The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said members are extending support at the regional, state and city levels. About 45,000 hotel rooms across the country belonging to ITC, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), The Lalit, Lemon Tree and others have been set aside for quarantining.
Oyo stated in the letter that since hotel revenues have dwindled and are unlikely to improve in the next few months it is constrained to exercise its 'force majeure’ rights in suspending payments of the monthly benchmark revenue or any other amounts payable to them
While different countries have been operating flights and charters to bring back their tourists, government officials are hoping the launch of the stranded in India website on Tuesday by the ministry of tourism will accelerate efforts to send them back home.
Tourism minister Prahlad Singh Patel said ITDC in a humble move will provide upto 2000 meals per day to the healthcare professionals and other needy people as part of its CSR activity. "Everything we do today combats the massive challenge that we are facing as a nation and as a world.”
Industry insiders said usage and engagement rates of TikTok and Instagram's live videos have gone up significantly during the lockdown with more content and views being generated by users. But, despite digital usage going up, brands and advertisers are holding on to digital spends fearing a backlash.
MakeMyTrip launches ‘Stays for Saviours’ initiative to support healthcare practitioners fighting COVID-19
The medical practitioners will be able to book from over 900 hotel properties across 200 cities in India.
India's biggest OTA MakeMyTrip has issued alerts to its customers stating there are attempts being made by fraudsters to seek bank account details and other personal information from customers who are seeking refunds for booking cancellations.
As the Covid-19 outbreak hits companies hard, CFOs like Vaish are bracing for what many are referring to as the toughest phase in their careers.
At present, nine hotel chains, including Lemon Tree, Radisson Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), are collectively offering 392 rooms as paid quarantine facilities (in Gurugram), according to the district administration of Gurugram. Their room tariffs have been capped at Rs 3,600.
The letter written by Ankit Agarwal, head of Oyo's procurement and supply chain states that the hospitality industry is critically dependant on people movement and interaction and the above actions have impacted the industry significantly.
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