Very few foreign tourists likely in India in next two years: Oberoi Hotels

By: |
August 17, 2020 5:35 PM

The industry is also expected to be the last to recover from the crisis, he said. "Due to COVID-19, we expect very few foreigners to travel to India in the current year and for the following two years.

EIH reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 152.06 crore for the quarter ended June.EIH reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 152.06 crore for the quarter ended June.

The travel and tourism industry should focus more on domestic travellers, as “very few” foreign tourists are likely to visit India in the next two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official of a hospitality major said on Monday.

The industry is also expected to be the last to recover from the crisis, he said. “Due to COVID-19, we expect very few foreigners to travel to India in the current year and for the following two years.

“Therefore, the hospitality industry must concentrate on domestic travellers and we are well positioned to serve them,” Executive Chairman of EIH Ltd, PRS Oberoi said. EIH runs hotels and resorts under the Oberoi and Trident brands. He said since early March, the “unprecedented disruption” due to the pandemic has affected the travel industry most and it will “probably be the last to recover”.

“The impact on revenue and profitability in the first quarter of the current fiscal is due to the coronavirus situation. I am optimistic the tourism industry will tide over the crisis and grow again when the pandemic is behind us,” Oberoi told PTI.

EIH reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 152.06 crore for the quarter ended June. It had posted a net loss of Rs 1.13 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Consolidated total income stood at Rs 44.62 crore during the quarter under consideration as against Rs 358.22 crore a year ago.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1From Kolkata to Vadodara, people appeal to govt to connect Patna collectorate with tourism
2Delhi records over 40 COVID-19 deaths for second straight day; cases rise to 2,71,114
3Weather update: Fresh floods affect 2.25 lakh in Assam; southwest monsoon set to retreat from parts of north India