Third wave kills Swat’s hospitality industry


Still reeling from the impact of the first and second waves of Covid-19, the hospitality industry in Swat, appears to be struggling for its survival during the third wave of the super spreader.

Already devastated by the plummeting number of visitors, the tourism and hospitality industry in Swat appears to be on its knees since the onset of the third wave of Covid-19. With tougher SOPs and safety protocols being imposed to prevent the virus from spreading, more than 400 hotels and 450 restaurants in Swat may have to permanently shut down.

According to hotel owners, the devastation brought by Covid-19 can only be compared to the war on terror in Swat, during which hotel occupancy plunged to its lowest. “So far, we have…

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