The pandemic may have kept us at home, closed down our office space and even sent some of us out of our jobs. But what has the post-pandemic era has brought for us are have included working from home, restricted number of people in a place and most important innovations on how to best be safe in these times.
One such example is the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is aiming to improve the quality of life for those who are looking to change their view but still stay within four walls.
IR’s wholly-owned subsidiary has launched a “work from hotel” package, in which professionals living in Kerala will have the option of working from hotel rooms as opposed to the traditional ‘work from home’ set-up.
A statement released by IRCTC said that the steps were being taken by the Railways’ catering and tourism arm to rekindle guests’ confidence in availing hospitality services in the post-COVID world.
Pricing for the package is 10,126 per person by triple occupancy for a five-night stay, which includes disinfected rooms, all meals, twice tea/coffee, complimentary wi-fi, secured parking, and travel insurance.
“In the ongoing lockdown period, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has launched exclusive packages for professionals to continue with their work with a different yet refreshing and soothing ambience from the comfort of hotel rooms, wherein they can relax and enjoy along with their routine.
Working away from the typical office setting has become the new normal during these pandemic times. Professionals can pick their favourite destination in Kerala among the list of hotels offered under the ‘work from hotel’ concept”
The statement reads.
Initially, the platform will offer professional locations in Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam, Wayanad, and Cochin.
Similar packages are also being explored for other locations, according to the statement. The package would last for a minimum of five nights, which could then be extended to seven nights.
This package was designed with COVID-19 in mind and does not include sightseeing, it said.
The COVID-19 death toll in India climbed to 2,54,197, up 4,205 from the previous year while 3,48,421 new infections were reported according to recent data from the Union Health Ministry.