According to the Dehoga survey, 43.2 percent of businesses report good to very good Easter business.
Following the elimination of Corona requirements, demand in the hospitality industry is picking up significantly.
According to a survey by Dehoga Bundesverband, 43.2 percent of
establishments report good to very good Easter business
, but rising energy costs are increasingly weighing on hoteliers and restaurateurs. Sales in April were still 17 percent below the pre-crisis level in April 2019, but the loss was much more serious in the previous month of March, with a drop of 27.5 percent compared to March 2019. So things are clearly on the up
. This is particularly true of private demand.
The positive trend is also evidenced by Easter business, which was pleasing in large parts of the industry. 43.2 percent of entrepreneurs rate it as good to very good
, and 33.2 percent are satisfied. "Confidence is growing in the hospitality industry," says Dehoga President Guido Zöllick. "The removal of the Corona measures is creating a mood of optimism among hosts
and guests alike. People are looking forward to being able to go out and travel freely again.
Corporate business will pick up again
In contrast to the upswing in private meetings and tourist overnight stays, business demand still lags behind. With regard to private bookings, 21.6 percent of entrepreneurs say these are currently still doing poorly to very poorly. In the business range
however it is with 46,4 per cent more than twice as many and thus nearly each second.
Zöllick is nevertheless cautiously optimistic
: "Against the background of the further decline in Corona figures, we assume that corporate business will also pick up again." Important signals, he says, are the major trade fairs that are taking place again throughout Germany and are also bringing international guests
back to the cities
However, entrepreneurs are concerned
about the massive price increases
and growing uncertainties. Businesses cite skyrocketing energy costs (89.4%), followed by rising food prices
(86.8%) and personnel costs (64.9%) as the biggest challenges. "There is no end in sight to the price spiral," Zöllick said, warning, " Ensuring
reliable and affordable energy supplies
is urgently needed for the planning security of our crisis-ridden industry."
the hospitality industry harder than almost any other major industry, says Zöllick. He therefore reiterates the association's call for the reduced VAT rate
for food in restaurants to be removed for an indefinite period. "Maintaining the 7 percent VAT on food is crucial to the competitiveness and future security of our industry
From April 30 to May 4, 3,400 hospitality businesses from all over Germany took part in the Dehoga Bundesverband's survey of the economic situation.