China News Service, August 4th. According to the WeChat public account of Italy's "New European Overseas Chinese News", due to the impact of the epidemic, Europe's bustling tourist resorts in the summer and summer vacations are now a bit deserted. With the suspension of flights, the closure of hotels, the cancellation of activities, the closing of shopping malls, and the lack of tourists, the EU expects the tourism industry to lose more than 70% this year. Given that the epidemic has not clearly improved, the tourism industry in most countries will be dominated by domestic tourists.
The World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) released a report saying that before the emergence of vaccines that can be used on a large scale, the tourism and catering industries will usher in a certain “new normal”, including wearing masks on transportation and entering public spaces in confined spaces. Places need to conduct temperature checks, maintain social distancing, replace cash with non-contact payment methods, and adopt strict hygiene measures.
In the post-epidemic period, the catering industry ushered in a new trend of development
The epidemic has shifted Europeans’ catering consumption habits from offline to online. Most restaurants survived the epidemic by relying on takeaway packaged revenue; the post-epidemic era accelerated the development of “cloud kitchens”.
In addition, overseas Chinese catering have also innovated and changed to break the predicament. For example, sushi restaurants and Italian bars have cross-border cooperation, and mixed and matched to create a "win-win". It is an effective exploration of diversified catering models and increased revenue channels after the epidemic.
Cost efficiency issues deserve attention
The emergence of "shared employees" during the epidemic has provided new ideas for exploring new models of detrimental cooperation, and has also eased the cost pressure of catering companies to a certain extent.
However, what behind this shows is the efficiency and cost of the restaurant enterprises. From the perspective of the catering industry and the company itself, catering companies should optimize the restaurant structure and solve the problems of corporate human efficiency and cost through digitalization and intelligence, in order to respond to various emergencies more quickly and effectively, and for the subsequent development of catering companies Provide new ideas for solving problems.
Strictly trace the source of food to create a "restaurant restaurant"
The epidemic has strengthened the current general health trend in the catering industry. Most consumers said that in the post-epidemic period, they pay more attention to food safety and hygiene in restaurants. Safety and hygiene have become the primary criteria for consumers to choose restaurants.
Ensure the safety of cash flow and reduce business risks
For catering companies, the safety of cash flow is the foundation of survival. Under the impact of the epidemic, many catering companies adopt conservative financial strategies to reduce all costs while trying to gather funds. Such as introducing investment and financing, increasing operating income, closing unprofitable stores, postponing plans to open new stores, etc., to maintain the company's stable cash flow and reduce operating risks.
The sudden epidemic has forced catering companies to seek out the huge development potential behind the crisis. Catering will eventually return to the level of daily operations. After the epidemic, consumers will pay more attention to food safety and hygiene issues, food ingredients can be traced, cash flow guaranteed, and innovation Diversified business methods will also become the focus of survival and competition in the new round of catering companies.
The catering industry will also develop in the direction of more standardization, standardization, and upgrading of anti-risk capabilities. And we must also firmly believe that the industry’s confidence is still under the haze, and the catering industry, which is struggling in the winter of the epidemic, will finally usher in the spring of hope.