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Front Desk Supply Warns Hotels to Prepare for a Summer Travel Boom

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This week, Front Desk Supply announced that it is anticipating possible inventory shortages at boutique hotels and motels as we go into summer. The hotel supply company cited numbers from the U.S. Travel Association that show that 87% of American travelers have travel plans over the next six months, which is the highest level since March 2020.

According to Front Desk Supply Director of Commercial Operations Mark Zisek, an increase in summer travel is not just a hope anymore, but a reality. “As airline bookings soar and guests return to hotels, it’s becoming increasingly evident that hotels must prepare logistically and have all the inventory they need on hand as a year without travel comes to a head,” he said.

“It’s becoming increasingly evident that hotels must prepare logistically and have all the inventory they need on hand as a year without travel comes to a head.”

— Mark Zisek, director of commercial operations

He noted that his company was proud to provide his customers with the supplies they need to welcome back guests. “While we hope hotels plan for this uptick by purchasing custom items in time, we also stock generic versions of many products that are ready to ship at a moment’s notice,” Zisek added.

During the pandemic, the company provided personal protective equipment, including face masks, sneeze guards, signage and tamper tape. “From property to property and city to city, we understand that the needs are unique and shifting,” he said. “We’re passionate about providing boutique hotels with high-quality hospitality supplies that exceed the expectations of their returning guests from check-in to check-out. We work hard to provide all the items the hospitality industry needs as we all adapt to shifting needs as we head into a year of summer travel unlike any other.”

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