they hang out in the borrowed kitchens of their Hollywood buddies. It has about as much script or editorial control as a podcast, but with full quality video. What is most noticeable is that there’s no attempt to give recipes … in fact, all the ingredients seem to arrive pre-prepped and measured in tiny plastic pots. I want to hate the OG bro-fest format, but it’s actually compelling if you relax into it.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Netflix, 2016

A feature-length documentary about the man who managed to arrive in San Francisco just in time to be a driving force in California cuisine. His rise from untrained kitchen boy at Chez Panisse to the very peak of his industry, his acclaimed restaurant, Stars, and his catastrophic crash-and-burn makes for a brilliant, unflinching profile.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Netflix, 2018

Samin Nosrat is another graduate of Chez Panisse whose highly successful 2017 book Salt, Fat, Acid Heat was quickly turned into a four-part docuseries. The book’s simple idea of breaking cooking down into four conceptual basics enables her to travel the world in search of examples. Like our own Nadiya Hussain, she’s a natural presenter whose integrity and enthusiasm draws you in.

Ugly Delicious

(Netflix, 2018-present)

Presented by culinary wunderkind David Chang of the celebrated Momofuku restaurant group. There are parts of the early shows that are big on chest-beating, high-fiving, alpha-malery, but in the most recent he turns to important cultural issues around global cooking. He also discovers he’s going to become a dad, sheds an actual tear, and then teaches us all how to make baby food. OK, it’s a kind of predictable conversion but, if you start watching them in reverse order, they’re very enjoyable.

The Mind of a Chef

PBS, 2012-2017 – season 6 on Facebook

Takes a similarly hagiographic approach as Chef’s Table but allows each featured chef more space to cook. Gabrielle Hamilton – troubled, driven, phenomenally talented – comes across particularly well. It’s probably to her credit that our own April Bloomfield actually looks uncomfortable throughout her episodes, awkwardly attempting Delia-esque presentation while the directors try to extract some sort of life philosophy or grandiose soundbite out of her. It’s actually charming and should make us proud.

Source: The Guardian

Pioneering bed bug-safe hotel to open in Helsinki

U14, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, is the first new hotel building to be designed safe from bed bugs after the Valpas member hotel standard

U14 will open in March 2020

In collaboration with a Finnish start up Valpas, Helsinki-based Hotel U14 is set to be the first hotel designed safe from bed bugs.

The team behind U14 have installed a new in-room technology that keeps all 117 rooms preventively safe from bed bugs. The technology is designed to respond to bed bugs’ natural behaviour and is integrated with the latest IoT (Internet of Things) to stop incoming bed bugs before they cause damage.

Bed bugs are blood-sucking parasites that tag along luggage and are carried into homes and hotels. Hotels with their high turnover are at the centre of the rising problem as bed bugs spread from one guest to another. U14 wants to advance more sustainable travel without material waste and toxic pesticides and contribute to stopping the spreading of bed bugs.

“U14 is a carefully crafted experiential boutique hotel with a strong focus on sustainability”, said founder Roni Saari. “Ecology is woven into many elements and is reflected for instance in the use of renewable energy, hybrid vehicles and in all used textiles from employees’ workwear to traceable cotton covers. With Valpas, harmful pesticide use and unnecessary furniture waste is avoided – both at the hotel as well as in guests’ homes.”

Report: Every country in the world now has travel restrictions The latest research from UNWTO said that no country has yet lifted restrictions

Oman was one of the Middle East’s first countries to enact COVID-19-related restrictions

According to the latest research from the World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO), there is no longer a single destination in the world that is without travel restrictions. Moreover, at the time of the report, no destination has lifted restrictions.

UNWTO’s research added 83% of destinations have had COVID-19related restrictions in place for four weeks or more as of April 20.

Secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili said: “Tourism has shown its commitment to putting people first. Our sector can also lead the way in driving recovery. This research on global travel restrictions will help support the timely and responsible implementation of exit strategies, allowing destinations to ease or lift travel restrictions when it is safe to do so. This way, the social and economic benefits that tourism offers can return, providing a path to sustainable recovery for both individuals and whole countries.”

Though every country has imposed restrictions, stipulations vary between nations. 45% of countries for example have totally or partially closed their borders to tourists, while 30% have suspended international flights to and from the country and 18% have barred tourists from specific destinations. A small proportion of countries (7%) have only imposed measures such as self-isolation for its people.

Against this backdrop, UNWTO has called on governments worldwide to support the global tourism industry. Echoing warnings from the World Travel & Tourism Council, Pololikashvili said millions of jobs in the sector have been put at risk.

UK must cut meat and dairy consumption by half to meet 2050 net zero emissions target, says report

Flying will also have to be curbed, according to the research

Meat and dairy consumption may need to be reduced by 50% if the UK is to meet its net zero emissions target by 2050, according to a new report.

Produced by the government-funded not-for-profit group Energy Systems Catapult (ESC), the research stated that the 2050 goal would be possible if innovation is stepped up in three key fields.

In lifestyle, cuts to meat and dairy consumption by 20% will be necessary, but may need to rise to as high as 50% depending on the success of carbon neutrality initiatives.

Doing so, it forecast, would save about eight million tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

The report – which looked at 100 different pathways the UK could follow in order to meet the climate change goal – also detailed the necessity for reduced reliance on aviation.   

Current predictions suggest flying frequency will increase by 60% compared to 2005 levels. However, it will need to rise by just 20% to ensure the UK remains on track with the net zero goal.

Net zero refers to the offsetting of all carbon dioxide emissions, either through carbon removal initiatives or cutting emissions altogether, which the UK aims to achieve by 2050.

The other two areas in which the report suggested significant changes will be necessary is in low carbon technologies – centring on hydrogen, electricity generation such as through wind and solar power, and carbon capture and storage through bioenergy – and land use, for instance, through the planting of forests a third the size of Greater London annually.READ MOREHow more trees in London could keep our city cool

While the report detailed initial enthusiasm from the public for the adoption of new technologies, when it came to eagerness to make lifestyle changes – including dietary – it noted “a more resistant and emotional response”.

Scott Milne, ESC insight and evidence lead, said of the report: “Now for the first time, we’ve modelled hundreds of potential pathways to get to Net Zero by 2050, ramping up or down different technologies and behaviour changes – to understand the different combinations, interactions and trade-offs of competing decarbonisation options to reach the most cost-optimised approaches. In lifestyle, cuts to meat and dairy consumption by 20% will be necessary, but may need to rise to as high as 50% depending on the success of carbon neutrality initiatives.

Doing so, it forecast, would save about eight million tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

The report – which looked at 100 different pathways the UK could follow in order to meet the climate change goal – also detailed the necessity for reduced reliance on avaition.

Net zero refers to the offsetting of all carbon dioxide emissions, either through carbon removal initiatives or cutting emissions altogether, which the UK aims to achieve by 2050. Scott Milne, ESC insight and evidence lead, said of the report: “Now for the first time, we’ve modelled hundreds of potential pathways to get to Net Zero by 2050, ramping up or down different technologies and behaviour changes – to understand the different combinations, interactions and trade-offs of competing decarbonisation options to reach the most cost-optimised approaches.

“Broadly each potential pathway uses a combination of two different approaches: a top-down technology focused approach or a bottom-up behaviour focused approach.”

He added: “However, what stands out is – no matter which pathway the UK takes – innovation, investment and incentives across low carbon technology, land use and lifestyle is essential to achieve Net Zero.”

The 2050 net zero emissions target was an amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008, announced in the final days of Theresa May’s premiership last year

India’s Top IAS Coaching Institutes in Delhi

The UPSC CSE is one of the toughest examinations in the country to crack. If you are reading this article, chances are you too are looking forward to cracking this major exam, and are on the lookout for the best IAS coaching in Delhi. Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for the UPSC qualifiers, with a majority of them wanting to become a future officer in the prestigious Indian Administrative Service of India. Unfortunately, out of the lakhs that appear, only a few thousand cuts.

Hopefully, this article will be the guide you have been waiting for when it comes to picking out your best option. Delhi is the hub of IAS coaching centers in India. A majority of more than 40% of aspirants in and around Delhi comes to the capital city to prepare for their UPSC examination. Nowadays, an increasing trend of students opting for online coaching classes has become evident.

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Movies You Can Watch For Free Online Right Now

In the modern age of the internet, there are ways to watch movies for free that are completely legal. Yes, you read that correctly. There’s no need to visit any shady sites or jump around YouTube in order to watch free movies.

Free (and legal) movies are waiting for you only a few clicks away, and there’s a pretty easy hack to get you there. It all hinges on one crucial step: Get creative with utilizing free trials, and you’ll have hundreds of free movies right at your fingertips.

Almost every movie streaming service offers new subscribers a free trial period to “try before you buy.” Taking a test run on a streaming service is the best way to know if it’s a good fit for you and your individual movie tastes. Of course, eventually, you’ll run out of free trials, but the idea is to use these free trials to shop around so you can find the streaming service that you truly love — and don’t mind paying for.

You’ve cut the cord. But streaming services have gotten too expensive, so you’ve cut back on them, too. You don’t believe in piracy. Yet you still Stream Spanish Movies & TV Series online. What is a person to do?


Yidio almost doesn’t host movies but provides links to other free movie sites like Crackle where you can watch a particular film at no cost. There is a free category with videos that you can filter by rating or by around 40 genres like Western, Drama, Action, and others. Yidio movies are uploaded in DVD quality. Although they are not too good for a big screen, the quality is perfect to watch films on your Apple or Android gadget with the help of a corresponding app.


Newer to this roundup is the Amazon-owned IMDb TV (formerly known as Freedive). It has free, ad-supported TV shows and movies. In February 2020, the service acquired the rights to over 20 Disney-owned series, including Lost, Desperate Housewives, Malcolm in the Middle and My So-Called Life. It’s also the only site that lets your stream Lost and Malcolm in the Middle for free.

Other TV shows in its relatively small library include Fringe, Heroes, Quantum Leap, and Forensic Files. Movies include Memento, La La Land, Drive, Monster, Donnie Darko, Dune, The Illusionist, Zodiac, Clue and more. You can watch IMDb TV on the web, Amazon Fire devices, and Apple TV, and through the Amazon Prime app that you can find on many smart TVs, tablets, and phones. IMDb TV is U.S.-only for now, although a European expansion is in the works.


A huge selection of movies and TV shows that are always free, Tubi covers a wide range of genres – that is to say, all genres. You won’t find new releases, but you will find some big hits from the last twenty years or so. Modern classics in their collection include American Beauty, Thelma & Louise, Donnie Darko, Platoon, and Heathers. The television collection isn’t as impressive, mostly consisting of old syndicated shows like The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap, Silk Stalkings, and Third Rock From the Sun.


Crackle website is owned by Sony Entertainment, and thus it’s one of the most reliable free movie streaming services. Besides movies, Crackle offers TV shows that include comedies, animes, crimes, and other series. There are even some original videos you won’t find on any other site. Most Crackle videos come in 360p or 480p and are available for full-screen watching.

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Top Playstation Virtual Reality Games Of 2020

Virtual reality is a hot phrase now, what with the endless VR headset options and exclusively VR games you can get. But PlayStation owners have arguably one of the most budget-friendly entries into VR: the advanced PSVR headset, which retails for around $199 full price (although it’s always on sale). Along with the nice price point, the PSVR is accompanied by a hefty load of VR titles, including some stellar exclusives.

It’s important to get a psvr games list right, then. There’s plenty of obvious choices, but PSVR also houses many hidden gems. We wanted to make a list that reflected that. You’ll be able to get all of these titles from the PlayStation Store.

Falcon Age

What is it? Join heroine Ara and her falcon companion in this unique first-person adventure that sees you nurturing your young feathered friend, scavenging resources and training it for combat in a bid to drive out no-good robot colonizers.

Why should you play it? Because it’s so much more than a virtual pet sim. As its moving narrative unspools, you’ll build a meaningful relationship with your falcon – and have a lot of fun along the way.

Tetris Effect

Ah, Tetris — you might be surprised to see such a venerable name on a list of VR titles, but the most recent outing for the block puzzler was a surprise success for immersive play. It’s Tetris as you’ve never seen it before, vibrant, ever-changing and with a soundtrack that defies belief. If you’ve got PSVR, though, it becomes something else altogether, a trippy journey into another sort of world. It’s transporting and relaxing, and the best way to play one of the most unique games of recent years.

Batman: Arkham VR

Batman: Arkham VR, is one of the best VR games for the PlayStation VR and really shows what is possible. Constructed of several mini-games that make up the chapters in a puzzle-adventure, Batman: Arkham VR really gives you the feeling of what it must be like to be Batman himself.

You start as Bruce Wayne and then descend into the Batcave in order to don the entire Batman get-up. Each item, such as gloves and cowl, has different actions to perform and it’ll make comic fans giddy with excitement.

Throughout the course of the rest of the game, you get to visit a grubby Gotham alleyway and meet several classic villains along the way. It’s jaw-dropping at times. To be honest though, just being able to step into the Batshoes is enough for us, everything else is a bonus.

Ghost Giant

What is it? A charming puzzle adventure from the studio behind indie hits like Fe and Stick It To The Man. You play as the over-sized spectral protector of a lonely lad called Louis. Together, you’ll team up to overcome all manner of brainteasers and help out the citizens of Sancourt.

Why should you play it? Ghost Giant really leans into the strengths of virtual reality to tell a moving tale in engaging new ways.

Vacation Simulator

What’s better than pretending to work a job? Pretending to go on vacation! This follow-up game to the awesome Job Simulator comes with new features, massive areas to explore, and endless goofiness. Owlchemy Labs consistently creates some of the best and most inventive VR titles out there, which are all remarkably accessible and always leave you laughing.