Ahmedabad on Sunday 19th November 2023 Narendra Modi Stadium Cricket between India and Australia in world cup 2023 The final match will be played. How much craze there is for this final can be gauged by looking at the flight and hotel fares in Ahmedabad on this day. Hotel room rates in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and airfares to the city are skyrocketing. As the World Cup final excitement reaches its peak, hotel room rates for the match night in top five-star hotels in the city have gone up to Rs 2 lakh, while other hotels have also increased their rates. .
Rent reached Rs 2 lakh
Narendra Somani, President of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Gujarat, said that there is excitement about the World Cup final not only in India, but people from foreign countries including Dubai, Australia and South Africa also want to come to watch the match. There are 5,000 rooms in three star and five star hotels in Ahmedabad, while in entire Gujarat this number is around 10,000. Narendra Modi Stadium has a capacity of more than 1.20 lakh people and we expect 30,000 to 40,000 people to come from outside to watch this match.
Hotels become expensive due to increase in demand
He said, since the demand for hotel rooms is high, their rates are also increasing. The rooms which were earlier available at nominal rates, have now reached the price range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.25 lakh. He said that people book flight tickets before booking hotels. As the match day approaches, room prices are going to increase not only in Ahmedabad but also in nearby cities.
Rates of 5 star hotels are on fire
Online rates for rooms in five-star hotels have reached almost Rs 2 lakh per night on various hotel booking sites. The rates for hotels like ITC Narmada and Hyatt Regency are more than Rs 2 lakh on online sites. Even non-star hotels have increased their rates by five to seven times to cash in on the crowd.
Small hotels also increased rates
Hotel Crown on CG Road, which generally charges Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 per night. He has increased his rates to more than Rs 20,000. The hotel staff has confirmed this. Meanwhile, airfares to Ahmedabad from various cities have increased significantly compared to the normal rates. For flights coming from Chennai, the rates are around Rs 5,000 in normal times, but now they are Rs 16,000 to Rs 25,000.
Air fares also increased
Travel agent Manubhai Pancholi told PTI that due to high demand from Ahmedabad, airfares for flights to the city from almost all places have increased three to five times. He said that cricket fans are ready to pay a high price to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and watch India play the final in their country. Demand for hotels and tickets has increased. Match tickets are also being sold in black.