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Omicron Impact On Hospitality And Travel Sector – The fear of lockdown started haunting the hotel and travel industry, pleading for help from the government

According to travel agents, 30 to 50 percent of bookings have been canceled in January.

Lucknow:

The new wave of Corona has again started taking hold of the hotel and travel industry. About six months ago, more than 35 lakh people associated with the hotel business had lost their jobs. Thousands of travel agents had come on the streets. According to travel agents, 30 to 50 percent of bookings have been canceled in January. The main reason for which is the outbreak of corona again increasing. A crisis has arisen in front of them again regarding employment. At the same time, restaurant operators have written a letter to the Home Secretary urging them not to impose lockdown. On the other hand, if the experts are to be believed, the business of 60 thousand hotels and 5 lakh restaurants can come in the grip of this wave of Omicron.

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About 6 months ago, on June 30, Varun Khera started his restaurant again in Noida by investing lakhs of rupees. This time, good business was expected on the new year, but now once again the threat of lockdown is haunting. Meanwhile, the Restaurant Association has written a letter to the Home Secretary demanding not to impose lockdown. Noida Restaurant Association President Varun Khera said that we have written a letter to the government that the lockdown should be imposed at least for the time being, because the news coming in has the worst effect on our industry.

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Not only the restaurant and hotel business, all small and big travel agents like Mrityunjay are also in trouble in Delhi-NCR, whose company was expecting good business on December 25 and January 1. But due to the threat of Omicron, tours are getting canceled one after the other. He says that 70 percent of international tours are over. Domestic tourists have also canceled 30-40 percent bookings. Mrityunjay Singh, CEO of Trip Adda said that our main business rests on family travellers. The season is also of two to four months. In such a situation, the entire season of January has gone and all bookings are being canceled.

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