More than 65% of those surveyed plan to order food online and stock up on alcohol to ring in the New Years Eve, while nearly 50% will stay home instead of going out amid the epidemic of Covid-19, according to a survey.
Only 10% of people want to go out to hotels or restaurants, while 15% of people have planned a vacation on the hills or on a beach to say goodbye to 2020, revealed the Pan-Indian survey conducted by the hotel consultant. Avighna Solutions.
The survey was conducted among more than 4,500 respondents from December 1 to 21 and was compiled using open source data and online responses, said Mayank Shekhar, founder of the Gurgaon-based consultancy. .
With the pandemic’s shadow over public gatherings, the investigation claimed that Delhi-NCR will lose Rs 200-250 crore in a single night.
“People are skeptical about going to crowded places with strangers. Of those surveyed, 48% want to celebrate the event with their family and close friends in the comfort of their own home. 10% of people interviewed wish to celebrate the New Year in a restaurant or a hotel “, indicates the survey.
“Over 65% said they are going to order food online at their favorite restaurant and stock up on alcohol for the day,” he said.
In addition, 15% of those polled said they planned a vacation trip to the hills or to the beach to say goodbye to 2020, he added.
However, despite different choices of how to celebrate New Years Eve, most people have chosen to end 2020 with a toast.
More than two-thirds of respondents plan to drink alcoholic beverages.
In terms of food, 56% of people chose North Indian cuisine as their preferred option for ordering online, while “Biryani” was the second best choice at 23%.
“Our survey clearly shows that people are aware and aware of their safety and do not want to take any risks by going out. Staying at home, ordering food online and stocking up on alcohol remained the first choice of respondents, ”said Shekhar.
He said fear of the pandemic had clouded the New Year’s celebration and the hospitality industry will have to wait a bit longer to get their customers back and claimed Delhi NCR may well lose Rs 200 crore to Rs 250 crore on the last day of the year.
“The New Year was once a source of money for the entire industry. Celebrities, bands, international DJs, foreign artists and live performances – revelers had several choices. But, the impact of the coronavirus is clear because it doesn’t ‘there are no big celebrations or events this time around,’ he said.