The world is excited and ready to witness the grandeur and thrill of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup starting on October 5. In less than 2 days, many cricketing counties are going to start playing neck-to-neck matches and put their thousand per cent to go a step ahead to clinch the trophy. India is hosting the tournament after 12 years and being a cricket-enthusiastic country, cricket fans are way beyond excited for the matches.
A Terrific Boost To The Hospitality Industry!
In between all the buzz and arrangements for the marquee tournament, travel is seeing a significant surge in the country. The uptick in demand for stays and tickets in the host cities of India is clearly inevitable. Even before announcing any details about the cities hosting the matches of the World Cup, all of us were certain about the massive boost and push to the hospitality and tourism industries of India. Host cities such as Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and more are seeing a significant surge from the time the schedule was announced. Different travel companies are witnessing this rise and are benefitting to a huge extent as well.
Booking trends of companies such as MakeMyTrip, OYO, and Yatra show a soaring increase in host cities, according to a report by the Economic Times. Among all the Indian host cities, Ahmedabad is recording the highest numbers. After the announcement of the cricket World Cup schedule, the Gujarat city witnessed a spectacular rise of 777 per cent in bookings for October and November, as shared by an OYO spokesperson.
Narendra Modi Stadium is hosting high-intensity matches such as the inaugural match, India vs Pakistan match, and the final match. Tickets for these matches are in demand and cricket fans from different cities and countries are flying to Ahmedabad to join the crowd at the stadium.
Unbelievable Numbers Of Bookings In Host Cities For Cricket World Cup
MakeMyTrip co-founder shared about the massive rise in bookings for hotels and stays in the cities where the Men in Blue are playing matches. Among the surge in all host cities, Ahmedabad recorded a rise of 200 per cent in bookings of accommodations.
4-star and 5-star hotel rooms are turning out to be crazy expensive due to the increase by 10-15 times and soaring prices, shared Bharatt Malik, the Yatra Online Senior VP – Flights and Hotel Business.
Not just stays, there is an unimaginable surge and demand for flight tickets on the dates of matches. The prices of tickets have already increased twice or even thrice, he further added.
Are you going to any of the host stadiums to enjoy the craze and witness the magnificence of live World Cup matches?
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