More than half of respondents to the GlobalData survey said that reducing or recycling food waste is their number one priority due to COVID-19 exposure. This advancement and knowledge around the food industry will increase pressure on companies to work in the travel and transportation sectors. Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, said: “When it comes to environmental policies, there are many strategies to combat climate change and reduce carbon footprint, but one concern is not the growing problem of dirty food. This increases service charges for the hotel and reduces the green certificate. “Current ideas to tackle food waste through travel are not enough – especially when looking at the housing industry. As one of many examples, Hilton has promised to reduce food waste by 50%, but not until 2030, which is a long time coming. With the housing rates of COVID-19 for most athletes in the leisure industry, environmental venues will pass and improve. Removing large pieces of food from the hotel, for example, will take a long time to completely eliminate food waste. However, in a more distributed industry, other food-related challenges are created. For example, the onset of a divided economy puts a lot of work on the shoulders of visitors when it comes to food. The disease cannot be controlled in people’s homes as it may be in a hotel, because it will affect other people’s suffering. * Weekly GlobalData 11 COVID-19 Recovery Reviews (site made 2-6 December). ‘Few’ ‘record’ or now ‘special’ combined.