KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18: The journey and tourism sector in Kuwait has been affected by heavy losses incurred because the starting of the COVID-19 disaster outbreak and the next suspension of air site visitors and the related precautionary measures, which included stopping the reception of residents of 34 international locations together with Egypt, India and the Philippines that symbolize the most important expatriate neighborhood in Kuwait. These losses have resulted within the closure and chapter of a lot of journey and tourism companies, stories Al-Anba each day.
In keeping with knowledgeable sources from this sector, the shares of Kuwait’s journey and tourism companies from reservations have decreased dramatically, reaching about 5 p.c on board flights coming to Kuwait from the banned international locations by transit both in Dubai, Turkey or different international locations.
The price of a ticket for flights from India, the Philippines and East Asian international locations, that are offered as a whole bundle together with the weekly quarantine, resort lodging and PCR evaluation in one of many transit international locations, quantity to about KD 550. The price of flight tickets from Arab international locations akin to Egypt and Lebanon has elevated to KD 600, within the occasion that the ticket was booked from one of many journey workplaces in Kuwait. This has prompted many arriving passengers to guide the bundle by workplaces positioned within the international locations the place they reside or within the transit international locations, the place the worth of a ticket is much less by as much as 50 p.c and doesn’t exceed KD 300 or KD 350.
And as a result of excessive worth of tickets for flights from the banned international locations provided by Kuwait’s journey and tourism companies in comparison with these within the banned or transit international locations, the sources affirmed that workplaces exterior Kuwait now purchase roughly 95 p.c of the full bookings for journeys, which makes them management costs along with enhance within the demand for these tickets.
As for the journey and tourism companies in Kuwait, the sources stated they’ve a restricted variety of seats in every flight, and so they deal with enterprise class in most of them and a small quantity in financial system class.