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Travel News – Second wave hits hotel bookings, new launches continue, sustainable initiatives step up

According to a report by Swapna Raghu Sanand, Published in Financial Express, Hotel bookings witness a big slump! India’s hospitality industry is once again grappling with the impact of state-specific lockdowns as the surge in coronavirus cases continues to spiral across the country. Many stakeholders pin their optimistic outlook on bookings picking up once the vaccination push becomes more robust. More importantly, hotels are innovating with new and emerging models of sustainable commitments to reduce carbon emissions and plastic waste.

Sharing insights, Shahzad Aslam, Head – Sales at Leisure Hotels Group says, “The pandemic continues to wreak havoc on all industries, with travel, hospitality and aviation bearing the brunt of the damage of the second wave. Bookings have fallen by more than 75 percent as a result of the second COVID wave and new restrictions imposed by state governments. However, we are optimistic that the forthcoming vaccination push would result in an…

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