The hospitality industry has taken quite a beating in the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that things are starting to return to some semblance of normalcy, what will the new post-pandemic normal look like for hotels? In part two of the “How Things Are Likely to Be Post-Pandemic”, let’s discuss this in relation to the non-business event industry.
The travel and hospitality industry has been the hardest hit by the COVID pandemic. But it’s on its way to picking itself up again, now that countries are relaxing their travel guidelines and hotels are being allowed to open their doors. That said, hotels and tour operators will have to remember that they’re now dealing with a new brand of travelers, one that’s increasingly nervous and extremely suspicious.
COVID-19 has no doubt put a dent in everyone’s business plans, but it has especially affected the hotel industry by taking away a major source of revenue that comes from events and travel. In part one of “How Things Are Likely to Be Post-Pandemic”, let’s discuss this topic in relation to MICE travel and events.
Of all the sectors affected by the pandemic, the hotel industry has probably been the hardest hit. But hoteliers are pouring all their energy into getting back on their feet. Part of their strategy deals with changing hotel architecture so that their establishments are safer in an age where the novel corona virus has robbed us of our freedom and confidence.
The hospitality industry has always been dependent on technology to make its offerings more relevant to the modern world. However, in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, technology will be integral to making hotel stay safer for travelers. Hoteliers will have to factor it into their plans going forward so that they’re able to build trust and impart a sense of security to the travelers across the world.
The corona virus pandemic might be the biggest challenge the hospitality industry has faced in years, with travel bans being enforced all over the world and the majority of hotels going empty. However, amidst all the uncertainty lies a strong belief that the industry will recover, slowly but surely. Here’s why.
: In the age of coronavirus, most of us are either stuck at home or right on the frontlines. We’re all cautioning each other to take precautions and practice social distancing. But is that term even correct? Here’s my take on social distancing and what being social really means during a pandemic.
‘Unprecedented’ – that is the word people are using to describe the pandemic that has brought the world to its knees. And in this situation, all tried and tested measures of crisis management have flown out of the window. If the tourism and hospitality industry are to stay afloat, they will have to find different ways to use this time at hand.
Gone are the days when hotels could be complacent about their energy consumption or not worry about things like ‘eco-friendly’ measures or sustainable initiatives. With customers round the world getting more and more aware, they’re demanding that hotels step up and shoulder the responsibility of reducing energy wastage. And it doesn’t hurt at all that your conservation efforts will also bear financial returns in the long run.
Off to follow your dream of having a hotel of your own. Congratulations. But before you take the plunge, have you kept the basics of such an investment in mind? If not, this post is for you. Read on …