This year’s budgeting season arrives at a particularly difficult inflection point: travel demand has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels while staffing shortages have challenged even the most finely-tuned operation.
If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past three years, it’s that hoteliers are a resilient bunch. The ability to navigate uncertainty has become more than just second nature – it’s a primary skillset that must be honed at every turn.
Within that mindset, budgets are a tool to bolster against uncertainty and prepare for profitability with sound planning. Here are a few tactics to level up your budgeting season to meet the challenges facing hoteliers today. With a bit of focus, and plenty of flexibility, the budgeting season can support your hotel as it navigates the choppy waters of post-pandemic hospitality.