In this week’s TravelSkills on SFGATE newsletter….
If you thought the outlook was bleak for airlines (as we wrote about recently), wait until you read about what’s happening at big downtown hotels that typically cater to summer vacationers, and fall season conventioneers. Business and bookings that had been on an upward track, have suddenly started to stall as new surges of the novel coronavirus and new travel restrictions have broken out in the United States. Some 8,000 hotel closures could happen, according to a key trade organization. Read: How many hotels can survive COVID-19?