POST-COVID ERA FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY: WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?

THE POST-COVID ERA FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY: WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?

We all are aware of the fact that “Habit is what keeps one going.” This is best understood with a current scenario. Due to the Covid19, every sector is gravely affected but the most affected is the Travel Industry. Just imagine, an industry that greases its elbow throughout the year is suddenly stopped by none other than “a pandemic” and imagine what would happen post-covid era to this industry.

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Everything stops and it is seem as if a whirlpool came and vanishes everything post-covid era, can you imagine that??? For the messed up surroundings and other colleague sectors, it is hard for everyone out there to stand up once again and get back that courage to restart. It is so devastating for customer sectors like hotels, airlines, travel, etc. that the condition is equal to a global disaster that might certainly happen post-covid era. With a surprising test, the pandemic has stood up to the accommodation industry. Systems to straighten the COVID-19 bend, such as network lockdowns, social isolation, stay-at-home demands, travel and mobility restrictions, have taken multiple accommodation organizations to a brief conclusion and have effectively diminished the interest of organizations that were permitted to continue operating.

Limitations on travel and stay-at-home demands given by specialists have led to a drastic decrease in the housing and income of inns, and you can now imagine the situation post-covid era!

  • Once started, the travel demand will be on a higher scale than ever post-covid era.
  • Such a crisis can help them gain more knowledge and information about their sector and the brands associated with them.
  • The local travel will be certain and some progress will be seen soon post-covid era. 
  • More demand is directly proportional to more feedbacks and this way a hotel that could not do that good in terms of revenue, feedback, services, etc. will get a crystal clean chance to indulge in the setting up of processes again. 
  • Any new process will be welcomed with open arms post-covid era since backups are now what people want and demand.
  • The key role will be making a customer reach a certain brand and making them loyal.

A good number of hotels have come forward to portray a picture of an eye-catchy organization to attract customers about their brands and by giving them heavy discounts. Few of the well-reputed organizations are listed below with their new startup plans to make the customers loyal to their brand.

Taj Introduces Wellness Retreats

When it comes to a five-star brand like Taj, they make sure that they do not lack any other brand. Their Jiva Spa is well known for its expertise deep-rooted in the Indian traditions of Ayurveda and healing. It is understood that to find your true self, one should begin with a calm mind and soul. This is what Taj offers its guests. All these treatments are performed under the careful consultation of experts which helps the guest.

All these treatments are performed under the careful consultation of experts which helps the guest to initiate the physical, mental, and spiritual equilibrium. The locations are often beaches with beautiful sun-kissing the water, peaceful backwaters, snowcapped mountains without any doubts helping them achieve a peaceful mindset for the concerned hours of the mentioned activities.

The wellness cuisines feed the utter nourishment of healthy food and the massage with calming oils gives a healing touch in every stroke. In short, it’s a soulful journey crafted for holistic rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit.

Anantara debuts in Seychelles

The first property of the group’s brand Anantara Hotels, Resorts, and Spas opened in Thai. Slowly and gradually, the business was expanded and it was seen that near March 2016, thirty-five hotels and resorts across Asia were opened.

It’s part of a group called Minor International hotels and is expanded to several countries like Sri Lanka, Thailand, U.A.E, Indonesia, Malaysia, Portugal, Qatar, Maldives, Seychelles, Vietnam, Zambia, and many more. The purpose is only to provide luxury with the utmost comfort. They have a beautiful slogan that says,

” Life is a journey which is filled with opportunities to seek the exceptional, encounter the new, and widen the horizons.”

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The brand announced on July, 30 this year about its debut in Seychelles which will represent its luxury also complementing its existing locations.

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will add to the company’s existing collection of its Resorts mostly located around the Indian Ocean. The upcoming resort is situated on Mahe, the largest in the Seychelles islands with a short drive from the international airport.

It is found on the southwest coast amongst 30 acres of beautiful forest garden cuddled between the island’s great granite rocks and a breathtaking gorgeous beach. The resort secludes 30 private villas each with a committed and enthusiastic host available 24-hours a day throughout the stay. The host makes sure that the guest is provided with the best of everything with undivided attention and super constant following the undisturbed privacy. They are on this new voyage post-covid era and enthusiasm seems quite high.  

When it comes to the interior and the architectural concept, it is designed by the two most highly respected luxury resort and hotel architects. The interior and the scenic beauty of the hotel remind every guest what luxury feels like with a pinch of calmness and peace mixed in it. The property’s concept of “Beyond all Inclusive” offers unlimited dining, relaxation and exploration mingled with wellness and adventure. You can experience it all post-covid era when this pandemic ends.

The services are beyond anyone’s imagination. Residents can choose from an exclusively provided menu as well as personalized off-menu with non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Scuba dive is fun and other non-motorized watersports are like icing on the cake. The villas are positioned in such a way that each one of them gives the best breathtaking views following the luxury. 

 The Spa is designed in a way with the country’s rituals which helps one lean into the utmost calmness of mind, soul, and body. The Bedrooms offer a big fat space with the best of bathroom amenities such as beautiful maxi-sized bath gowns. The bathrooms are with a glass-walled rainforest shower along with the outdoor sunken bathtubs. 

 It’s the choice of the guest, whether one wants to have the meal under the stars, eat inside the villa or on the beach. The choicest of the cuisines are available including Indian, Asian, and International cuisines. The resort also includes a commendable

a fitness center with a techno gym. As the resort is famous for adventure sports also, hiking in the forest and national parks add a plus point to the stay. Finds it hard to stay?? but has to until things get back post-covid era.

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will be the brand’s first property in Seychelles joining the two resorts in Sri Lanka, one in Mauritius, and three in the Maldives.

Leela Palaces and Resorts in partnership with Bureau Veritas India

One of the most reputed hospitality chains, Leela Palaces and Resorts has announced that they have decided to launch a new program known as Suraksha which is only aimed at elevating and promoting the sanitization procedures in partnership with Bureau Veritas India. The Hotel chain is all set to be on the draconian side of providing their guests and the staff the stringent measures to ensure their safety post-covid era. Not only this, they have succeeded in introducing a bunch of health, hygiene, and safety measures under the SURAKSHA program and you will be able to enjoy the best out of it only after the post-covid era.

Some of the measures which they have pledges to take are listed below:

  1. The use of protective gear and masks will eventually be made mandatory after and post-covid era.
  2. Gloves while doing any work in every department especially the guest areas will be counted as well post-covid era.
  3. PPE Kits for all its associate
  4.  Regular temperature checks 
  5. Alarms to remind the staff to sanitize their hands regularly would be foremost on the list post-covid era.
  6. A frequent cleaning as per the state’s guidelines
  7. Sanitization of all surfaces across public areas at regular intervals
  8. Rigorous deep cleaning of the guest room areas with the application of disinfectants would indeed be mandatory post-covid era.
  9. Cleaning of high-touch points such as doors, handles, tabletops, elevator buttons, railings, etc. 
  10. Deep cleaning of cars with the concierge team. 

These measures are strictly looked at by the Hygiene managers to ensure that every protocol is followed by every person on the premises, not just in the post-covid era but always. Safety and precaution cannot be denied anymore.

Check-Ins and Check-Outs post-covid era

The Team has decided to work effectively so that each protocol is followed thoroughly post-covid era and always. Every team member is seen wearing gloves and masks, sanitizers are placed on each corner of the reception desk, a bunch of masks are there in case if one forgets to wear the same in the lobby, separate key returning boxes are placed so that no one comes in direct contact of anyone, pens and keys are sanitized on daily basis. Furthermore, contactless check-ins and check-outs will be soon under the process where the payments will directly be via phones. Soon the chains are expected to have their online platform where a guest can web check-in himself at the provided check-in time. 

Social Distancing

To maintain social distancing, there are signs made for each person to assist them on how far they should stand from another person. This is something we are still doing and would be post-covid era. To keep social distancing in mind, the hotel plans to redo its restaurant seating arrangement by providing an e-menu that is digital where it can directly be seen on the respective phones. This can be done with the help of bar codes, or the designed hotel’s link. 

Washing of all dishes at 80-degrees Celsius and hygiene training for all the teams are some of the additional measures the hotel chain will be following for the safety of guests shortly. Also, instead of newspapers, digital news and e-papers will be part of the upcoming process. To recover from Covid damage, the top hotel chains are going on safety and hygiene overdrive.

They have started their online channels where they deliver the best quality food of their respective brands. From offering to do your laundry to getting their famed signature dishes at your doorstep through the assistance of platforms like Zomato and Swiggy, the chains are trying hard to deliver the best according to the brands. 

With a surprising test, the pandemic has gone up against the accommodation industry. For example, network lockdowns, social isolation, stay-at-home demands, travel, and portability restrictions have resulted in the transitory conclusion of several local groups and completely diminished the interest of organizations that we’re able to continue operating. Nearly all restaurants were approached to restrict their operations and only limit their activities.

As an office that directly serves the accommodation industry, we operate more tirelessly than at any other time to remain above water, restrictions imposed on movement and stay-at-home requests provided by the specialists led to a drastic decrease in accommodation inhabitants

and revenues that affect private companies. Basically, it’s the most catastrophic emergency that has ever affected the room for movement and accommodation. All things considered, I have never been so confident to this extent. This too shall pass!

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