Tourism and Hospitality Sector
“The tourism sector was the first to get disrupted by the impact of Covid-19 and will be the last to see a resumption of activities.”
The government also knows how bad the sector has been hit and acknowledged the same through a press release. A KMPG report from last month had already predicted the Indian tourism and hospitality sector to lose more than over 3.8 crore jobs. An article on the Economic Times said,
“India’s aviation sector may lose as much as Rs 5 lakh crore along with 4-5 crore job losses”.
As the outlook of the industry is expected to stay under pressure for at least the next few months owing to increased uncertainty, there are many calls for a minimum wage package for affected workers who have been rendered jobless since the lockdown.