Hotelier in Delhi are joining the anti-China bandwagon.
The Delhi Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association says its member hotels will ban any Chinese guests as anti-China sentiment builds around the country.
It follows skirmishes last month between soldiers of both sides in a Himalayan border region.
The association, which represents about 3,000 budget properties with 75,000 hotel rooms in the Indian capital, took the decision to ‘support our government in this war-like situation with China.’
It is mostly symbolic as international borders are still closed.
“Everyone in the country is protesting against Chinese aggression in their own way. Delhi Hotel Association has decided that we will not allow any bookings for Chinese people at our hotels. We will not allow them to stay at our hotels,” the association’s general secretary Mahendra Gupta said.
India is not a major destination for Chinese travellers with about 300,000 visiting annually.
That will likely collapse when borders do finally open.
There is a growing movement to boycott all ‘made in China’ goods.
The hotel association said all member businesses will not use any Chinese made products in their hotels.