Kullu-Manali’s hotel industry is going to reopen for business from October 1. The industry was shut since March 22.
It has remained closed until now, leaving lakhs of industry-associated people jobless.
We will resume business from October 1. Now we will launch a campaign to educate other stakeholders like taxi operators, adventure service providers and dhaba owners, who provide traditional dresses to tourists. We will sensitise them on running their business safely amid the Covid crisis. — Anup Thakur, president, Hoteliers Association of Kullu-Manali
A general house of the Kullu-Manali Hoteliers Association was convened today to discuss the opening of hotels at the state’s most popular tourist attractions.
During the General House, it was unanimously decided that the Kullu-Manali hospitality industry would resume operations from October 1st.
In the days ahead, the association office sponsors would interact with other stakeholders such as taxi operators, adventure sports service providers and others to teach them how to safely run business amid the pandemic.
Anup Thakur, President of the Hoteliers Association Kullu-Manali, told The Tribune: “We will be back in business from October 1st. Now we are going to start a campaign to train other stakeholders like taxi drivers, adventure service providers, and Dhaba owners who sell traditional clothing to tourists. We will make you aware of how to run your business safely during the Covid crisis.”
With this decision by the Hoteliers Association to open its units, the hopes of thousands of youngsters for a return to work in the Kullu District hotel industry have been revived. They had lost their jobs in a pandemic.