From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, hotels and restaurants were among the hardest hit.
With people across the country instructed not to travel and stay-at-home orders issued, the tourism, convention and hospitality sector has been virtually shutting down.
Here in Mecklenburg County, the largest hotel chains report a 90 percent drop in business. Across the Charlotte Region, one out of every nine jobs is in the hospitality sector.
With the future uncertain, many wonder when will convention traffic resume, and how will we make up all of the lost revenue?
Joining us to discuss those questions and much more is Tom Murray, CEO Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The CRVA manages the Charlotte Convention Center, Spectrum Center, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Regional Film Commission and Visit Charlotte.