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Research - MAY 22, 2020

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Australian hotels to invest in new hygiene standards

by Andrea Zander

The Australian hotel sector is in a dire situation, according to 80 percent of survey participants (that are currently operating) in the Second Australian Hotel Sentiment Survey, conducted by Horwath HTL.

Other findings include:

50 percent of participants state their current staffing levels are only 0 percent to 25 percent of pre-COVID levels, with a further 20 percent at 26 percent to 50 percent of pre-COVID levels. Of the participating properties that classified themselves as being partially operational, on average only 27 percent of rooms are available for sale. This percentage varies by location type, with regional properties having on average 40 percent of inventory available for sale, capital city properties 26 percent and leisure properties the lowest at only 18 percent rooms operational. Investment into new hygiene standards is a clear focus of lodging providers, with 74 percent of properties identifying this as a top-three init
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