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V-KEMS Study group report - Recovery from the pandemic: Hospitality & leisure

Mustafa, Murat

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Murat Mustafa


The UK hospitality and leisure industry as a whole has met some unprecedented challenges
over the course of the pandemic, and will continue to do so as the nation recovers. On behalf of the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences (V-KEMS), the Newton Gateway to Mathematics convened Recovery from the Pandemic: Hospitality & Leisure, a Virtual Study Group, from 12th – 14th October 2021. This brought together mathematical scientists and other disciplines to solve challenges faced by the hospitality and leisure sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With challenges presented by UK Hospitality, University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe and Independent Cinema Once, we worked with Indigo Ltd, a consultancy for the UK cultural sector and Traveltech for Scotland, who work closely with the Scottish tourism sector, amongst others to develop the problems that were tackled during the study group with the interest of using mathematics as a tool to help solve the particular challenges hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, such as cinemas, theatres and gyms, are facing as a result of the pandemic. Three issues were presented and then explored:

• Ventilation of Indoor Facilities
• Audience/Customer Risk Perception
• Scheduling/Resource Management


Mustafa, M. (2022). V-KEMS Study group report - Recovery from the pandemic: Hospitality & leisure. Gateway Newton website: Newton Gateway to Mathematics

Report Type Consultancy Report
Online Publication Date Jan 21, 2022
Publication Date Jan 21, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 8, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 9, 2022
Keywords VKEMS; Pandemic; COVID-19 Pandemic; Hospitality industry; Leisure industry, Mathematical modelling, Statistics, Operations research, Logistics; Supply chain management; Economics
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