India’s leading and fastest-growing hotel chain, OYO is providing accommodation to stranded tourists from different countries, including the US, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Australia, Chile, Argentina, and Indonesia. The hotel chain aims to support the Ministry of Tourism in providing shelters to stranded tourists. OYO also announced to offer support to frontline medical staff, airline crew, and corporates who need accommodation.
OYO offers support to tourists amid nationwide lockdown.
The Indian hotel chain, OYO has come forward in a time of crisis to help the stranded tourists in the country. Ritesh Agarwal, Founder, and Group CEO, OYO Hotels and Homes in a press statement, said that these are testing times for the world, and they too have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. Both revenues and occupancies have dropped, he added. Ritesh Agarwal further said that they want to do everything possible to ensure that they can provide reliable accommodation to persons stranded whether they are tourists, travelers, PGs, or essential service providers.
The embassy of Brazil to India appreciates OYO’s efforts
Gustavo Westmann, the Head of the Trade and Investment Office, Embassy of Brazil to India, appreciated the efforts made by OYO to help stranded tourists in the time of lockdown. He said that by having one of the largest networks of hotels in the country, OYO provided solutions to Brazilian citizens with different budgets, in various locations around the country, with professionalism, and a commitment to social responsibility. Gustavo further said that they appreciate the efforts promoted by OYO and the partnership with the Embassy of Brazil in India.
The Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi also lauded the efforts made by OYO to attend their request with the utmost professionalism in a time of the global pandemic. Currently, there are over 2,500 COVID 19 positive cases in India, and 62 people have lost their lives.