The Market Snapshot: Asia Pacific 2021 highlights an overview of transaction activity in the region and presents 26 cities’ current hospitality landscape; each covering demand and supply dynamics, hotel performances, and key transactions.
This report highlights the key trends in the Indian hospitality sector in 2020 along with the sector performance metrics, brand signings and openings during the year. It also provides our outlook for the sector for 2021.
2020 was a challenging year for hotel transactions in India, with hotel transactions value in the country contracting by approx. 50% compared to the previous year. The uncertain market conditions and COVID-19 related restrictions suppressed M&A activity during the year as companies adopted a wait-and-watch policy.
India's first post-COVID budget failed to provide any direct and immediate support to the Indian hospitality sector. However, the massive fillip given to other allied sectors such as healthcare and infrastructure will indirectly help boost the tourism and hospitality sector’s growth in the long-term.
In the last few weeks, demand for domestic leisure tourism has improved in India, which is a silver lining for the distressed and vulnerable Indian hotels sector. However, sudden changes in regulations are adding to the sector’s woes and may dampen the spirits going forward.