Yatra sees 90% of pre-Covid level hotel bookings

Online travel service provider Yatra said on Monday it had reached 90% of pre-Covid level hotel bookings and recovery continues as travel returns to normal after related restrictions ease to the pandemic and the recent restart of scheduled international flights after two years.

The arrival of the summer travel season, coupled with the easing of restrictions, has once again boosted traveler confidence, Yatra said in a statement.

After spending two consecutive summers in lockdown, 2022 will be considered the first summer season in which people can travel without any restrictions or apprehensions, he added.

Yatra said that with the resumption of international flights (March 27) and the return of traveler confidence, he observed an average increase in domestic flight bookings of 85% and international flight bookings of 95% compared to to pre-Covid levels.

While people prefer varied accommodation options, this summer season 80% of bookings are seen for hotels and 20% for alternative accommodations such as villas, cottages and homestays among others. the company said.

“Overall, we are at 90% of the pre-Covid level for hotel bookings and the recovery is continuing,” he added.

Yatra Online co-founder and COO Sabina Chopra said the arrival of the summer season along with the positive outlook for travelers after two years has brought relief to the travel and tourism industry. ‘hotel.

“With people excited to take trips to various offbeat destinations, at Yatra.com we have seen a 70% increase in booking inquiries, especially for leisure towns,” she said.

Places like Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Northeast and Kashmir are the top domestic destinations that people prefer to travel and explore, the company said.

As for international destinations, Paris, Switzerland, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Dubai and Mauritius are the most preferred this summer, he said, adding, “For international travel, we have received 70% of honeymoon and leisure booking requests. travellers”.

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