tourists cancel hotel reservations as virus picks up speed | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: Hotel reservations are increasingly being canceled and more weddings are postponed, with the hospitality industry crossing its fingers on the investor summit for which more than 800 rooms have been reserved in the city on the 24th and 19th. January 25.
Industry estimates suggest that hotel reservation cancellations rose 30-50%, at various properties, as both leisure and corporate travel declined in January.
Industry representatives have said the government will likely use tougher bans, such as weekend curfews and restrictions on interstate travel, which would further affect the tourism industry.
Rajvijay Singh, Co-Secretary of Hotels and Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), said: “Instead of capping the number of people in weddings at 100, the state government can consider bio- bubble and allow more people “.
January has about six wedding dates, which means bookings could cover almost the entire fortnight. February also has eight marriages spread over the first 20 days.
Confirming these cancellations, Singh said some weddings have been called off, while others will take place with a reduced number of people as per government guidelines.
“Those who did not want to compromise with the number of guests postponed or canceled. Instead of capping the numbers, a bio-bubble mechanism could have saved marriages for the industry, ”Singh added.
Leisure and business travel are also down sharply after a good December.
Gajendra Luniwal, President of the Jaipur Hotel Association, said: “The influx of travelers has decreased. In addition, business people who visit for business purposes have also stopped traveling. January is a peak month for tourism and travel when hotels register occupancy rates of 80-90%. But today the occupancy rate has fallen to 20%.

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