Coronavirus Overview2021-04-07T09:34:47+01:00

The magnitude at which the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread is unprecedented, with the number of confirmed cases rising rapidly each day. It’s impact is far reaching and has – understandably – caused wide-scale panic amongst businesses and the general public.

The hospitality industry has already seen mass cancellations across rooms, events and conferences. This is certainly a worrying time for hoteliers, with many closing their doors in a bid to prevent further spread of the virus. 

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What impact has Coronavirus (COVID-19) had on:

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What strategies can hoteliers implement?

  • Upskill at our Hotel Digital Academy 

    In an effort to give back to the industry and to help Hospitality Individuals to upskill, Avvio are launching a Hotel Digital Academy. The Academy will cover an introduction to digital marketing tailored specifically to the Hospitality Industry, through self learning modules, a range of webinars and guides supported by the Avvio Digital team. This is open to everyone across the Hospitality Industry and our Digital experts will be on hand to guide you through webinars on topics that are most relevant to the industry.

  • Avail of our Guest Retention Voucher Feature

    Avvio created a new Guest Retention Feature to help ease the burden of unprecedented levels of cancellations, by incentivising guests who want to cancel a booking to purchase a voucher at a discounted rate, for a returning visit in the future. The guest retention voucher has been specially developed to support hotels to tailor exclusive incentives to cancelling guests in order to support e-commerce during the global downturn in travel.

    If you are a hotel interested in availing of this new feature please click here. The voucher module can also be adopted and implemented by non-Avvio customers. Please contact hello@avvio.com for further information.

  • Sign-up to our Hotel Gift Card Store

    The Hotel Gift Card Store is an e-commerce platform that supports hotels by driving demand for their gift vouchers. This centralized online store enables consumers to support both local and international businesses by purchasing gift vouchers that can be used at a later date. This platform is available to any hotel and is not limited to Avvio customers.

    Signing up to avail of this functionality in no way requires you to commit to the use of the Avvio Booking Engine / Digital Services or Website Design. If you are a hotel interested in availing of this new feature please click here or contact sales@avvio.com

Coverage from trusted sources

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) website states:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.


Confirmed Coronavirus cases:

Global: 9,717,053

UK: 307,980

IRL: 25,405

USA: 2,504,676

(as of 26/06/2020) / Worldometers.info