Using Online Travel Agencies (OTA) is the preferred mode of booking hotel rooms in Bangladesh
An online survey found that 62.2% of people in the country prefer to stay in a hotel while spending holidays.
However, at the moment 40% of respondents do not consider staying in a hotel, unless an effective vaccine is available in the market, while 28.9% will consider may be in the next three months or so and 31.1% feel that they do not mind staying in the hotel even now, said a press release.
The survey, conducted by premier travel & tourism publication- The Bangladesh Monitor between 1 and 25 October was participated by 2148 respondents from different genders, professions and ages.
Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of The Bangladesh Monitor disclosed the survey results at a webinar attended by leading hoteliers of the country, tour operators, representatives from media among others on Thursday.
Ram Chandra Das, Chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation was Chief Guest on the occasion.
In Bangladesh, 71.1% of people now prefer to stay in a hotel, when they are traveling, while 24.4% with their relatives and the rest with their friends. But a 44.4% of the hotel seekers would choose a budget hotel, 33.3% a 4-5 star hotel, and the rest a boutique hotel.
Amid the ongoing pandemic, 40% of respondents feel that health & hygiene protocols, maintained by the Bangladeshi hotels are not satisfactory, 37.8% consider those quite good, while 22.2% are not worried about it.
Using Online Travel Agencies (OTA) is the preferred mode of booking hotel rooms in Bangladesh now, as 52.1% opted for this, while 42.7% prefer to do directly with the hotels and the rest through tour operators.