The city of Milan features an impressive number of hotels. From the budget facilities to the luxurious international five star hotels. In full compliance with the rules and regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic, many hotels in the city have already resumed their operations.
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The tourism industry depends on the many talents of its professionals but it also needs to rely on international arrivals, domestic business is not enough to keep afloat hotels, travel agents, tourist guides, meeting & wedding planners and many other professional of this relevant industry.
Even if it is kind of early to clearly judge the spread of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, it seems that the softening of the extreme measures adopted so far has not caused any major peak in the epidemic curve. Phase three of the lockdown starts on the 18th of May
Walking the pavements along the most trafficked areas of the city could be almost impossible given the new one-meter-apart rule which has been recently proved to be effective. For this reason the mayor of Milan Giuseppe "Beppe" Sala has had approved by the municipal council a plan to add some spaces to be used as extra walking areas and bike lanes along the main arterial roads of the city, such as Corso Buenos Aires.
Convention centres all over the world are now being turned into temporary hospitals to respond to the coronavirus emergency and the shortage of beds in ICUs.
Giorgio Armani has made a decision to help his country amid the coronavirus outbreak. All of his factories are about to be turned into scrubs manufacturing facilities. This decision follows the huge donation of money to some of the Italian hospitals coping with this critical situation.
The world has changed suddenly and what awaits us when the crisis is over will be a new world. We will not return to normal, we are moving towards a new normal. The fear of contagion, even when the crisis seems to have subsided, will greatly influence consumer choices. Domestic tourism will be favored, attention to hygiene and health of people must necessarily be part of the strategic promotion plan for hotels, as it was safety for airlines after the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York .
The cancellation of the MET Gala turns once again the spotlight on the huge economic impact that meetings and events have. There are plenty of suppliers which are going to suffer major financial losses due to this decision.