Thanks to the millions of loving, kind and selfless individuals who are the heart and soul of the hospitality industry. While this season of COVID-19 has treated so many of you so very harshly, as a group you have stepped up and made lemonade out of lemons.
Thank YOU for choosing to bring your best every day! Rest in the assurance of knowing that mankind has endured difficult times in the past but regardless of the severity, we as a species in time recover -- not just returning to the old normal, but continuing to grow and move forward, embracing a new and better season in due time.
Believe and give thanks that those days are coming!
Recently the #WDYS4 marketing team shared a Forbes article with me about the hotel industry's sustainability (or lack thereof) during the current coronavirus crisis without government funding, suggesting that I write a blog responding to the issues raised.
The hospitality industry employs millions. Imagine if we spoke as one voice. The auto industry employs far fewer people, yet their voices have influenced governmental policy very effectively for years. If they can be “bailed out”, why not us?
Behind everyone employed it the industry is a family or a community that is impacted by the jobs potentially lost without government intervention. They deserve someone to speak for them.
This is a low risk ask. A letter or email to our local government officials can influence the right decision makers.
As leaders we need to share this need and information with our employees so they learn to embrace the power of the industry speaking as one voice.
So now with my eyes and mind wide open, I am believing leaders in hospitality can make a difference in the government’s decision to support the needs of our millions of employees and their families. I hope you will join me and choose to stand up and make a difference!