Dennis Meeches, president of Tribal Councils Investment Group, had announced the grand opening of Wyndham Garden Winnipeg hotel would take place on August 4, 2022. Due to supply chain disruptions, the grand opening has…
Ethical issues in tourism and hospitality during the pandemic: Expert panel
The Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy presents a panel on ‘Ethical Issues in Tourism and Hospitality During the Pandemic.’
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy will present a panel of leaders in the Tourism and Hospitality sector to discuss ‘Ethical Issues in Tourism and Hospitality During the Pandemic.’
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of ethical issues for these industries, including:
— The health and safety of front-line hospitality and tourism workers, including mental health concerns.
— Fair compensation of hospitality and tourism workers for additional risks and responsibilities.
— COVID precautions (health) for customers of hotels and restaurants.
— Customers cancelling reservations have expected refunds to be full and swift, which has not always happened.
— Front-line workers may have been asked to enforce COVID-related restrictions on customer behaviour.
— Job security for front-line workers as a challenge, as restaurants and hotels shift gears, adapted, and in many cases closed either temporarily or permanently.
— The changing role of “gig economy” workers in these industries
— Vaccination policies and other precautions when government policy & public-health guidance has varied.