Tourism businessmen hoped that there would be a influx of tourists on Christmas and New Year, but according to which booking is taking place, it could be a big shock.
For major events such as Christmas and Thirty First in December, advance booking of hotels started from October to this year. December has begun. Even after this, there have been very few bookings. Till November, more than 60 per cent of hotels used to be packed before the Corona period, but this year five per cent hotels have not been booked. Hotel Association president Bablu Negi said that Kausani has a total of 45 hotels and resorts. So far, very little booking has been done on Thirty First and 25th December. Only four to five percent is booked. Hoteliers expect bookings to increase in December. Till December 25 last year and 80 percent of the hotel rooms were 80 per cent booked. Out of which only 35 to 40 percent was booked till November. In view of the increasing cases of corona, there is no booking canceled at the moment.
Constantly increasing infection:
Tourism business is expected to remain sluggish this time too, given the growing infection and the sternness of other states during the Corona epidemic. People do not want to leave their homes. People have reduced the number of wedding ceremonies.
The tourism business has suffered a lot. Now things are starting to become normal. It is expected that the coming year will bring happiness to the businessmen working in the tourism sector.
Kirti Chandra Arya, District Tourism Officer, Bageshwar