This Is What Hotel Stays Will Be Like Post-COVID-19

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There are many questions about the future of the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes hotel stays, which, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, still sees four out of five hotel rooms in the US unoccupied. And that’s just one region! But, all is not lost. There’s hope that as vaccines continue to roll out and vaccine passports are underway, travel won’t be a dream of the past for too much longer. 

That said, safety and hygiene play increasingly important roles in hotel management in the new normal. And this will change – or even improve – the quality of hotel stays in years to come. Of course, SOPs will vary from country to country or property to property, but here’s a breakdown of what you can expect when checking into a hotel or resort in a post-pandemic world according to Ard na Sidhe, a country house hotel in Ireland.

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Tengku Zai
Going by the nickname Kuzai, the Kelantan native has spent 15 years in the wonderful world of publishing, formerly managing the beauty sections of glossies including ELLE and Harper’s BAZAAR. Now, Kuzai is the Editor of Zafigo. The wannabe runner is also mom to a feisty toddler, suffers from constant wanderlust, and really just works to eat, travel, and shop.