April 5, 2021 - Scott Farwell - Crest Hotel
Scott gave us an update on the hotel/restaurant industry in Prince Rupert and elsewhere in the province. 
The industry has learned much more about how Covid spreads, and he expects protocols in place will remain for the foreseeable future in order for guests to feel comfortable.
A pent-up demand for travel is being experienced and in Prince Rupert that is coupled with strong commercial, corporate, and industrial travel alongside tourism.
Vancouver industry is still low, likely until international travel returns.
 
Staffing is an issue for local restaurants.  On Monday nights, the Crest is the only restaurant open, and is turning away diners.  Make your reservations folks!
 
The federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program is going to be critical going forward to secure sufficient workforce for the industry.