How COVID-19 could impact hospitality design: The distributed restaurant
No industry has been as badly impacted by the current pandemic as the hospitality industry. Sales at restaurants in the US are expected to decline by over € 207 billion during the next three months according to the National Restaurant Association. Venues in London are already reporting a 47 per cent drop in year-on-year footfall. If the situation persists into the summer, the World Travel and Tourism Council projects a global loss of 75 million jobs and over €1.9 trillion in revenue. The question now is, what comes next - what can be done to convince consumers to book again and how to better prepare brands for similar events in the future.