Cloud-based software company Cloudbeds has released the results of a sentiment survey of hoteliers’ thoughts on the COVID-19 pemic, reopening plans, more with responses from more than 1,000 independent owners operators across 65 countries.
The survey incorporated everything from the timing of restriction liftings to dem channels. The majority of respondents, 64 percent, said they expected to be open by late August, indicating that the upcoming summer months could be saved serve as the launchpad toward a long-term full recovery for independent lodging properties. The survey indicated that 32 percent of the properties that responded currently are fully open.
Anticipating the next 12 months, compared to pre-COVID-19, the responses are consistent with emerging dem data growing optimism that the industry will continue on the path to returning to 2019 levels over the next 18 months.
- 43 percent expected to have more local travelers visiting their properties than in the previous year 22 percent expected to have about the same
- 35 percent expected to have fewer local travelers visiting their properties than in the previous year
- Regarding guests from international destinations, the vast