Covid-19: Impact of Lockdown on Tourism & Hospitality Industry

Amit Joshi


As countries are separating themselves from the rest of the World to overcome the pandemic COVID 2019, it is definite that it will have a cascading thwack on the world economies. As the Indian government imposes a three-week lockdown, it is paramount to understand which companies are predominantly influenced and how those companies are managing their human resource. The authors initiate to divulge the economic impact of lockdown due to COVID 19 on the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in India. The article not only embraces on economic impact but also enlarge on how the lockdown will have an unpropitious impact on employees of these sectors and how the organizations are contriving their practices to face the challenges that are imposed.  The article also poses some propositions that may be followed so that the addressed sectors may reduce the perplexities of COVID19. The core of the article is the economic impact of the COVID19 epidemic on the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in India and the measures adopted by the companies to facilitate the employees. The article is important as it gives an understanding of the unique HR policies that are being adopted by the companies in dire circumstances to assist and facilitate their employees. The article also, put forward certain propositions that may be adopted by the government to support the Tourism and Hospitality Industry for managing the financial loss and reduce mass unemployment for better sustainability during the critical situation of COVID-19.

Keywords: Covid-19, Lockdown, Tourism Industry, Hospitality Industry, Employees

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/53-02

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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