Between solidarity and reflections on the post-crisis period, initiatives continue to grow, highlighting the dynamism of the tourism sector, which is still struggling even on its last legs.
Save Your Hotel, an initiative relayed by Kevin Machefert Director of Sales, Marketing and IT, Machefert Group in the columns of Le Parisien. A focus on local customers, with rates positioned at lower levels in order to fill up and gradually resume optimal occupancy conditions.
Coronavirus Emergency Desk Accor (CEDA) is the platform set up by the Accor group to bring together owners, operators and people with housing needs. A means of optimizing solidarity.
The Akéna Hotels & FastHotel groups, for their part, offer 500 overnight stays to medical staff, spread among 1,900 rooms covering the whole of France.
The Louvre Hotels are also involved with, for instance for Kyriad Laon, the preparation of breakfast for the healthcare staff.
Another initiative, www.jaimemonresto.fr launched by Logis in connection with a food industry brand that enables closed but able to cook restaurants to offer fresh and balanced cuisine to staff who face the virus on a daily basis. True to Logis' policy since the beginning of the crisis, this initiative is free and without commission for restaurateurs who would like to participate.
Less glaring is the upsurge in vandalism and theft in hotel properties closed during the lockdown.