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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.

HVS: Temporarily Closed Hotels Due to COVID-19: When to Reopen?

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in early to mid-March 2020, hotel owners and managers watched demand for their rooms suddenly evaporate. Since then, tough decisions have been made regarding whether to remain open or temporarily suspend operations. Hotels that have temporarily suspended operations now need to decide when to reopen. This article addresses the considerations to be weighed in this process and provides one example of the calculus for a hypothetical hotel.

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.

HVS COVID-19 Sentiment Survey: The Impact on the Bangkok Hotel Industry

The survey discusses COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on the Bangkok hotel market on a property level, the survey focuses on hoteliers’ point of view on contingency measures, business strategies, signs of recovery, and comparison between pre and post COVID-19.

HVS: COVID-19 Impact on Hotels in Asia Pacific

While the pandemic is anticipated to prolong, hotels should start to draw up plans in preparation for a recovery. In the meanwhile, it is the perfect time to relook into operational strategies, cost-saving initiatives, refurbishment, marketing distribution channels, staff training and technology upgrade.

Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Sentiment Survey Response (COVID-19)

The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather responses on the impact of COVID-19 including the measures taken during COVID-19 and in preparation for post COVID-19 in the hospitality industry across Asia Pacific.

HVS: Impact of COVID-19 in Italy

This article describes the restrictions put in place in Italy following the COVID-19 pandemic with particular attention to their possible economic impact on the tourism industry, historically characterized by the high presence of international tourism. A specific analysis is dedicated to the main four city hubs in an effort to evaluate how their different reliance on leisure international visitation might shape their recovery once the pandemic subsides.

In Focus: The Impact of COVID-19 on Hospitality Russell Kett

The impact that COVID-19 is having on the hospitality industry is palpable. There is no time more important than right now to come together, share information, and discuss what this means for our future. Katherine Doggrell is joined by Russell Kett, Chairman at HVS.

HVS COVID-19: Traveller and Hotel Guest Sentiment Findings Middle East

The “HVS Traveller and Hotel Guest Sentiment Survey” summarises the findings about the current confidence levels, changes in behaviour and preferences, and most importantly the decision making when selecting destinations and hotel stays in the near term. 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.

Is the German Hotel Market Poised to Be One of the Fastest in Europe to Recover from COVID-19?

COVID-19 has held the world hostage. Life and work as we know it came to a standstill in the first quarter of 2020. The hospitality industry is amongst the hardest hit. This article looks beyond the current status quo as to the reasons why we consider that the German hotel market is in pole position in the race for recovery in Europe.
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