Goa COVID surge: 20% cancellations in Goa lodge bookings amid COVID-19 surge, says tourism business stakeholder

Goa’s tourism business is at the moment seeing 15 to twenty per cent cancellations in lodge bookings after a sudden spike in COVID-19 circumstances within the coastal state, an business consultant mentioned on Wednesday.

The state on Tuesday reported 592 recent circumstances of COVID-19, with the positivity charge remaining excessive at 13.89 per cent, as per the heath division.

Within the wake of the rise in COVID-19 circumstances, vacationers have began cancelling their go to to the state, Journey and Tourism Affiliation of Goa (TTAG) president Nilesh Shah mentioned.

“The lodge reserving cancellations are between 15 and 20 per cent,” as persons are avoiding journey today as a result of COVID-19-related restrictions, he mentioned.

The tourism business is adhering to the usual working procedures (SOPs) and all these employed within the sector have taken each the doses of vaccine towards COVID-19, he mentioned.

Shah mentioned they anticipate the scenario to enhance by subsequent month.

“Consultants have predicted that the COVID-19 numbers will peak within the subsequent seven to 10 days after which come down,” he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that the current surge in COVID-19 circumstances “shouldn’t be solely attributed to the push in Goa for the New Yr celebrations” because the rise in viral infections can also be being witnessed in different elements of the nation and the world.

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