Have you adapted your recovery plans to the most current data and insights of the global hospitality and travel industry?

No countries are exempted from the massive blow of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The hospitality and tourism industry across the world has suffered an unprecedented loss, even when compared with any other crisis in history. ForwardKeys reported a reduction in air travel by 50% since the outbreak took hold. Colliers International also shows that APAC saw a 42.1% drop in room occupancy in Q12020 – a performance that was last recorded during the 2009 Global Financial Crisis. The Western hemisphere also experiences a massive downturn, as STR and Lexology reported a 96% drop in occupancy rates per room available in Italy’s hotel chains, 67% in the UK and 56% in USA.  

Many studies and opinion leaders of the industry have been optimistic about the recovery, taking China’s hotel rising occupancy trend and statistics as a point of reference. As reported by STR, mainland China’s hotels reached a 31.8% daily occupancy rate on March 28, an increase from a low of 7.4% in early February. However, will the global industry’s recovery pattern look similar to China’s? Will there be differences in how each country’s hospitality and travel industry would pick up again? Will the focus on domestic travel as the primary market for the industry today transform the future landscape of the global hospitality and tourism industry?

Find out the answers to all these questions from each region’s leading expert in the hospitality and tourism industry about the current state of recovery and what the future may look like for each region.

What will be covered?

  • Different trends and insights on the current state of each region’s hospitality and tourism industry
  • The recovery patterns of the hospitality sector across APAC, U.S., Europe and the Middle East
  • The unique challenges faced by each region’s hospitality industry in the next one year
  • The impact of the new post-COVID norms on the future landscape of the global hospitality and tourism industry
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Our live webinar session will feature each keynote speaker representing the different regions in a 10-minute presentation. After their presentation, there will be a live Q&A session moderated by SensorFlow’s CEO and Co-Founder, Saikrishnan Ranganathan.


Keynote Speakers:

APAC Representative

Bernard Kee

Leading STR’s South East Asia region primarily focused on hospitality-related development, Bernard has wealth of experiences in providing partners with regional perspective to make informed planning decisions.He is an inspirational STR speaker at travel conferences and has been in airlines, hotels, online travel businesses and hospitality data – STR for over 16 years.

Europe Representative

Andrew Stothert

Andrew Stothert

With over 30 years of brand experience both on the client and agency side, Andrew brings his experience of working with complex brand structures in the leisure and hospitality sectors such as Merlin Entertainments and Greene King. As the non-Executive Director of Thwaites – pub, inns and hotel group in the UK, Andrew has extensive insights on the current trends of the travel and hospitality space.

UAE Representative

Martin Berlin
Global Real Estate Leader

Currently based in the Dubai, Martin brings over 12 years of experience working in senior strategy and operational positions at real estate development companies in the Middle East. With his experience in McKinsey & Company, he combines a consulting advisor perspective with an operational expertise that he acquired working for Procter & Gamble and Dubai Holding.

U.S. Representative

David Salcfas

With 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, David has served as an Executive Committee Member in 21 positions at 15 hotels across 5 international brands and restaurants. Progressing his career from operational front lines to the executive boardroom, David has proven to enhance employees, guest and ownership experience. He is an active board member of local organisations and works as a strategic partner to all stakeholders.

Host and Moderator:

Saikrishnan Ranganathan

Saikrishnan Ranganathan
Co-Founder & CEO

One of the youngest thought leaders in the region, Sai is recognised by the global technology industry and renowned investors on his technical and entrepreneurial expertise in transforming SensorFlow into a viable and scalable business model across different markets. Within three years, Sai has successfully built SensorFlow into an award-winning smart energy solution provider for hotels across Southeast Asia.

With an extensive background in energy management and smart home automation, Sai developed SensorFlow’s smart solution to help hotels save up to 30% in total energy bills, improve operational productivity and increase sustainability.

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