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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

The Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel Occupancy Levels in Athens and Thessaloniki

This article attempts to assess the impact of COVID-19 on hotel occupancy levels in hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki for 2020 by developing a market simulation featuring three different scenarios, each one of them reflecting the range of potential recovery of the hotel sector.

HVS COVID-19 Impact on Lodging Tax Revenues

Based on patterns of recovery following the two most recent recessions, HVS projected the lodging tax revenues of 25 US urban markets. Compared to a baseline scenario without the pandemic, HVS estimates combined lodging tax losses across these markets could range from $4.4 to $6.1 billion. Losses of this magnitude will force stakeholders to consider steps such as debt refinancing or seeking alternative revenue streams until the hospitality industry recovers from this pandemic.

Reacción del Mercado Hotelero en Tiempos de Crisis

En vista de la experiencia de HVS en México y en otros países del mundo, hemos querido preparar y distribuir este breve documento que proporciona algunos datos sobre el comportamiento del mercado hotelero de cara a eventos de shock como el que ahora vivimos. Queda claro que este evento no es igual a otros pasajes que se pueden analizar y que las circunstancias del evento actual cambian literalmente por hora.

In Focus: Corfu, Greece

This market snapshot provides an overview of the recent performance of the lodging industry in the island of Corfu in Greece, the capital of the Ionian islands and the sunniest part of Greece, in terms of demand and supply and analyzes past and future tourism trends.
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