There are many positives to globalization, but a negative is that when something goes wrong on one side of the world, the issue can ripple throughout multiple countries in unexpected ways. Quite literally, a storm over the Pacific Ocean that results in cargo being lost at sea can lead to a restaurant in the United States experiencing extreme delays when waiting on their new patio furniture to arrive. It’s likely that someone in the U.S. who is expecting furniture to be delivered in a timely and affordable manner would not immediately think that problems in China would be crushing those expectations, but that’s exactly what’s happening right now.
From local fine dining restaurants to chain quick-service restaurants, the coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire industry. Some, especially those with funds, have used this as a time to innovate. Others are looking ahead to colder months and simply trying to figure out how to keep their doors open through the winter.
Why just have a pool when you could have an outdoor oasis? As much as people love to take a dip or dive right in, there’s something just as special about relaxing poolside. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that water views create a sense of calm. By furnishing the outdoor space that surrounds your pool, you’re allowing people to enjoy this serenity without even having to get wet.
Without a doubt, the travel and hospitality industries are easily among those that have been hit the hardest by the fallout from the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Travel Association has projected that spending on travel in the United States will plunge by $355 billion this year (31%), which is more than six times
It’s dining al fresco season! If you’re a restaurant owner and you already have an outdoor seating area, this means it’s time for some spring cleaning and maybe some furniture and decor updates. On the other hand, maybe you don’t have an outdoor seating area yet but have been considering creating one.