Mawlamyine, September (15)

Hotel operators told Than Lwin Times that hotel businesses in Mon state are facing losses after the military coup, so it is not easy to recover.

The hotel industry has been facing losses as visitors have dwindled after the military coup, along with restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, hotel businesses are struggling to continue operating despite facing losses, and some businesses have stopped operating. Some are only able to operate at 55 percent, “said a hotelier.

According to hoteliers, more than 50% of hotel businesses in Mon State have been shut down after the military coup, and some businesses are struggling to survive despite facing losses.

After the military takeover, the hotel industry has been relying mainly on domestic travelers since foreign guests stopped coming.

However, hotel businesses are focusing on fuel due to power outages, and it is more difficult to continue operations due to higher general expenses.

The hotel industry is no longer able to operate completely as a result of the military coup, thus there is a reduction in professional staff. Some employees have also had their salaries reduced, and some have been laid off.

There are no fewer than 70 hotels, motels, and guest houses in Mon State, and with the shutdown of hotel businesses, some of them have reduced their staff, so thousands of families who depend on these businesses are facing difficulties.

News – Than Lwin Times

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