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UK hospitality trade bodies outline ‘road to recovery’

Sector must use industry collaboration and government support to boost recovery, according to UKH and CGA A new report from UKHospitality and CGA has revealed the scale of impact Covid has had on the hospitality sector, and outlines what the industry can do to recover both sales and consumer confidence. According to the trade bodies, “rigorous” safety measures, industry collaboration and government support can “speed the sector along the road to recovery”. The latest Future Shock series of reports from both groups provides the “most detailed picture yet” of the…

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UKHospitality reacts to conditional plan to ease lockdown

The hospitality industry has reacted to the prime minister’s announcement last night that outlined a ‘conditional’ plan to ease lockdown with stores possibly reopening sometime in July. Last night (10 May), Boris Johnson gave a prospective outline for a series of phased reopenings if certain conditions of a new “Covid alert system” are met. The new system will be put in place in England to track the virus and will use a scale of one to five with the alert level determined primarily by the ‘R number’ and the number…

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Market research warning: hotels must prepare ‘post-lockdown’ hygiene standards

Hotels start preparing post-lockdown hygiene standards, warns GlobalData Multinational hotel groups must ensure franchisees maintain ‘regular and concise’ standards The hotel sector must prepare for “considerable changes” in hygiene and sanitation demands post-lockdown, GlobalData has warned. The data and analytics company said that all hotels must now determine a “plan of action” for deep-cleaning hotel guest rooms, meeting spaces, front desks, restaurants, fitness centers and other public areas. Good hygiene policies must be implemented across the board, such as installing hand sanitizer stations in convenient locations and ensuring the frequent…

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