One of the first soldiers to fall to the attack of the coronavirus pandemic that enveloped the entire world in 2020 was the hospitality and tourism industry. But ever the survivor, it adapted to the demands of the time and began its journey towards recovery. A year on, the going is painfully slow, but steady nonetheless.
They say tough times call for tough measures. I believe that tough times demand that you rethink the way you’ve been doing business and come up with innovative ways to put yourself back on your feet. The hotel industry, especially, will have to do this in order to emerge from this pandemic and recover their losses.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Managing Hotels: Nuts and Bolts of Hotel Management is a helpful guide for hotel managers and individuals about the ins and outs of the hospitality industry. The book outlines how to cope with this dynamic business environment and the processes involved in efficient hotel management.
When you think of AI and its applications, your mind always runs to science and tech-based industries. Does it have a role to play in hospitality – a sector that’s driven by human interaction? Surprisingly, yes!
There’s a very common notion in the hospitality industry – that luxury and sustainability will always be at odds with each other, that luxury stands far above any sustainable measures that a hotel can take. But that’s not true and luxury hotels must put eco-friendly measures at the core of their operations if they’re hoping to attract the new segment of travelers who want to enjoy luxury but without it resting heavily on their conscience.
Winning the heart of guests has always kept the hoteliers on their toes. And now, with automation in the mix, the stakes are even higher! Struggling to keep up with the evolving industry trends? Take a look at how you can incorporate the industry’s latest trend, without giving compromising on quality.