Fuels. The hotel industry is betting on the second part of the All Saints holidays
Friday, at the time of the first departures for the All Saints holidays, 13.1% of service stations were in difficulty. The French hotel industry is therefore planning a “gloomy” first week but places “great hopes” on the second week of the holidays, indicated the main employers’ union for the hotel and catering industry (Umih).
« The first week is gloomy » but « little by little reservations are resuming » as the situation improves in terms of fuel supplies, assured Laurent Duc, president of Umih, interviewed on Saturday on Europe 1.
A decline in reservations of 15 to 20%
The decline in reservations « is now only 15 to 20% when it was 30 to 40% a week ago » with « chain cancellations » at the peak of shortages in the stations, notes Mr. Duc who places « great hopes » on the following week with the bridge of November 1st.
The hotel industry, which “has just had two terrible years” due to the health crisis, which “suffers from teleworking” and which faces “frantic competition from furnished tourist accommodation”, suffers “full force” from the consequences of the movement social in refineries, he added on RMC.
The CGT, which organized an interprofessional mobilization on Tuesday throughout France, announced two new dates for strikes and demonstrations, October 27 and November 10, in order not to release the pressure despite the beginning of a way out of the crisis. in nuclear and refineries.