The need for space for isolation from corona viruses is growing in Asia. Hotels, which are struggling for their livelihoods at the moment, have realized that this is an opportunity to help themselves and people, who are seeking safe quarantine in these dramatic times.
More and more Asian countries are introducing more urgent requirements for foreigners to enter, in fear of “importing” the virus corona from Europe and the US. Some of them are already closed their airports. Tare virtually no tourists and the region's hotels are on the verge of collapse. However, even in difficult times, business opportunities sometimes arise. Thus began a wave of demand for self-contained accommodation. Hotels responded quickly, adjusting their capacity to quarantine conditions.
Hospitality experts believe that, although unusual, this is a move a way to fill the rooms. Thus, hotels will generate excess revenue in an unprecedented situation. The greatest demand for such a solution is among travelers and foreign workers. They remained trapped at the destination or in transit because of the closure of the borders. But the quarantine at the hotel is also sought by many locals who do not have the conditions to do so in their home.
One good example is the Thai hotel group A-One Hotels Group. She offers for her hotels in Bangkok and Pataji self-insulation packages, to increase the number of bookings. The packages are intended for both Thai and foreigners who want to isolate themselves for 14 days. Hotel meals are delivered to the door, the food is prepared by a special procedure, a the sheets, towels and towels are cleaned and disinfected very rigorouslyo, before and after use.
A special team provides cleaning services and is responsible for monitoring the health of the guest during the quarantine period. If any guest gets sick or develops some of the symptoms of the virus corona, he or she will immediately transported to one of several competent hospitals nearby.
The director of sales for the A-one Hotels Group said he hoped to attract at least some guests to these packages, as regular guests were unable to come during this period. Prices are lower than standard prices by 20%.
The Singapore government has been asking anyone entering the country to pass a mandatory 14-day quarantine from March 20. The Park Hotel Group, meanwhile, had an increased number of inquiries to stay at the hotel under special conditions over a two-week period. With the large number of Singaporeans returning to the country from abroad expected in the coming days, demand for hotel quarantine is about to jump. That's why this hotel group has introduced a special package that includes accommodation and three meals a day, with special cleaning and disinfection measures. The packages are offered “at very attractive prices, to cover basic operating costs, with no profit.”
Low-budget Singapore hotel group RedDoorz, on the hand, offers its own rooms to foreign workers, which tare many in SIngapur. According to the rules adopted by the Singapore Ministry of Labor, foreign workers must undergo a quarantine period of 14 days. Self-contained accommodation is currently being offered in Singapore, but this group plans to extend its hotels to suit the situation of the countries in which they are located. By the way, RedDoorz has low budget hotels in more than 1,800 hotels in over 150 Southeast Asian cities.
Macau also determined seven hotels to serve as quarantine and observation centers residents returning to the country. According to the Tourism Office of the Macau Government, this decision will help the authorities to keep the spread of the virus under control and respond quickly as needed to testing or hospital care. This is expected to reduce the possibility of transmission of the virus among family members and in the community.
Trapped tourists and travelers
Due to the virus pandemic, many national borders have been closed. This means stopping the movement of passengers and tourists. Pre-booked trips are canceled, but unfortunately i many people who were already on the voyage remained trapped in the destinations.
Now hotels are offering them special accommodation packages until they can return home.
Six Senses Yao Noi, a hotel on the Thai island of Koh Yao Noi (Phang Nga Bay), is still open, thanks to guests who stayed in it after their estimated period of stay. Some of them did not have the opportunity to return home waiting for their return. Others, who have the financial resources, they are in no hurry to leave for fear of being stuck at one of the world's airports endlessly. These guests are helping the hotel downsize, which will be dramatic this year.
And Bangkok is currently partially isolated. Tare fewer and fewer flights from this city every day and more are expected travelers who need “forced accommodation” and quarantine until they can arrange a return home. This is why many, especially low-cost hotels, are designing affordable packages that include accommodation and food for travelers trapped in Thailand. Some of the hotels have even introduced delivery options at their restaurants to stay open and to generate some revenue.
Otherwise, hotels around the world are turning into hospitals due to the corona epidemic. Due to this virus, the streets of the world's cities are deserted, with an estimated one million jobs lost in the travel industry every day.
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