Dussehra, Diwali see spike in travel demand; hotels expect 80% occupancy in festive period

Dussehra, Diwali see spike in travel demand; hotels expect 80% occupancy in festive period

Travel operators are reporting a double-digit increase in flight and train bookings and the hotel industry is eyeing a 15-20 percent increase in occupancy. There is a huge pent-up demand that is created due to the two-year halt during COVID and there is an uptick in festival bookings which is allowing a V-shaped recovery of the business, said Rikant Pittie, co-founder of EaseMyTrip. He said that till October the company is expecting a rise in the bookings by over 40 …