Several hotel chains are preparing for new closures

Hotel roomsIllustration:Hotel rooms

Bookings for courses, conferences, and hotel rooms for the autumn are at an all-time low. Several hotel chains are planning to close again.

– “Unfortunately, we have to consider shutting down hotels again. Because it looks really gloomy now,” says the top manager of Thon Hotels, Morten Thorvaldsen, to Dagens Næringsliv.

– “Companies and organizations do not dare to gather their people. They are afraid of Coronavirus infection. It looks really gloomy,” he says. This is especially true in Oslo.

The hotel chain Scandic announced on Wednesday that occupancy in September is expected to an average of 30-35 percent. That is about a halving of what is normal. The hotel chain warns that a further reduction in personnel costs will be implemented in Norway and Denmark.

Figures from the company Benchmarking Alliance, which collects figures from most of the hotels, show that it can lead to a halving of the space in Bergen in the last four months of the year. The figures for Oslo are even worse.

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