Hospitality industry still far below pre-crisis levels

Released on 20.09. 2021

  • A service person walks past guests in the outdoor area of ​​a restaurant. Photo: Christoph Schmidt

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The situation in the hospitality industry continued to improve in the summer, with a significant increase in sales compared to last year. The industry has not yet overcome the pandemic. 2021

Wiesbaden (dpa) – The hospitality industry in Germany has by far not made up for the setbacks of the pandemic despite another jump in sales in July.

Although innkeepers and hoteliers booked in July 2021 both price-adjusted (plus 20, 8 percent) as well as nominal (plus 20, 3 percent) more revenue than in June of the current year, as calculated by the Federal Statistical Office. Even compared to July 28, according to the Wiesbaden authority on Monday, there was an increase in sales of real 3, 5 percent or a nominal 3.8 percent.

Over the year as a whole, however, the industry is still lagging significantly behind: From January to and including July 2021 sales were price-adjusted (real) by 28, 7 percent below the level of the first seven months 2020, nominally the minus is 26, 4 percent.

This is mainly due to the fact that at the beginning of the year 2020 before the outbreak of the corona pandemic in Germany hotels and restaurants were still open without restriction for almost three months. In July 2021 sales in the catering and accommodation sector were still around 23, 5 percent below the level of February 2020, the month before Outbreak of the pandemic in Germany.

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