MakeMy Trip to offer discounted hotel accomadation to medical staff across India
The Tourism Ministry introduced strandedinindia.com to support and connect foreign tourists with concerned authorities during coronavirus outbreak.
MakeMyTrip is now offering discounted hotel accommodation to doctors in cities amidst the 21-day lockdown to battle Covid-19 crisis. They launched the initiative to support temporary accommodation needs of medical frontline staff fighting Covid-19 and will enable them to book from over 900 hotels across 200 cities at discounted rates.
In a statement, MakeMyTrip Executive Chairman Deep Kalra said, "We are grateful for the courage shown by healthcare workers and we want to assist them by providing comfortable and subsidised accommodation options to these heroic first responders."
A 21-day national lockdown was announced by the central government last Tuesday. International air travel was suspended from March 22 and the same has been extended till April 14. Air India, Air France, Lufthansa, and other airlines are operating relief flights to transport European citizens.
Around 1500-2000 foreign tourists including British, Russians, Germans and Israeli nationals have flown from Goa in special flights but those who still remain are facing a challenging time. But the lockdown and travel ban are hurting foreign travellers.
To support the tourists stuck in India, the Tourism Ministry introduced strandedinindia.com which has information on Covid-19 helplines, Ministry of External Affairs control rooms, regional tourism support infrastructure and a help support section to connect foreign tourists with concerned authorities.
While the government has united its people to fight this deadly virus from spreading and the country is under a strict lockdown, it’s heartening to see organizations coming out in full support to extend support to local authorities to ease the situation. As the public health emergency threatens to hamper the country's healthcare system, many hotels have come forward to help the needy and the medical staff.