Maharashtra hotels, resorts get lockdown blues as Covid-19 curbs return

Hotels had seen demand picking up in the winter of 2020, but restrictions imposed by local authorities have thwarted that

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Domestic travel has been on an upswing for the past few months with resorts and holiday homes in driving distance from cities seeing good demand

Aneesh PhadnisShally Seth Mohile Mumbai
Hotels and resorts in tourist places in Maharashtra have seen up to 30 per cent rise in cancellations and new bookings as the
state reports the sharpest increase in new Covid-19 cases.

Hotels had seen demand picking up in the winter of 2020, but restrictions imposed by local authorities have thwarted that.

“Hotels in hill stations including Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar were seeing healthy customer growth especially on weekends. But with the state administration clamping down, business has taken a hit. Hotels in these hill stations have reported up to 30 per cent cancellations in the last week,” said Dilip Datwani,

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First Published: Mar 22 2021 | 7:25 PM IST

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