Tourism is steadily reviving across India with several states opening up for travellers. As travel restrictions ease, people have started taking holidays with their friends and family while following safety precautions and guidelines.
Club Mahindra, India’s leading and most trusted vacation ownership company, a part of the US$ 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, is already welcoming its 258,000+ members back to its resorts across India.
The company has already commenced operations at all five resorts in Gujarat including Gir, Dwarka, Azzaro, Ahmedabad, Nadiad. In September, the resorts are seeing increased occupancy levels of 60% and upwards.
Guests are opting for off-beat, non-congested tourist destinations to avoid crowds as social-distancing remains critical. They are choosing to stay with trusted brands like Club Mahindra which has large resorts including studios and apartments to help people stay safe indoors and outdoors.
Trends like weekend get-aways, staycations, and workcations are some of the more popular trends among travellers from Gujarat. As guests are still cautious about traveling by air and trains, they are holidaying at destinations that are within drivable distances of their homes.
Guests from Gujarat are preferring to travel in their own vehicles especially within the state as well as to Rajasthan, Maharashtra & MP as inter-state travel restrictions have eased. Some of the most popular destinations among guests from Gujarat include Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Kanha, Dwarka, Gir & Hatgad.
Commenting on the state, Mr. Kavinder Singh, MD & CEO, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd, said, “Gujarat is a very important market for us, and we have resumed operations at all five of our resorts in the state. Our members from Gujarat are traveling in their own vehicles and visiting destinations in adjoining states including Rajasthan, Maharashtra and MP as the travel restrictions have eased. In September we are seeing occupancy at 60% and upwards at some of our resorts in Gujarat.”
Guests from Gujarat travel all throughout the year and in all seasons. Club Mahindra offers these discerning members newer destinations and experiences – domestic as well as international. It offers a wide range of accommodations including one and two bedroom apartments to accommodate families together. The rooms have a small kitchenette that provides the guests the freedom to heat, and prepare their own special meals including vegetarian food.
Club Mahindra remains deeply committed to the health and safety of its members and staff and has put in place very strict sanitation and hygiene protocols to enable Contactless Service and Social Distancing at its resorts as part of the company’s ‘SafeStay’ program.
In addition, it has launched an door to door travel solution called ‘Travel with Confidence’ to, as the name suggests, build confidence in travellers through a range of services including COVID Insurance, Travel Insurance, COVID Testing, and Car Sanitation services. “With these solutions, we are ensuring that our members can take a hassle free, well-deserved holiday, to relax and rejuvenate,” added Mr. Singh.
Club Mahindra has re-designed the entire guest experience at its resorts, right from check-in, to in-resort experiences including F&B, to make them all contactless as part of ‘SafeStay’ program. The company’s staff have undergone extensive training to ensure physical distancing, sanitation frequency and safe service interactions.
The company has also partnered with leading experts in the healthcare and technology sectors to implement enhanced safety procedures. These measures have been certiﬁed by Bureau Veritas, a recognised world leader in testing, inspection and certiﬁcation of safety standards.
Some of the other scenic vacation locations where Club Mahindra has already commenced operations include Coorg, Cherai, Poovar, Thekkady, Udaipur, Kumbalgarh, Munnar, Varca, Corbett, Mussoorie, Dharamshala, Kandaghat, Mashobra, Manali and Kanatal.