Hotel Industry challenges during a pandemic! TSHS-0021

In this segment of Hospitality Talks, Sam-Erik Ruttmann and Abid Butt invited.industry professionals to discuss industry challenges in the current environment. Guests include Alex Cabanas – CEO Benchmark Global Hospitality, Dr. Erinn Tucker, PhD, MBA, MS, CDMP. – Faculty Director & Associate Professor Georgetown University and Michael Frenkel – President MFC Public Relations.

Here are the talking points of the episode, called, ¨ Industry challenges during a pandemic ¨

Dr. Erinn Tucker
Faculty Director & Associate Professor
Global Hospitality Leadership
Georgetown University

* • What can the students learn from this chapter?
* • How will the education evolve?
* • What questions have the students brought-up during this time?
* • How will the industry change with this pandemic?

Alex Cabanas
Chief Executive Officer
Benchmark Hospitality

* • What have Benchmark done to address the various stake holders, associates, guests & owners?
* • What can the industry learn from this episode in preparing the associates?
* • How do we balance the safety and the fiscal responsibility?
* • What can be done to prepare for the restart?
* • How will the industry change with this pandemic?

Michael Frenkel
President – MFC Public Relations

* • Communication is pivotal in emergency situations? What can the industry do to stay connected with all stake holders, associates, guests and owners?
* • What are the lessons learnt from communication perspective?
* • How can the industry gain consumer confidence moving forward?
* • How will the industry change with this pandemic?.