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Nordic Choice Hotels Lays Off 7,500 Staff Due To Coronavirus Effects

Published on Mar 23 2020 9:00 AM in Hotel tagged: Trending Posts / Nordic Choice

Nordic Choice Hotels Lays Off 7,500 Staff Due To Coronavirus Effects

Scandinavian hotel chain Nordic Choice has said it is laying off 7,500 staff in the region due to the effects that the coronavirus is having on the travel industry.

"A Mixture Of Temporary And Permanent Lay-Offs"

"It is a mixture of temporary and permanent lay-offs due to the situation with the coronavirus, and it's among the Nordic countries together," CEO Torgeir Silseth told Reuters.

"I have been in the industry for many years and this is the worst thing we've ever experienced...so we have to take this drastic step to keep our business afloat," he added.

News by Reuters, edited by Hospitality Ireland. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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