According to a recent survey done by hospitality consultant, Avighna Solutions, over 65 per cent of people surveyed are planning to order food online and stock up on their alcohol to ring in the New Year.
Also, around 50 per cent will stay at home instead of going out amid COVID-19 outbreak, it added.
The survey mentioned that only 10 per cent people are keen on going out to hotels or restaurants while 15 per cent people have planned a holiday to either hills or a beach to bid farewell to 2020.
“The survey was conducted with over 4,500 respondents from December 1 till December 21 and was compiled using open source data and online responses,” shared Mayank Shekhar, Founder of the consultancy firm.
The survey also claimed that Delhi-NCR will lose Rs 200-250 crore in just one night.
"People are sceptical to go to crowded places with unknown people around. Among those surveyed, 48 per cent want to celebrate the event with family and close friends at the comfort of their homes. 10 per cent of the respondents are keen on celebrating the New Year at a restaurant or hotel," the survey stated.
"More than 65 per cent responded affirmatively that they will order food online from their favourite restaurant and stock up on their alcohol for the day," it stated. Also, 15 per cent of the respondents said they have planned a holiday trip to the hills or a beach to bid farewell to 2020, it added.
However, despite different choices of celebrating New Year's Eve, most people chose to end the year 2020 with a toast. More than two-thirds of the respondents plan to drink alcoholic beverages.
In terms of food, 56 per cent of the people chose north Indian cuisine as their favourite option for ordering online while 'Biryani' was the second-best choice at 23 per cent.
"Our survey clearly shows that people are conscious and aware of their safety and don't want to take any chance by stepping out. Staying at home, ordering food online and stocking up alcohol remained the first choice of respondents," added Shekhar.