As per stakeholders, the travel and tourism industry in the coastal area, which was planning strong business this holiday season, is likely to suffer a setback now that the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has disrupted their vacation plans. Travel and tourism are connected with many companies, including transportation, food, and others. The tourism business in coastal areas, which has been gradually rising since August, is expected to take a hit. During the wedding and Christmas seasons, a large number of visitors from outside the country, as well as NRIs, flock to the city to visit relatives, do pilgrimages, and unwind, “stated Globe Travels managing director.
He explained that many reservations had already been cancelled, particularly by NRIs traveling to the United States for the holidays from Gulf nations. If they travel to India, they are unsure of what will happen in the next few days. The real estate, food, and beverage industries all benefit financially from tourism.
Because of the current situation of confusion, many in the travel and tourist industry are unable to make any arrangements for Christmas and New Year celebrations. As per industry sources, they used to arrange Christmas galas and New Year festivities before the Covid-19 outbreak, but this year they are unsure.