Coro­n­avirus fall­out cont

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LAST month saw a 75% de­cline in ho­tel oc­cu­pancy in main­land China from 14 to 26 Jan due to coro­n­avirus, STR has found.

A pre­lim­i­nary ho­tel per­for­mance im­pact showed that main­land China’s oc­cu­pancy, at 70% on 14 Jan, fell all the way to just 17% on the fi­nal day of the anal­y­sis, 26 Jan.

The Queens­land Tourism In­dus­try Coun­cil (QTIC) also noted it was li­ais­ing with the Qld Gov­ern­ment and Tourism and Events Queens­land among oth­ers to en­sure it has a con­sis­tent and com­pre­hen­sive un­der­stand­ing of the im­pacts of the out­break on its own in­dus­try.

“We wel­come both the State Gov­ern­ment and the [Fed­eral] Gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to boost mark­ing ef­forts, es­pe­cially in the do­mes­tic mar­ket,” QTIC said.

“We are urg­ing both gov­ern­ments to con­sider the need for mea­sures that can sup­port busi­nesses that are fac­ing im­me­di­ate cash-flow is­sues.”

MEAN­WHILE, more than 3,500 pas­sen­gers have been quar­an­tined on Di­a­mond Princess af­ter a pre­vi­ous guest tested pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus.

The pas­sen­ger dis­em­barked in Hong Kong on 25 Jan to visit a hospi­tal, where he was di­ag­nosed with the virus, with the cruise line re­port­ing that “he is in sta­ble con­di­tion and the fam­ily mem­bers trav­el­ling with him re­main symp­tom-free”.

Sil­versea has also re­vised a num­ber of itin­er­ar­ies, with the 01 Feb sail­ing of Sil­ver Spirit now dis­em­bark­ing in Manila, which is also the re­vised em­barka­tion point of the 15 Feb sail­ing.

Muse’s Sin­ga­pore to Yoko­hama sail­ing will also now call on Puerto Princesa & Coron in­stead of Shang­hai and Hong Kong.

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