Countries across the world have seen various levels of impact over the last seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So where exactly do Pacific countries stand now? We look at how performance has changed over the course of the pandemic.
Bouncing back to profitability is proving a Sisyphean task for U.S. hotels. The rest of the world is having a slightly easier path.
SINGAPORE—The Asia Pacific hotel industry has reported continued performance improvement from COVID-19 low points thanks to strong domestic demand and holidays, according to the performance outlook presented during HICAP 2020 by STR's Jesper Palmqvist, area director for the region.
STR's Forward STAR data shows that Australia's short-term hotel performance will remain similar to recent months with regional areas outperforming capital cities.Parallel to other countries across the world, higher occupancy in regional areas is especially pronounced on weekends, and occupancy-on-the-books data for the next 90 days (as of 5 October) shows a similar pattern.
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While many nations have lifted COVID-19-related limits on travelers, entry restrictions for international travelers in Japan remain in place. However, the Japanese government has launched a "Go to Travel" campaign to promote domestic travel and help boost local businesses.
The Asia Pacific hotel industry reported continued improved performance from previous months but at overall low levels, according to August 2020 data from STR.
Few industries have suffered more from the COVID-19 than hospitality and tourism, and China's hotel sector has many lessons to learn. In a thought-provoking exploratory study published recently, Dr Fei Hao, Dr Qu Xiao and Dean Kaye Chon of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University cast light on the fundamental impact of COVID-19 on the sector, and propose strategies for Chinese hotel firms to overcome their current difficulties and emerge ever stronger.
2019 had been one of the strongest performing years for the Indian hotel market in the past decade, uplifting hopes for even better performance in 2020. However, 2020 has been the toughest year in living memory and unfortunately looks to carry on the negative trend for the rest of the year due to the global pandemic.
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