Latest News and Updates | Hospitality Sector

  • The Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotela said an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 has been conducted which has revealed that about SD 400 million may be lost in both service and non-service sub-sectors in the sector. He said the loss was due to the cancellation of travels as well as the closure of hotels.
  • This month, major brands, associations and destinations announced Hotel Cleaning Standards focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19. These initiatives seek to change hotel industry norms, behaviors and standards to ensure both hotel guests and employees are confident in the cleanliness and safety of hotels once travel resumes.
  • The First Signs Of Optimism Emerge In Latest GBTA Study. Over the past several months the world watched the global business travel industry come to a halt but according to new research issued today by the Global Business Travel Association, there are signs of optimism and recovery on the horizon.
  • World Tourism Organization Underscores Tourism’s Importance For COVID-19 Recovery In-Audience With The King Of Spain. The Spanish Head of State was briefed on the global response being led by the UNWTO at the audience, which acknowledged the importance of the tourism sector for economic and social recovery in the face of the pandemic.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found. This represents the most severe restriction on international travel in history and no country has so far lifted restrictions introduced in response to the crisis.
  • Following its reopening on March 1, 2020, Four Seasons Hotel Doha has unveiled the details of its complete interior design overhaul, courtesy of award-winning and world-renowned interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR).
  • Hospitality School 2020 Graduates Confront an Evaporated Hotel Jobs Market.