Of the industries hardest hit by the economic effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic, that is the hotel industry. In a tourist resort like Miami-Dade, they agree to plan once COVID-19 passes
By writing MiamiDiario
Hotels and tourism have seen their economic stability affected after the few trips and the closure of beaches. in miami beach, 75 percent of the hotel's hourly workers have been laid off, thousands in the restaurant industry as well.
“Who is going to fly from Europe, who is going to fly from the Northeast and New York. No one. In essence, we're living in a sci-fi movie, you could say," David Wallack, owner of Mango's Tropical Cafe on Ocean Drive, who is bracing himself for a tough future, told NBC Miami.
Bill Talbert, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced during a webinar with tourism industry leaders, the Miami Shines marketing campaign, similar to the one used after 11/XNUMX, which encouraged residents to Vacation in your own backyard.
Meanwhile on the website miamiandbeaches.com , there are portals for businesses to get help.
“There are many programs from which none of us are really aware And they don't get a lot of publicity. My point of view is that the more help we can give particularly to our industry, the better off we will be,” Talbert said.
The tourism industry like others eventually It will reopen in stages. “Stay-cations” can be the first step.
Dr. Michael Cheng of FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management highlighted the more than $1.4 million raised as part of a relief fund for restaurants and bars to help pay laid-off workers.
“This relief fund is for independently owned restaurant and bar owners who have laid off their employees. The intention is that the moneyor be used to pay their displaced workers,” Cheng said.
The new reality for the tourism industry will include new food policies in restaurants and new ways for guests and workers to check into hotels.
Wendy Kallergis, president and CEO of the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association, explained how it would look in hotels.
How will your first stay be? Most likely to employees upon arrival their temperature is taken, retrained in all kinds of services, while also accommodating guests in the same way," Kallergis said. “Guests will approach the glass-lined desks. Staff will escort you to the elevator that will accommodate two people. Tables of four in restaurants will seat two. Grab-and-go will become more popular."
A series of videoconference meetings will be held toto prepare hotels on how to reopen. They will closely monitor changes in government policies and work on better sanitation practices.
Next Friday, Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales is expected to reveal a framework for what a phased or phased reopening might look like.
Information of the Miami CBS Local
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