Third wave of Covid-19 devastates Thai hotel industry – May and June 2021 only 6% occupancy
The Thai Hotel Association has reported that hotel occupancy for May and June is just 6%.
In the Central Region in May it was 10% and in the South just 3% giving this average that is expected to continue in June, said THA chief Marisa Sukosolnunphakdee.
She appealed for more government assistance for the ailing sector, reported Thansettakij.
Some 57% of hotels have stopped taking bookings altogether as the third wave of Covid-19 infection continues to devastate the country.
At the moment only 38% of hotels nationwide are operating normally with 41% operating in some capacity and 20% closed temporarily.
They are only expected to re-open in the fourth quarter – that’s from October 1st that will coincide with plans to open the country according to PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s 120 day plan.
The business media also noted that 63% of hotels that are open right now are not even making 10% of revenues compared to pre-pandemic income in 2019.
Only 18% have 50% of revenue compared to then.
These are mostly in the “hospitel” scheme that has seen a 30% occupancy bucking the trend of most THA hotels.