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Pandemic Impact Airy Rooms Must Stop Operation as of 31 May

The Covid-19 pandemic has not yet seen its end. However, many companies that have clearly seen their final fate, went collapse. Not a few businesses that collapsed, workers who got laid off, and also economic life that is not clear in the future. The economic impact of this pandemic is truly enormous and is felt by almost all countries in the world.

One of the most affected sectors is the tourism sector, especially hospitality. The absence of tourists visiting all tourist attractions makes this sector bleed. Many hotels are laid off and not paid for. Not just hotels, online booking applications must also be ‘fasting’ at this time. Even one of the start-ups in the leading low-cost hotel booking application, Airy Room, has to close down.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Airy Room will close operations as of May 31

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A Startup company engaged in the booking of low-cost hotel, Airy Rooms, announced that it would stop operating permanently on May 31, 2020. Declining revenue due to the Corona pandemic and the loss of human resources were several reasons why the company had to close down. An indication of Airy’s bankruptcy has been seen since April when the company fired 70 percent of its staff. Airy Rooms then contacted its partners (in this case hotels) via email to terminate the collaboration as of May 31, 2020.

This news would certainly be bad news for the budget-minded traveler who was helped by the existence of Airy Rooms

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“We decided to stop operations due to the Covid-19 outbreak and we have made our best efforts to overcome the effects of this national disaster. However, due to a significant decline in business and a reduction in the number of human resources we have, we have decided to stop our business activities permanently, “Airy Rooms was quoted as saying by DealStreetAsia.

The company that was established in 2015 is affiliated with another company, Traveloka. For almost 5 years of operation, the name Airy is quite good at providing cheap alternative lodging on the digital network it offers. Only with a capital of 100 thousand (even less), a traveler can enjoy a hotel room with the nuances of typical Airy blue plus snacks, something that is rarely given in cheap hotels like Airy.

For the world of tourism, the collapse of Airy added a bad list of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic to the tourism sector. If such conditions do not gradually improve, digital travel companies such as Traveloka, Tiket, Pegi-Pegi, and others can suffer the same fate as Airy.

Hopefully, that does not happen huh. Hopefully, this pandemic will pass. For Airy, thank you for helping a traveler stay at a cheap hotel.



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