The impact and recovering strategies of the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons from Taiwan's hospitality industry
Cogent Social Sciences
The coronavirus disease 2019 has become a huge threat to global public health and affected 188 countries and territories. As of May 24, 2020, it has caused a pandemic outbreak with more than 5,311,0893 confirmed infections and more than 342,104 reported deaths in 188 countries and territories worldwide. The three main intensions of this paper are: (1) Collection of limited publicly available data from the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (M.O.T.C.) and the Taiwan
... ) and the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare (M.O.H.W.) followed by adoption of a nonparametric statistics method to understand the difference between epidemic and non-epidemic period, and also the correlation between the number of confirmed infections and the data related to tourist hotel operations; (2) Sort out the various relief and revitalization measures proposed by Taiwan government to the hospitality industry in response to the COVID-19 epidemic; (3) Several recovering strategies will be proposed for government agencies and related hoteliers in light of the post-COVID-19 epidemic era.