The closure of the hospitality industry in early November hit hoteliers and restaurateurs hard. In the month, the Berlin businesses made an average of only a quarter of the usual turnover, Brandenburger half – restaurants, for example, with take-away sales, hotels with business travelers.
In Brandenburg the minus was 51.5 percent. Hotels and pensions were each more affected than the catering trade.
This has an impact on employment: in November, almost a quarter fewer people worked in the Berlin hospitality industry than a year earlier. In Brandenburg there were 17.5 percent fewer employees.
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