Bengaluru: The hotel industry, which has been one of the worst-hit during the lockdown, is likely to reopen in June. During the lockdown period, the industry has suffered a loss of about Rs 1200 crores.
If the state government issues permission and guidelines for the restarting of services, the business is ready to start in June, however, there is no bright future for the industry for the next six months, informed PC Rao, President, Bangalore Hotelier's Association.
Speaking to ANI, he said, "It's not only the loss of business, but we have lost the customer base as well. There will be a slow down in the business even after opening."
He added that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has been asked to give first preference to the hotel industry.
"We are going to restart our business in June if granted permission. Around 10 per cent of the hotels cannot open at all. They are in the stage of merging or closing down position. Few hotels may open after five or six months," ANI quoted him as saying.
He added that online training is being given to hoteliers and managers on how to deal with the COVID-19 situation, including how to deal with the guests, employees, and how to start the hotel services.
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