ROOMDEX · 20 May
We are now in the midst of a pandemic, the likes of which few alive today have ever experienced. COVID-19 has spread to every corner of the globe, causing health care and economic devastation. The hospitality ecosystem has been particularly hobbled, with hotels being one of the hardest-hitsectors. Due to travel and social distancing restrictions, the movement of people has come to a standstill in much of the world as countries close their borders to visitors. A recent Pew study found that by April, over 90% of the world's population - a staggering 7.1 billion people - lived in countrieswith some measure of restriction for arriving travelers, with roughly 3 billion people living in countries with borders completely closed to non-citizens and non-residents.