After the recent monsoon fury, Himachal Pradesh’s hotel occupancy rate dropped to practically zero percent. To entice travelers back, the hotel association has provided a 50% discount on room rates. A minister has also declared the state to be “safe” at this time.
A brief about to attract guests, the Himachal Hotel Association has announced a 50% discount
The tourism sector was recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and saw one crore 6,000 tourist arrivals in the first half of 2023, but the devastation caused by the month of July’s torrential rains and floods led to a minimal increase in arrivals with thousands of reservations being canceled.
The monsoon season is a slow time for travel, and occupancy rates drop to 30 to 40%, although hotels are deserted at this time. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has also announced a 50% reduction on room rates until September 15. Private hotels are not the only ones giving steep discounts.
According to Ashwani Bamba, head of the Federation of Himachal Hotels and Restaurant Associations, there is no need for concern because the hotel business has given a 50% discount to visitors and that the roads are being repaired.
“We anticipate that the number of visitors will gradually rise by September.”
Public Works Minister Vikramaditya Singh claimed in a video posted here on Saturday that things are returning to normal and that it is again safe to travel through Himachal.
“I reassure visitors that things are returning to normal and that it is now safe to travel to Himachal Pradesh. In a video, he added, “You can come to appreciate the state’s natural beauty and the administration will make every effort to guarantee your stay is safe and all facilities are supplied to you.
About 75,000 tourists were recently successfully evacuated by the state administration from various sections of the state.
Since July 9, videos showing landslides closing highways, trapped visitors, floods destroying buildings, sweeping away automobiles, and roads collapsing caused significant damage to both life and property. As a result, travelers are reluctant to visit the hill state during the current monsoon.
Since the state’s monsoon arrived on June 24, 184 people have perished in situations involving the rain and in traffic accidents.
According to the state emergency response center, 33 persons are missing.