A REVIEW OF COVID 19’s EFFECT ON HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM SECTORS IN INDIA DURING PANDEMIC PERIOD
The hospitality and tourism industry is considered as a backbone for growth of any economy, especially in developing countries like India. COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry in the world, however its adverse impact on the hospitality and tourism sector have been unseen or unheard before. In India, the hotels and hospitality sector has heavily declined in the first quarter of 2020 because COVID-19 has impacted various segments of this sector. The nationwide lockdown has closed hotel and travel sectors, which block all their earnings sources of the industries. To come out from this horrible situation, hotels and tourism sector of India has to frame new strategies in the near term and prepare for the future. From the various study, it has been noted that hospitality and tourism sector of India has affected significantly due to COVID-19. The industry has shown large-scale cancellations of travel bookings and hotel accommodations. A notable number of workers of the industries had lost their jobs due to this crisis. Economy of the country as well as individuals were affected adversely due to this pandemic. Present paper evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 (Corona virus disease-2019) pandemic in India’s hospitality and tourism industries during COVID-19 outbreak period with comparison with normal situation.
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