COVID-19 Resources

80 Days – The facts about COVID-19 & the hotel industry

In the first of a series of reports, 80 Days cut through the noise to present the facts about COVID-19 and it’s impact upon the hospitality industry.

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How to manage crisis communications

The importance of being prepared in a crisis cannot be underestimated, whether you are a venue, hotel or destination.

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CGA Business Confidence Survey

The number of hospitality venues in the UK looks set to fall sharply, with just over one third of operators (35%) believing they will eventually reopen all of their sites for trading.

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VisitBritain: latest information and advice for businesses

Please find below the latest tourism-related news and information for UK tourism businesses on the outbreak of COVID-19, including links to useful information and advice.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Destination Management Resilience Scheme

A £1.3 million scheme has been announced by the Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston MP, which will provide financial support to Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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STR: Preliminary April data for London hotels

Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, April was London’s worst hotel performance month on record, according to preliminary data from STR.

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Coronavirus bill: summary of impacts

A summary of impacts relating to clauses within the coronavirus bill.

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mia: Social Distancing Survey

Following an urgent request on 28 April 2020 to provide information to DCMS, a survey was prepared to ask mia members to consider the effects of social distancing on their businesses.

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Coronavirus advice hub for hospitality operators and employees

The Caterer has launched an advice hub to help hospitality operators and employees during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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COVID-19: support for businesses

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

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GOV UK: Business Secretary’s statement – 17 May

Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 17 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Northstar Meeting Group Pulse Survey – 16 May

The latest Pulse Survey from Northstar Meeting Group has unveiled the changing expectations of meeting planners.

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Businesses need funds NOW to survive, says Meetings Industry Association

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding businesses get immediate access to funds to avoid a staffing and economic crisis across the sector.

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Top Tips for Venues to Successfully Communicate during the Coronavirus Crisis

We have pulled together some of our top tips especially for the Events industry to assist with some communications priorities.

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Articulating empathy in uncertain times

As an industry, ‘disruption’ has permeated our vocabulary over the past few years, but never has this word carried more prominence than right now.

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mia COVID-19: Recent Industry Findings

As the principal association for the meetings and events industry, The mia have been engaging with its members to find out more about how COVID-19 may be having an impact upon organisations.

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Clarity Amidst The Chaos

The speed at which Coronavirus has taken grip across the world is nothing but shocking. During these wild times, clarity is so important to keep stakeholders feeling safe and informed.

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Business Interruption Guidance for Hotels and Venues

We have developed guidance and ideas for hotels and venues to implement during this period of business interruption.

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Majority of marketers delaying campaigns as coronavirus fears escalate

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to cause global uncertainty, UK marketers are delaying campaigns, reviewing budgets and pausing product launches.

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Government Grant Funding Schemes

Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund Guidance.

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Chancellor outlines new coronavirus support measures for the self-employed

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the next economic steps to help the self employed – 26 March.

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Coronavirus and Mental Health

Hospitality Action has produced a new help sheet on Coronavirus and Mental Health which includes advice on safeguarding mental wellbeing during this difficult time as well as a list of trusted resources to help ensure your teams are signposted to accurate and timely information.

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Extraordinary Matters: mia Launches Contract Guidance

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has launched guidance to the sector to assist contract negotiations and to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on trade.

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Latest information for the hospitality industry

Coronavirus advice for the hospitality industry.

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Latest information and advice

Find out the number of cases and risk level in the UK, what to do if you’re a returning traveller, and what the government is doing about the virus.

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