Because of the impression of Covid-19, main lodge chains are set to develop at an excellent faster fee when journey resumes.
It will create much more uncertainty for impartial hoteliers, argues GlobalData, an information and analytics firm.
In whole properties managed by Wyndham, Marriott, Alternative, Hilton, IHG and Accor accounted for greater than half of worldwide branded lodge properties in 2018.
Ralph Hollister, tourism analyst at GlobalData, commented: “The variety of impartial accommodations has been shrinking in latest a long time.
“By adopting an asset-light enterprise mannequin and introducing smooth manufacturers, main lodge chains have been always increasing their world community via affiliating with impartial accommodations that align with their model technique.
“The impression created by Covid-19 might speed up this pattern, forcing impartial hoteliers to make essential choices concerning their future earlier than they might have wished.”
He added: “Submit pandemic, impartial accommodations might not have the ability to compete with main gamers within the business that may already be battling it out with one another for returning journey demand.
“If impartial accommodations don’t want to grow to be associates of main chains – or main chains don’t wish to work with them –…