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The Impact of COVID-19 on the South Korea Hotel Industry

HVS has recently completed an anonymous short survey about the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on the South Korea hotel market. On a property level, the survey focuses on hoteliers' point of view on contingency measures, business strategies, signs of recovery indication, and comparison between pre-COVID-19 crisis and post-COVID 19 crisis.

Preparing for Increasing Wellness Demand Amid Layers of Global Turmoil

This article highlights preparing for increasing hospitality wellness demand. As global news and media cycles spin with updates related to COVID-19, strategies for reopening and widespread cries for social justice reform. This article examines cycles of grief, critical investment strategies, and wellness propositions associated with immediate and long-term demand.

Africa Traveler & Hotel Guest Sentiment Survey

Africa Traveler and Hotel Guest Sentiment survey is by no means exhaustive, it does however prove there to be demand to start traveling again and to kick start the industry. The survey findings also show some changes are expected, we therefore urge all parties, government, airlines, hotel owners, operators and lenders to consider their businesses in light of these findings and to undertake further research to establish how we can all start the recovery process.

Pains and Gains - Hospitality in GCC

With all the uncertainty that remains around the duration and outcome of this pandemic and its' prolonged impact on the hospitality industry in particular; HVS Hotel Owner and Investor Survey findings highlight hotel's operational status and challenges as well as hotel owners’ requirements to survive. In this AHIC broadcast series, the panelists, both of which are multiple asset hotel owners, discuss with Hala Matar Choufany the current issues and future investment appetite.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Hospitality Industry in GCC

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview in Arabic on Al Arabiya News summarizes the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry in GCC and how the recovery path looks like.

COVID-19: Hospitality Employee Sentiment Findings

The focus of this research is on hospitality industry employees who are amongst the most severely impacted due to measures such as furloughs, terminations, and pay cuts. As the hospitality industry plans for recovery in the post COVID-19 era, it is essential for employers and leadership teams to take stock of where they stand today. The objective was to understand the current employee sentiment, confidence levels, loyalty, and the current state of mind of the employees’ decision-making process.

Investment Opportunities in Post COVID-19 Era

Sharing the full interview of Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East & Africa, Recovery Townhall discussion with Sumaira Isaacs in a series of exciting and global interviews hosted by Global Tourism Forum to assess tourism and hospitality challenges as well as recovery and investment opportunities.

Forecast of Hotel Performance in GCC Beyond 2020

We raise key concerns and questions that are worth reflecting on to address the complex “new normal” that will govern future investments and operations in our industry. Although COVID-19 has challenged our fundamental forecasting approach that typically relies on predictable market trends and metrics, we share our assumptions pertaining to what the recovery model may look like for select cities in the GCC and the likely impact on EBITDA.

Hospitality in GCC - HVS Hotel Owner and Investor Sentiment - COVID-19

HVS is pleased to share the Hospitality GCC- Hotel Owner & Investor Survey. Despite the challenges and uncertainty, there will be better times and the hospitality and travel market will eventually come out stronger. The future winners are those that will create an ecosystem that is built on ethical principles and promotes a behavior that reflects a good corporate citizenship. Finally a strong risk mitigation approach, flexibility and innovation will remain key traits of successful organization

COVID19- Beyond the Dust

The increasing concern over the COVID-19 implications on the travel and tourism sector coupled with a challenging economic outlook for the GCC region will have a major impact on the recovery of the hotel sector. Although COVID-19 has challenged our fundamental forecasting approach that typically relies on predictable market trends and metrics, we share our assumptions pertaining to what the recovery model may look like for select cities in the GCC and the likely impact on EBITDA.
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