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Research breaks down COVID-19’s impact on hotels, travel plans

April 24, 2020


The American Hotel & Lodging Association released new data showing that 70 percent of hotel employees have been laid off or furloughed as eight in 10 hotel rooms across the nation remain empty.

As the COVID-19 crisis progresses, the impact to the travel industry is nine times worse than 9/11, with forecasted occupancy rates for 2020 hitting record lows worse than rates in 1933 during the Great Depression.

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