ahead of the Cricket World Cup final.
He added that hotel rates are rising in tandem with the high demand for rooms, with certain rooms that were formerly available at low prices now costing anything from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.25 lakh.The cost of hotel rooms in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and travel expenses to the city have increased dramatically due to the high demand from fans of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and India, which is scheduled to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Sunday. With the world cup final approaching, hotel room rates for the match night have climbed to as much as Rs 2 lakh in the city’s best five-star hotels. Other hotels have also raised their costs by five to seven times.
The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Gujarat President Narendra Somani stated, “There is enthusiasm for the World Cup final not only in India but people from abroad including places like Dubai, Australia and South Africa want to come to watch the match.”
“In Ahmedabad, there are 5,000 rooms in three- and five-star hotels; in Gujarat, there are 10,000 rooms total. The Narendra Modi Stadium can hold up to 1.20 lakh spectators, thus we anticipate that 30,000–40,000 spectators from outside the stadium would attend the game,” the speaker stated.
He added that hotel rates are rising in tandem with the high demand for rooms, with certain rooms that were formerly available at low prices now costing anything from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.25 lakh.
Prior to making hotel reservations, people typically purchase their airline tickets. As the match day approaches, hotel rates would rise in Ahmedabad as well as in the nearby cities, he said.
Online rates for five-star hotels have risen to around Rs 2 lakh per night on a number of booking websites. On the night of the match, the rates listed online by hotels like Hyatt Regency and ITC Narmada exceed Rs 2 lakh.
Even budget accommodations have raised their prices five or seven times in an attempt to capitalise on the surge.
Staff at Hotel Crown on C G Road stated that the hotel’s tariff had jumped to above Rs 20,000 per night from the usual Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000.
Meanwhile, compared to typical, the cost of airfare to Ahmedabad has increased significantly from many destinations.
Normally, tickets for flights departing from Chennai cost about Rs 5,000, but they are currently between Rs 16,000 and Rs 25,000.
Manubhai Pancholi, a travel agent, stated that “flights to Ahmedabad from almost all places have seen airfares rise three to five times due to high demand.”
“To be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and watch India play the finals in their home country, cricket fans are willing to pay the high prices.” Hotel and ticket demand is increasing,” he stated.