WTTC Data Shows U.S. Maintains Position as Biggest Travel & Tourism Market Despite Suffering 41% Slide in GDPUK records the biggest fall by three places among the world’s top 10 largest tourism markets in 2020 with a staggering GDP fall of 62.3%.
Welcome to the HT-NEXT 2020 Highlight Hub, where you can explore our virtual hotel conference. Here you can visit five virtual hotel environments — pre-stay, lobby, guest room, back of house/infrastructure, on property experiences/meetings — and watch audio tours, keynotes, interviews, and panel discussions and much, much more!
According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report, 68 percent of consumers are now more likely to order takeout than they were before the pandemic. In fact, 53 percent of consumers say that takeout and delivery are now an essential part of their lifestyles. The ability to meet customer demand for efficient delivery, pickup, and drive-thru has proved essential.
In our 2021 study, we surveyed hotel IT professionals who together represent more than 22,000 properties worldwide. As you might expect, this study reflects adversity — most notably, the impact of COVID-19 and flat or shrinking IT budgets — but also opportunities to embrace emerging solutions.