Via Guinéenews.org: Impact of hemorrhagic fever on the economy hotels are emptying mine. Excerpt from a Google translation, lightly edited:
Haemorrhagic fever had negative consequences on the economy in Guinea. After the butcher, ground transportation and amenities, these are hotels in Conakry who pay the fee with the start sometimes massive, expatriates, especially mining, Has on Monday during a field reporting.
If ground transportation is strongly paralyzed air transport is no exception. In Conakry International Airport assurance measures were certainly taken, but some airlines remain reluctant. This is the case, for example, the UAE company has suspended its flights to Conakry.
At Conakry International Airport, the deputy general manager of the company management and operation of the airport Conakry Gbessia (SOGEAC) shade it. According to him, the most important companies serving the Guinea are there. But it is only the Emirati company that decided to leave.
For SOGEAC, losing four flights per week, it's huge. Especially since Emirates can carry from Conakry from 80 to 100 passengers per trip. "At the moment, I can not assess exactly what this means financially. But you should know that this is a temporary suspension. Hopefully they'll be back by the end of the month. We're not able to calculate when the company will return to work," the airport spokesman said.
Consequence of this decision, Guinean passengers bound for Dubai are obliged to stop in Dakar, Abidjan Casablanca or change flights. But the latest news, the Guinean authorities have announced a possible resumption of flights with UAE to Guinea.
If airlines are skeptical, hotels lose customers. At the Hotel Palm City Camayenne the receptionist Mohamed Touré says, "Since we began dealing with Ebola, foreigners do not come. Those who were there are all gone. So activities fell sharply. We have a few customers, but it is not like before."
Same story for another hotel employee who told our reporter before he could receive from 20 to 50 or 80 strangers a day, "But today it is difficult to have the same 5 people. You find the yard is empty."