Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area has been one of the most severely affected markets in the nation. Silicon Valley, despite its status as the technology capital of the world, experienced significant declines in lodging performance because of its historical reliance on higher-rated business travel. This article discusses the changing business dynamics in Silicon Valley and the impact of the pandemic on the local hotel market.
Jammu & Kashmir has seen a significant increase in tourist traffic since the region's lockdown was lifted, however, the region is still largely unexplored with the potential to become a year-round tourist destination.
In 2021 limited/select service hotels which represent almost half of the hotels in Canada are leading the recovery over 2019 with hotel demand down by 20% and average rate down by 8% resulting in a RevPAR decrease of 28%. We will be much closer to recovery when the removal of COVID restrictions allow our full-service hotels to follow in the limited/select service footsteps.
The Middle East consists of a diverse range of hotel markets that are stimulated by varied segments of the demand and investment sphere. Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, gives us an in-depth look at where the region’s hotel industry stands and what’s likely to unfold in 2022.
Omicron has resulted in increased travel restrictions and subdued travel demand around the world. Nonetheless, this time travel demand is likely to rebound at a much faster pace than in prior COVID waves. Continue reading to learn more.
As the pandemic eases, the hospitality industry faces multiple challenges in recruiting talented employees. This situation is likely to result in some exciting hiring trends in 2022, including a stronger focus on technology use and the overall employee experience. Organizations will have to deploy innovative solutions to attract the human capital they need in this competitive environment.
In 2020, Greater St. Louis-area hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most cities in the United States. Since then, many travelers have returned, and the greater St. Louis hotel market has rebounded. What has the recovery looked like thus far? What must happen in the next 18 months for the market to reach pre-pandemic performance? What factors will shape the “new normal” for the market?