Texas hospitality industry is struggling to recover from Covid to a point where hotels are begging for federal funding


The hospitality industry in Texas has been struggling to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic hit, to a point where hotels are begging for federal assistance.

A hotel stock image.Thgusstavo Santana / Pexels

The hospitality and tourism industry across Texas has been badly affected by the pandemic, leading to forcing hotels to require federal funding.

Without a doubt, this industry has been the worst hit, and efforts to rebuild were not successful due to the different waves of Covid-19 the nation continues to experience.

According to a report from the Austin Business Journal, the industry is projected to lose billions of dollars in Texas.

This year will be ending in approximately nine weeks, and the report says at least $4 billion in massive losses if they do not get any assistance.

The loss is also said to affect states such as Florida, California and New York. But California and New York not as much as the other two.

What is even making situations hard for the hotel business, they are waiting for Congress to sort of "approve", or make them aware of how much they are going to be assisted with.

This has not been experienced that much by the restaurant businesses, as they have been working on recouping some of the damage that has been done.

One of the most fundamental things to note is that fixing the tourism industry relies on mandatory coronavirus vaccinations.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, on the other hand, has instituted a nationwide ban on Covid-19 vaccine mandates across the state.

This makes it hard for the industry to best market its tourism as one that takes Covid-19 health protocols seriously, thus allowing visitors to trust in the state's safety while travelling.

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