• 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. 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.