• A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     
  • A Message of Hope in Hospitality

     
    POSTED April 3, 2020
     

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs on top with sweatpants on the bottom became work-friendly outfits, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.