The category of temporary shelters registers an average closure of five hotels accommodation per year and a drop in clients of 30%. Discouragement grows in the sector.
The difficult economic situation that the country is going through affects all sectors equally and hotel accommodation is no exception. Currently, it averages five closings per year, representing a 30% loss of customers.
On average, five hotel accommodation close each year
In this regard, from the Hotel Accommodation Association per hour, they explained that “closings are sharpening, because the situation is more extreme. We cannot grow, we contract more and more, today we are in a state of survival. We have a rate delay of 40%, but we cannot raise prices, because consumption does not allow it. ”
Likewise in dialogue with the BAE media, explained that in reality there are no more closings because it is not easy either. While acknowledging that there are many accommodation hotels that are going through difficult times, he noted that “it is not easy to close, due to the high costs. Only those that are well located and have a real estate outlet can close . ”
In addition, Capelo declared that ” all categories are equally affected, but those targeting the middle class are the most affected . ” “We offer promotions, but if people do not have money to spend or spend on recreation, it is difficult to convince them. To make matters worse, we have less and less marketing budgets, “he added.
In this sense, the higher category hotels began offering up grade to improve the room and free dinners at some times, but there is no sign that there is a revival , especially in those that target the middle class.
Currently, there are around 600 lodging hotel accommodation in the country, of which 350 are in the suburbs and 140 in the City of Buenos Aires; the rest are in the interior of the country . The sector employs 9,000 people directly and each closure represents the loss of 15 direct jobs and indirect jobs must be multiplied by five.