Flexibility is once again the name of the game for meeting planners in 2021. In 2020, most planners’ clients postponed or canceled conferences, while others decided to go virtual instead of meeting in person. This time around, it’s somewhat safer to meet due to COVID-19 vaccines, but outbreaks are still occurring in Virginia because of
Related: Despite pandemic, hotels press forward Meeting planners roll with the punches
Despite pandemic and staff shortage, hotels press forward
It’s no secret that the hospitality industry is hurting from the ongoing pandemic. Although widespread shutdowns are in the past, hotel executives are now challenged by the sector’s labor shortage and the slow recovery of business travel. In July, hotel revenues were down 3% compared with the same month in 2019, according to data from
Welcome to the second issue of Virginia Meetings. Below you’ll find content about how hotels have reopened with caution during the pandemic and how virtual conferences have become the new norm for meeting planners. Also included is a list of Virginia’s largest conference hotels. Checking in: Hotels reopen with caution following economic downfall Rising to
Subscribe to Virginia Business. Get our daily e-newsletter.