A hotel employee prepares to take the temperature of a guest about to check into a hotel in Wuhan on Friday. China has placed the city, at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, under lockdown to contain the disease that has so far claimed 26 lives. Photo: AFP

Major hotel chains waive fees as Wuhan coronavirus outbreak hits Lunar New Year travel plans of millions

  • At least seven hotel chains have said they will offer free changes or cancellations to bookings up to February 8, and with some offering the service worldwide
  • Travel and tourism sector is likely to be hardest hit, and restrictions on travel would disrupt economic activity in the short term, according to the EIU
Topic |   Disease
A hotel employee prepares to take the temperature of a guest about to check into a hotel in Wuhan on Friday. China has placed the city, at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, under lockdown to contain the disease that has so far claimed 26 lives. Photo: AFP
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