Hotels create quarantine packages for travelers wanting to self-isolate
As countries in Asia impose stricter entry requirements on foreign visitors amid a new wave of imported coronavirus infections, hotels in the region are seeing unexpected opportunities as quarantine lodgings for travelers and workers seeking self-isolation venues. Industry players say the unusual proposal of repurposing hotels as quarantine quarters is one way the battered hospitality sector could fill up some rooms and get much-needed revenue during such tough times, while lending a hand to the most affected sectors or communities amid the escalating situation worldwide. While hotels in parts of Europe and the U.S. have announced moves to reutilize their empty properties as shelters for the homeless, in Asia they are more likely to double as temporary housing solutions for workers affected by border closures. Or they serve to help people undergoing mandatory self-isolation due to their possible exposure to the coronavirus.