By Kimberly Krol
Good news is welcome in these times of uncertainty, and at least two Florida resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, are finding most travelers are opting to reschedule upcoming events and stays rather than cancel — a bright outlook for the travel industry to bounce back quickly once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Naples Grande Beach Resort offers the most meeting and event space in Naples. With 83,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, 40 percent of the resort’s business comes from groups and events. More than 85 percent of the resort’s group and event reservations for spring have been rescheduled rather than canceled.
“This is a testament to the strength of the travel industry community,” said Melinda Hutchins, director of sales and marketing, Naples Grande Beach Resort. “We’re being extremely flexible with all travel plans and circumstances right now. From planners to agents and hotels to future guests, we all need to work together during these unprecedented times and inspire hope that we’ll get through this and travel more than ever when this passes.”
Cheeca Lodge & Spa, with 6,300 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, has seen more than 90 percent of its group reservations and events for the spring reschedule to a later date.
Updated April 3, 2020
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