The hospitality and tourism sector have undoubtedly been among the hardest hit during the pandemic. In September, during the second lockdown and Stage 4 restrictions that we are still experiencing in Melbourne, we spoke with one of the German-Australian Chamber’s new members, The Hof Group. Philipp Hockenberger is the brand manager at the Hof Group, which includes Hofbrauhaus in Melbourne’s CBD.
As we are starting to see a slow and considered re-opening of gastronomy and hotel businesses, we spoke with Louise and Reimer Moeller from our member company German Beverages Australia. The couple shared some insights on how they are weathering the storm, how they served their community in the last few months and some scenarios on how the future for the industry might look like. They also shed some light on dos and don’ts for beverage companies contemplating a move into the Australian market.