COVID-19 and the Shanghai Hotel Industry

COVID-19 and the Shanghai Hotel Industry


The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the world and causing significant damage to the hospitality and tourism sector. The pandemic has caused irreversible damage to substantial aspects of Shanghai, China’s Hotel industry. The economic catastrophe resulting from the pandemic has crippled different economic facets and caused various ramifications[1]. The tourism and hospitality industry of Shanghai has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet, there are other ways to mitigate the problems.


The tourism and hotel industry depends on human interaction to prosper. COVID-19 has affected the tourism and hospitality industry through the restrictions on movement based on China’s social distancing and travel ban policies[2]. One of the largest cities in China, Shanghai offers tourists a chance to explore and experience the Chinese culture. The pandemic has caused severe consequences on the people as new policies have led to the cancellation of travel plans and hotel bookings, affecting the job and income security of hotel workers in Shanghai[3]. This study seeks to determine how China, and more specifically, Shanghai, can improve the economic state of the industry after the massive financial losses it has incurred.


This study will examine the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Shanghai’s tourism and hospitality industry and suggest solutions to the problem, based on the effects faced since the pandemic began.


The researcher will look into the case study of Shanghai’s tourism and hospitality sector before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Primary data will be collected from a sample of the hotels found in the city. Secondary data for this research will be obtained from several works of literature and articles, including government and industry sources. In this way, the investigator will attain valid data on employment and job security in Shanghai’s tourism and hospitality sector and its economic status.


There are different ways to solve the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Shanghai’s tourism and hospitality industry. Shanghai is a large city that welcomes millions of visitors every year. The restrictions and travel bans placed have had adverse effects on the tourism sector and, subsequently, employment in the city. The study researches the negative impacts of the pandemic and their possible solutions. The research will look into primary and secondary sources, which will help attain valid data on the industry and employment in Shanghai.