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strain of Omicron triggers wave of hotel cancellations | Pune News

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Pune: The city’s hospitality industry is witnessing a wave of cancellations, especially weddings, as well as rooms booked by NRIs and companies following the emergence of the Omicron variant.
Many international guests from Europe, as well as the United States, who were planning to hold weddings in Pune have now canceled their reservations, Poona Hoteliers’ Association (PHA) sources told TOI.
Amit Kumar Sharma, General Manager, Amanora The Fern Hotel & Club, Pune, as well as Vice President, PHA, said: “Many NRIs planning weddings in Pune have now canceled or postponed events after reports of the new variant. and stricter rules. for international travel. I recently received the annulment of three marriages, one of which involved the bride and groom, settled in the United States, coming to Pune to get married. “Even domestic marriages are annulled. Many corporate room reservations have also been recently canceled. Although the current cancellation rate is around 8-10%, hotels fear an increase in this percentage. ”
Biswajit Biswas, Managing Director of Fort JadhavGADH, a heritage luxury hotel, told TOI: “There are a lot of cancellations being recorded in the corporate wedding segment as well as NRI for December and January 2022. This caused us to lose 200 bookings. of rooms. for two months. ”Vinay Nair, Managing Director of DoubleTree by Hilton, in Chinchwad, said,“ We ​​lost about 100 room nights because a major booking from companies in Europe and other countries was canceled.
Ajay Kanojia, General Manager of Sayaji Hotel, said, “People inquired about the refund policy and focused on reducing the number of banquet guests.

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