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This paper will provide a commentary on the impacts of Covid-19 on the hospitality industry. It will examine the response of hotels in the USA and the Caribbean to Covid-19 and the implications. It will also look at the impacts on the aviation, events and restaurants sectors and the responses and challenges at the destination level. Finally, a synthesis of lessons learned from this disaster and best practices of risk mitigation across these sectors will conclude the discussion.
Keywords: COVID-19, Impacts, Hospitality Industry, Strategies of Risk and Resilience, Lockdowns
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