Aug 4 (Reuters) - Europe's biggest hotel group Accor plans to lay off 1,000 staff, as lockdown measures and border closures implemented around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic weighed on its first-half results, it said on Tuesday. Accor, which owns brands such as Ibis and Movenpick, reported earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) down 153.7% year on year, at a negative 227 million euros. The company added 81% of its hotels were now open. (Reporting by Charles Regnier; Editing by Edmund Blair)
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