The Caribbeans Travel & Tourism sector is recovering at a faster rate than any other region in the world, with its contribution to GDP expected to rise more than 47% this year, compared to just 30.7% globally, reveals new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Sectors contribution to GDP and jobs are set to reach pre-pandemic levels by end of 2022
Consumers new expectations for hospitality cleaning are evolving rapidly. As recently as 18 months ago, catching a glimpse of housekeepers or cleaning staff during a hotel stay or dinner out was considered by many to be an inconvenience or eyesore. That was then. This is now. Hospitality patrons are paying attention to the cleanliness of the establishments they dare to enter.
UK closest to global benchmark since March
Weekly Hotel Industry News Roundup from Asia Pacific from HVS
The idea of luxury has evolved and what used to be all about owning property or top brand goods is now about experiencing a product or service. The neoluxury traveler has emerged in recent years and some say they are taking democratization of luxury to the next step.
Canadian and Mexican Borders Slated To Welcome Travelers on Nov. 8
HVS was joined by 60 delegates in person and at least another 300 online for the latest in their series of webinars on the preparation for the industry as it emerges into the post-pandemic world.
Much like the 2021 hotel request – for – proposals cycle, this year's negotiation season differs greatly from pre – pandemic ones. Many hotel companies have offered to roll over 2020 rates for a second year, and some buyers – though seemingly not as many as last year – are taking them up on it, with 2021 volume only nominally higher than 2020, and recovery still nascent.
The top post-pandemic travel trends, according to those in the know