The silent death of hospitality and the withdrawal of staff
With many restaurants no longer open and the hotels that remain closed, more and more staff from the catering industry are moving to other industries.
“As early as the summer of 2020 it became apparent that many employees in the hotel industry were considering leaving the industry. Now we see that many have taken this step. According to DEHOGA boss Ingrid Hartges, the industry had lost 130,000 employees subject to social security contributions by February 2021 alone, a decrease of twelve percent. The number of trainees has also decreased by 25%, according to Hartges. It is clear that this will not leave the hotel industry untouched. "
Tageskarte.io July 20, 2021
Not many bankruptcies?
Again and again you read now that there are not as many bankruptcies as expected. This is eyewash by politicians who are interested in nothing more than re-election in order not to have to leave politics which feeds them so well. Many companies have not opened at all in order not to become insolvent. Many bankruptcies will still occur until 2022 from companies that are still trying to survive.
“Gastronomy is dying slowly and quietly,” said von Bülow. “A lot of owners do not file for bankruptcy. They are quietly closing their restaurant because they don't want to go into debt any more. ”Bülow (Blockhouse Restaurants) believes that another lockdown would trigger mass death in the catering industry.
Author: Stephan Busch, for many years Academic Director at the State University for the Humanities Moscow RGGU, Faculty of Tourism & Hospitality and the Swiss International University earned his Master Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, USA. He has a diverse experience in launching operations, business development and service training- for hotel and cruise companies in Asia, Europe, Canada and Russia.