The travel business isn’t exactly booming at the moment thanks to the social distancing and safety protocol necessary to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). So as you can imagine, hotels that typically expect to welcome tourist and business travelers face an uphill battle.
Tokyo’s Hotel New Shohei is one such hotel, but they’re offering a very hospitable and hard-to-beat campaign to revive lodging in their vacant rooms–free lodging and even drinks.
The hotel simply asks guests to fulfill one condition to access a free stay–simply upload photos of your stay and experience to a social media account or blog. That’s it.
Located just three minutes from Yotsuya Station with direct access to many popular attractions in Tokyo, Hotel New Shoei has been a popular lodging hub for business travelers and tourists looking for a convenient and comfortable base as they explore Tokyo, but have been struggling with filling their rooms due to the pandemic.
I – Word Understanding
Uphill – difficult
Hub – center of activity
II – Have Your Say
1, How does social media help in reviving tourism? Why do you think it is effective?
2, If you are planning for a trip, where do you get information and where do you base your decision?
3, What were the factors you considered when planning a trip? What additional precautions would you take now that we are in a pandemic?