On Tuesday, 11 May, Muslims across the Middle East set their eyes to the sky in search of the crescent moon that would signal the end of Ramadan, the holy month of prayer and fasting. The moon, however, was not sighted, and the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia announced Eid al-Fitr, or the breaking of the fast and end of Ramadan, will instead fall on Thursday, 13 May.
Those who were able to save during the COVID-19 pandemic may now be considering a bucket list trip, as canceled trips and a reduced ability to travel has left bigger budgets for more once-in-a-lifetime trips. This could provide a much-needed boost to destinations that require long-haul flights, says GlobalData.
It would be easy and optimistic to suggest that the worst of the COVID-19 global pandemic is over. But infection rates are still increasing worldwide at around 700,000 per day and so the reality would indicate otherwise.
Some countries performed better than others due to clear rules and certainty for domestic and international travel – UK records the biggest fall by three places among the worlds top 10 largest tourism markets in 2020 with a staggering GDP fall of 62.3% – Average global loss for countries is 49.1%, compared to 2019 levels, due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions
Netherlands based NovoLearning and Singapore based Jugo Consultancy have joined forces to offer hospitality providers with a free digital learning platform for 2021 to aid capacity building through the Hospitality Recovery Programme.
The international association is collaborating with its HFTP India members and HFTP Dubai Chapter to assist with medical equipment needs, overseeing a time-sensitive drive through May 31
Research by Which? in April 2021 found that the average price of one PCR test was £120 (US$166) in the UK. Having to take two tests during a trip adds significant cost and this can serve as deterrent to traveling. This calls for yet more sector collaboration to reduce costs and make it more feasible for a travel restart.
When will customers have the confidence to book 12 months in advance? When will events return with notable capacities?
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon remains open with operations as usual throughout the transformation period.
First and foremost, you must look at your employment strategy the same as you would look at your marketing strategy. Youre selling the opportunity to work for your property by highlighting the benefits, overcoming the objections, creating affinity for your brand, and building a system that makes it easy to do business (or get employed).