Economic Impacts of The Covid-19 Pandemic on The Hotel Business In Zimbabwe..

Abstract:

It is evident from literature that the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world economies

to its ‘knees’. No industry has gone untouched by the effects of this pandemic. Globally there has been

an adverse impact on travel which is backbone of the hotel industry. This study focuses on exploring

the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on Zimbabwean hotel sector. The objectives of the

study focused on investigating the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on hotel occupancy and revenue and

proposing strategies that can be implemented for recovery post the pandemic. The study adopted a

mixed method approach, semi-structured questionnaires were used to gather data from 29 (3-5 star)

hotel management across the various major tourism cities in Zimbabwe. Findings reveal that the Covid19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on hotel occupancy and revenue. Occupancy and revenue

have dropped. Strategies have been employed by hotel to cope with the adverse impact of reduced

occupancy and revenue, these include working with minimal staff to avoid increases exposure, closing

other parts of the hotel to reduce operational cost and operating on take out bases. It can be concluded

that hotels in Zimbabwe are unprepared for pandemics like Covid-19. It is therefore recommended

that disaster management plans relating to pandemics be developed and implemented by hotels.

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APA

N, N (2024). Economic Impacts of The Covid-19 Pandemic on The Hotel Business In Zimbabwe... Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-hotel-business-in-zimbabwe

MLA 8th

N, Ncube "Economic Impacts of The Covid-19 Pandemic on The Hotel Business In Zimbabwe.." Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-hotel-business-in-zimbabwe. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

MLA7

N, Ncube . "Economic Impacts of The Covid-19 Pandemic on The Hotel Business In Zimbabwe..". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-hotel-business-in-zimbabwe >.

Chicago

N, Ncube . "Economic Impacts of The Covid-19 Pandemic on The Hotel Business In Zimbabwe.." Afribary (2024). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-hotel-business-in-zimbabwe