Industry Update
Press Release 6 April 2020

Horwath HTL Sentiment Survey: Philippines Hotels & Resorts And The Impact Of COVID-19

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This sentiment survey was conducted by Horwath HTL Singapore, in conjunction with Tajara Hospitality to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hotels and resorts across the Philippines. The survey received 72 responses (49 hotels and 23 resorts), representing 11,032 rooms.

Key Takeaways:

  • 50% of respondents believe the impact will be felt for more than 4 months and 71% felt it's 'much worse' than any previous health scares
  • Total revenue performance for 1H2020 is expected to be down 50% or more (45% of respondents)
  • Total revenue performance for FY2020 is expected to be down 50% or more (38% of respondents)
  • Domestic market segments are expected to bounce back positively whilst there is heightened concern for foreign demand that may never fully recover
  • All respondents have implemented contingency plans from both cost and revenue perspectives
  • Government assistance sought (top 3): subsidies (37%), tax reduction (28%), marketing by DOT (18%)

About Horwath HTL

Horwath HTL is the world"s largest hospitality consulting brand with 45 offices across the world providing expert local knowledge. Since 1915 we have been providing impartial, specialist advice to our clients and are recognized as the founders of the Uniform System of Accounts which subsequently has become the industry standard for hospitality accounting. We focus one hundred percent on hotels, tourism and leisure consulting and have successfully completed over 16,000 projects.  If you have any questions, please contact James Chappell, Global Business Director at [email protected].

Stephanie Henley
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