Hospitality Highlights 6th July 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
Pubs taking part in the UK Government’s Test and Trace programme have been warned about data protection. Businesses taking part in the programme will need to collect customer data to make sure if the virus is detected; it can be traced back to the source. But pub owners have been warned they will need to brush up on their knowledge of GDPR and data protection, in general, to remain compliant. Read more about this story here.
The global travel industry is expected to ‘boom as a result of travel debts’. This refers to all the backlogged trips people had planned that needed to be postponed or cancelled as a result of COVID-19. Not only will people be keen to travel again once restrictions are lifted, but many will also have urgent and legitimate reasons to go well beyond casual tourism. These planned trips will need to be rearranged as soon as people are able; which will create the described ‘boom’. Read more here.
Japanese restaurant chain Wagamama will be trailing it’s sliding screen safety plans in the coming days. The casual dining brand has expressed its commitment to customer safety as well as social distancing by creating sliding door panels between tables. The company has also used their eastern theme to get creative as the panels will emulate traditional Japanese sliding doors. It is hoped that this will create a more authentic Japanese experience – as well as being safer for customers to avoid COVID-19. Read more here.
One in five restaurants suppliers’ jobs are at risk unless they receive more support from the Government. The hospitality industry relies on suppliers for their produce, but a survey conducted by UKHospitality Supplier Alliance has found that over 460,000 jobs could be at risk unless the Government intervenes to support suppliers more financially. Read more here.
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