This walk on the wild side has filled many with dread and fear but also optimism that a return to a new normal is in our near future. Things will get better and we will adapt to the new world.
The world over is seeing a significant if not catastrophic downturn in business. As more countries go into lockdown, the whole hospitality sector is in limbo and we need to think about how we can help support your business.
Understandably guest’s travel plans will continue to be hugely disrupted over the coming weeks and months. We are working hard to support not only our existing hotel customers through an exceptionally trying time, but also the wider hospitality industry. The most critical and timely issue we are attempting to tackle is ‘how can hotels ‘keep the lights on’ and continue bringing revenue into their business?’
The UK Chancellor’s first budget today predictably focused on measures to reassure and provide financial recompense and we welcome the announcement on business rates targeted to support the hospitality sector.
As the new decade progresses, Gen Z will dominate the travel industry. According to Business Insider Intelligence, they will soon become the largest cohort of consumers. So what can we expect from Generation Z when it comes to trip planning and what will be at the forefront for them when it comes to decision making?
The hotel and hospitality sector is one of the first industries to feel the pinch when a recession hits or when significant economic events occur such as the banking crisis of 2008. During tough economic periods businesses and consumers will cut leisure and travel spending first.
We are always striving for ways to reduce room cancellations and have seen a positive trend with total cancellations down from 20% in 2018 to 17% in 2019. Our goal is to continue to tackle this challenge in 2020 and encourage our customers to adopt our 5 best practice strategies to reduce cancellations.
Set in the vibrant harbor town of Kinsale, Actons Hotel is home to almost 80 immaculate rooms and suites – many of which overlook the scenic Kinsale Harbor. Picturesque views aside, Actons Hotel is dedicated to providing genuine guest care and is often termed as a ‘home away from home’ by their many visitors.