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Hotel occupancy falls bellow 10% in Kullu-Manali

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 14:30 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Hyderabad

According to the Tribune India, Flash floods and landslides in Himachal Pradesh have seriously impacted the tourism industry of Kullu and Manali, as room occupancy in hotels has reduced below 10 per cent. The industry is on the verge of collapse, as its business has been severely hit since the Covid-19 outbreak in the state in March last year.

According to Kullu and Manali hoteliers, they did good business in July but this month the tourist footfall has reduced drastically. The room occupancy in hotels has fallen below 10 per cent. MR Baba, a hotelier in Manali town, says, “We have little tourism business in Manali because of misinformation spread among tourists and restrictions imposed by the state government. We are facing a financial crisis though we had opened our hotels last month”.

Kishan Thakur, an hotelier in the Manikaran valley, says, “Landslides and flash floods in different parts of the state have caused direct losses to the tourism industry of Kullu and Manali. The flash floods in Dharamsala and Lahaul and Spiti have created fear in the minds of tourists about their safety. As a result, they have shelved their plans to visit Kullu and Manali in August”.

Anup Thakur, President of the Hoteliers Association Manali, says, “The hotel industry of Kullu and Manali has been bearing the brunt of the pandemic since March last year. The incidents of landslide and flash flood have severely affected the tourist footfall this month and the room occupancy in hotels has fallen below 10 per cent”.

“We were expecting good business September onwards but a sudden spike in Covid cases has forced the state government to reimpose restrictions,” he adds. Anup Thakur appealed to the state and Central governments to declare a financial package for the ailing tourism industry of the state to save it from collapsing.

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