News and Developments | Hospitality Industry

  • Since 1 March 2020, hotel occupancy in Germany has decreased by more than 36% compared to the previous year: This is shown by the analyses of the market research companies STR and Fairmas. They show that in addition to air transport, logistics, trade fair organizers, tourism service providers, cultural institutions and domestic industry, the hotel industry in particular is struggling with dramatic declines in sales.
  • Mozambique Airlines will reduce the number of flights due to Covid-19, the company announced on Wednesday in a press release. The company adds that it is open to making changes to ticket dates for customers who miss flights in connection with medical procedures related to Covid-19.
  • A study by Cytonn Research shows Nairobi is the most favoured investment destination for hostels due to high student population that prefers Parklands. However, it notes Kenya could host more than 30,000 international students if it built well-located, high quality and affordable accommodation.
  • Mozambicans and foreigners who visit Pemba and stay in any tourist establishment in the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado are subject, from next April, to payment of a tax imposed by the Municipal Council of the city.
  • Major U.S. airlines sought a government bailout of more than $50 billion (41 billion pounds) as the White House is urgently drafting a financial assistance package in the wake of the steep falloff in U.S. travel demand sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Restaurant, pub and bar operators have said the government risks triggering hundreds of thousands of job losses and thousands of closures across Britain unless it provides urgent financial support to the catering industry after Boris Johnson advised the public to stay away from them under new coronavirus restrictions.