Hospitality Highlights 29th May 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
Burger King hands out oversized crowns in an effort to encourage social distancing in Germany. The fast-food chain recently reopened many of its branches across Germany in throughout May but has continued to take social distancing very seriously to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The crowns are similar to the usual paper crowns the restaurant’s hand out, although these ones are 2 metres in diameter. The preposterous size is a deliberate measure to remind customers to be mindful of social distancing while having fun at the same time. For the full story click here.
A gold-coated hotel is being created in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel is located on the bank of the Giang Vo Lake in the Ba Dinh district of Hanoi. The hotel plans have been in place for some time, but so far only one gold plated wall has been completed. It does, however, offer a tantalising glimpse of what the final result will be. The Hanoi Golden Lake will be the world’s first fully golden plated hotel once construction is finished. Read more here.
The mayor of Amsterdam urges caution to the city over the return of tourism. Despite Amsterdam suffering heavily due to coronavirus in its hospitality and tourism trade, the mayor has urged the residents of the city to be “extremely cautious” when opening up different parts of the city. While tourism will benefit the city’s economy and help it recover, too much too soon could lead to further casualties and more harm in the long term. Read more here.
UK Hospitality has told the Scottish Government that recent changes to business support is not enough. While further support was welcomed in order to help businesses and individuals in Scotland recover from the effects of coronavirus, it doesn’t go far enough in making up for the damage caused. Stating that even more financial support is needed. Read more here.
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