Assessment of COVID-19’s impact on hotels in Ghana: Case study of hotels in Accra and Kumasi
Deri Mildred Nuong, Iddrisu Wahab Abdul, Wireko-Gyeib Sampson, Zaazie Perpetual and Mohammad Faiz Afzal
The spread of COVID-19, travel restrictions and social distancing continue to affect the hotel industry globally. Using Accra and Kumasi metropolis, the aim of the study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 on hotels in Ghana. The Survey technique is used. Data was collected from 80 hotel managers using questionnaires. Paired sample t-test was used to compare the average number of employees before COVID-19 and the average number of employees presently at post. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare the different levels of impact on the different types of hotels in the country. The major findings are indicated about employees from different hotels on total number of employees before and during COVID-19. Moreover, results also highlighted on the negative impact on Ghana’s hotel industry due to this pandemic spread globally. Implications are discussed.
Deri Mildred Nuong, Iddrisu Wahab Abdul, Wireko-Gyeib Sampson, Zaazie Perpetual, Mohammad Faiz Afzal. Assessment of COVID-19’s impact on hotels in Ghana: Case study of hotels in Accra and Kumasi. Int J Tourism Hotel Manage 2020;2(2):33-37.