The corona pandemic had hit her hard. They are now looking to the future with hope – despite a number of challenges.
According to an industry survey, hoteliers and restaurateurs are increasingly positive about the coming months. This was announced by the hotel and restaurant association Dehoga on Thursday in Berlin.
A third of those surveyed stated that they expect the business situation to improve – a month earlier said only 23 percent. 20 percent of the companies expect a worse business situation (previous month 28 percent).
“More and more companies in the hospitality industry are optimistic after years of dry spells,” said Dehoga President Guido Zöllick, according to the announcement. “The proportion of pessimists is decreasing.” It is gratifying that after the upward trend in the holiday hotel industry in 2022, business travel and city tourism are now also picking up.
The sticking points
According to Dehoga, the companies named rising energy costs (80.1 percent), higher food prices (77.4 percent) and increasing bureaucracy (66.2 percent) as the greatest challenges. “It is now the task of politics not to burden the companies with ever new requirements and regulations, but to support the recovery process in the long term,” said Zöllick.
In addition to reducing bureaucracy, he named more flexibility in working hours and a permanently reduced VAT rate for meals in restaurants as key industry concerns.