Foreigners and domestic customers drastically reduced with the new Corona Matsuyama Dogo Onsen April 15 15:16

At Dogo Onsen, a tourist attraction in Matsuyama City, almost no foreign tourists can be seen due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and due to the decline of domestic customers, accommodation facilities in hot spring towns are in a difficult situation. .

In Matsuyama City, all scheduled international flights connecting Matsuyama Airport with Shanghai, Taipei in Taiwan, and Seoul have been canceled due to the new coronavirus since the 9th of last month. The number of bathing guests at the communal bath centering on the "main building" fell by about 30% last month from the same month last year.

According to the Dogo Onsen Ryokan Cooperative Association, which is a group of hotels and inns in hot spring towns, the number of overnight guests at Dogo Onsen fell sharply last year due to a sharp decrease in the number of foreign tourists and the spread of infection in Japan. Bookings for this month have fallen further, with less than half of the same month, and some hotels and inns are temporarily closing.

Of these, a major ryokan in the hot spring district closed temporarily from 31st to 28th of this month due to the fact that last month's sales fell by nearly 60% from last year, and we are preparing for the resumption of the large holidays. I came.

However, after this month's announcement of an emergency situation based on the law, cancellations of lodging reservations during consecutive holidays from the Tokyo metropolitan area, the Kansai area, and other areas not covered by the declaration have increased, and executives continue to I am busy with correspondence.

As a bitterness measure, the union launched a campaign for tourists all over the country to cut the hotel charges for hotels and inns in hot spring towns to half the price on weekdays, but it was forced to suspend it due to the declaration of an emergency. , There is no way to hit.

Hiroshi Kawauchi, president of the Dogo Prince Hotel, said, "Inbound has completely reached zero. In addition, if a strong message such as a declaration of emergency comes out, I think that the tourism industry will have to stop anymore." I am talking.