Very few advance hotel booking for the summer tourist season is worrying hoteliers in Himachal who believe continuing IPL matches and upcoming Lok Sabha elections will put their impact on the tourism till May 23. Peak summer tourist season in Himachal begins in mid-April and lasts till June end. As most hotels remain fully occupied

With 100 percent occupancy, this is indeed a good time for over 500 hotels in Manali, but over 150 hotels that do not have online booking facilities have occupancy rate of less than 50 percent. Having fewer bookings, small hoteliers in Manali rues the summer season is very lean this time. Over 80 percent of