How to Handle Coronavirus and Your Hotel Contracts

In this instance of a fast-moving virus, your force majeure clause will come into play.

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Worldwide awareness of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has exploded along with the number of cases being confirmed. 

The major U.S. airlines have stopped flying to China and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. public-health agency, has advised against nonessential travel to China. The U.S. State Department advises against traveling to China at all. This makes it virtually impossible for meetings contracts for events in China to be fulfilled by either the planners who would fly in or the hotels expecting your guests. 

When a virus like this starts spreading rapidly -- and threatening meetings -- what legal recourse do you have? Read the full story on for step-by-step advice on how to handle any upcoming events that may be affected by coronavirus and how to protect your future contracts.