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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.

Thoughts on How the Pandemic Must Affect Greek Tourism

The Greek tourism industry has been hit the hardest; but it has also given people the opportunity to step back and fill in the missing gaps. A need to establish well-organised and empowered DMOs is apparent, in order to upgrade Greece's tourism product. Furthermore, the development of a corporate structure will assist family hotel businesses to entrench a desired financial position against stakeholders.

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.

The Case for Targeted Federal Aid to DMOs and Tourism Agencies

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed at risk the substantial investment of state and local governments in the tourism and hospitality industries. Publicly funded destination marketing organizations (“DMOs”), tourism agencies, and convention centers face budget shortfalls, staffing reductions, and growing financial uncertainty. Targeted federal aid is urgently needed to support DMOs, tourism agencies, and convention centers whose work is critical to the recovery of vital sectors of the US economy.

HVS Americas Values Equality and Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community

HVS Americas values equality and stands in solidarity with the Black community

COVID-19 Recovery in the UK – The Importance of Domestic Demand

This article examines how UK hotels are likely to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown as restricitons are gradually eased. It covers the impact of international visitation on different UK regions and how different market segments will have an income on the recovery.

Impact of COVID-19 on Greek Tourism: Industry Experts' Opinion

After the initial impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, Greece is experiencing a transitional period as it is entering the next phase of the outbreak. HVS conducted targeted interviews with highly influential tourism professionals and offers further insight on the aspects affecting operations in the short-term. Governmental decisions aiming to assist the nation’s tourism restart are described and their implications on businesses are further explained.

HVS: Paris Profile – Exploring How the City Will Recover from the COVID-19 Lockdown

In this article, we explore how the Paris hotel market will build up demand as restrictions imposed to counter the COVID-19 epidemic begin to ease. As well as visitation levels, we also explore the city's demand types and potential new supply.

Hotels Count the Cost of COVID-19 Pandemic and Look to Remodel Business to Rebuild Consumer Confidence

HVS London Chairman Russell Kett discusses the path to reopening for hotels as restrictions ease from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2020-Q1

Unprecedented declines in Covid-19 RevPARs in March in every major market throughout Canada, is expected to continue through next quarter as well.