Who is counting down to travelling again?
Hopefully, you’ve been adhering to government guidelines like the rest of us with the belief that our sacrifice is for the greater good of all.
Staying stuck at home, though, has only caused me to watch more TV and movies which in turn have made me long for adventure.
Smart companies will look beyond potential cost savings and base their decision on how to best invest in their most important asset…their employees.
I’m often asked what I believe will be the impact of the work from home transition on office occupancy.
I think it’s a matter of planning and investing where the money will be best served.
When an economy starts slipping people may still be going out to eat or shopping but the first luxury they cut is travelling.
And one of the industries that feels that impact most closely are hotels.
With a lot of news focussing on airlines, hotels appeared to be largely left out of federal aid until later stages of the pandemic.
With new national air travel quarantines coming into effect Feb. 22, will this act as a Band-Aid for struggling hotels?
Despite patting ourselves on the back for flattening the curve in Saskatchewan, we flatlanders are not out of the woods yet.
In the anticipated build up to employees returning to their traditional workspaces, stringent protocols will be in place for office users in particular.
A return to our previous normal practice seems a long time away and some speculators predict the Covid-19 pandemic will change office interaction permanently.