Revenge Travel On Rise For Durga Puja; 70% Hotel Rooms Booked In West Bengal

by Sushmita Mahanta
Revenge Travel On Rise For Durga Puja; 70% Hotel Rooms Booked In West Bengal

With Durga Puja just around the corner, West Bengal is expecting a massive boost in tourism. The region is home to some of the most scintillating travel destinations but the pandemic took a toll on its tourism industry in the last two years. But with the world reviving again, businesses in the region are looking forward to a major boost during the festive season with train tickets to New Jalpaiguri being sold out and around 70 percent of hotel rooms being booked already. Read on to find out how revenge travel is on the rising for Durga Puja in West Bengal.

Hoteliers Expect A Better Festive Season

West Bengal is seeing a rise in revenge travel for Durga Puja with 70 percent of the hotel rooms and homestays in its northern region being booked for the Durga Puja vacation. An report quoted Federation of Bengal Hotels assistant secretary Ujjwal Ghosh saying that the region saw a good footfall during the summer holidays this year, and the hoteliers expect even a better festive season. “Over 70 per cent of hotel rooms have already been booked in the Hills and in Dooars, and we expect the rest to be filled up soon. The homestays are also witnessing a huge demand with most expected to be fully booked within the next few days,” revealed Mr. Ghosh.

What Led To This Massive Demand For Hotel Bookings In West Bengal?

Lately, people are making the most of their holidays to compensate for the time lost during the pandemic at home. This has led to revenge travel and hence in West Bengal, hotels have increased the prices of the hotels to twice-thrice the normal levels. But the bookings don’t seem to stop! Bengal will enjoy a 10-day Durga Puja holiday, no doubt hotels in the region are seeing massive demand. revealed about officials mentioning that all the government accommodations in the region are mostly full between October 1 to October 10, 2022. The manager of West Bengal Tourism’s Jaldapara Tourist Lodge, Niranjan Saha said, “All rooms of the property have been fully booked during the festive season. We are now working on a special menu for the guests who will come during the festive season.”

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