Tourist accommodation is one of the key segment of tourism industry. The Ministry of Tourism has endeavoured to create a robust information system about various accommodation units throughout the country. Availability of data is crucial for framing various policies and strategies for promotion and development of tourism as a whole. The COVID19 pandemic also Highlighted the urgent need for creation of a comprehensive national database to disseminate information about preventive measures. This information system will be of immense assistance to ensure a greater insight into the impact of policy making as well as coordination during unforeseen incidents like current crisis.