Throughout the Pandemic, the global economy has faced unprecedented challenges, specifically in the hospitality, travel, and entertainment industry.
Many strategies rolled out to mitigate the risk of the pandemic, including lockdowns, social distancing, and wearing a mask at all times.
The closure of hospitality and entertainment organizations led to significant damage in terms of revenue, profits, and downsizing.
Hospitality and entertainment businesses that were allowed to operate under strict restrictions had to face a sharp plunge in demand due to safety reasons.
The global theatre and entertainment market faced an 18% decline in 2020 and was totaled at $80.8 billion, which is reportedly the lowest since 2016.
The theatrical industry faced a major revenue decline – from $42.3 billion in 2019 to only $12 billion in 2020.
On the other hand, the hospitality industry had to face a sharp decline in occupancy rates with a revenue loss of more than $9 billion in 2020.
The facts have been poured in to sketch the challenges faced by major revenue-generating industries of the economy.
The core issue is that the virus is declared airborne by the World Health Organization, and places like hotels, bars, and theatres are highly-occupied, which increases the risk of transmission.
Therefore, to bridge the gap in these revenue losses and facilitate the reopening of these industries, good indoor air quality through air cleaners and proper ventilation will play a major role.
Keep reading to find out how.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND COVID-19
In places with high occupancy, like concerts and cinema halls, theatres, restaurants, and hotels, maintaining good indoor air quality has become a necessity.
The reason is that the World Health Organization has declared the virus airborne, which has sparked concerns for the managers of the hospitality and entertainment industry.
According to WHO, there are multiple ways through which coronavirus can be transmitted.
The first is the transmission of the virus via aerosols or respiratory droplets.
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets that carry the virus travel via aerosols. Anyone who inhales in the same shared air or is within a distance of 6 feet can easily catch the virus and become infected.
The second is the airborne transmission. Research studies have concluded that Sars-Cov-2 can hang in the air for as long as 3 hours. Therefore, whenever a person breathes in the air, the virus can easily penetrate the lungs.
In order to mitigate the risk of coronavirus transmission, adequate ventilation plays a vital role.
It is important for highly-occupied spaces to increase ventilation because the circulation of fresh air dilutes the concentration of virus particles.
It also minimizes contamination on surfaces by capturing the particles before they travel in the air and land on different surfaces like doorknobs, countertops, and stainless steel.
However, the majority of the buildings and venues do not have proper ventilation systems, and this is where air cleaners can do the job for you.
Air purification technology filters the air and captures contaminated particles from indoor air, mitigating the risk of virus transmission.
There are many air cleaners on the market; however, the ones with a HEPA filter are considered the most effective in removing the virus particles. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air filter.
According to EPA, HEPA filters are 99.97 percent efficient in capturing dust, mold, and airborne virus particles of size as small as 0.3 microns.
EUROMATE’S VISIONAIR BLUE LINE – THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO AIR PURIFICATION
If you belong to the hospitality or entertainment industry and are looking for an air purifier, Euromate Pure Air should be the leading choice.
Our Pure Air Shield 3300 (PAS 3300) is specifically engineered to fit medium to large settings.
It is a new generation air cleaner with a HEPA filter to capture dust, pollen, mold, and airborne contaminants with 99% efficiency.
The air purifier is an ideal choice for hotels, casinos, and concert halls for it boast a sleek and modern design.
The PAS 3300 effectively filters indoor air quality and provides a fresh and safe breathing environment for employees, customers, and guests.
It features unique filter combinations so that you can selectively target different pollution areas.
THE BOTTOM LINE
It can be said that in addition to other precautionary measures such as hygiene supplies, in-room facilities, social distancing, and wearing a mask at all times, air cleaners add to the mitigation of virus transmission.
Our VisionAir Blue Line is an ideal choice for the hospitality and entertainment industry for it features a HEPA filter to effectively remove airborne virus particles and other pollutants from the environment.
Installing an air cleaner in crowded places like casinos, concert halls and hotels can facilitate businesses in reopening and kickstarting their recovery phase.
Clean your indoor air today!