About a third of domestic flight operations will resume from May 25 under strict norms. All commercial passenger flights were suspended with effect from March 25, when the country came under a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Hallstatt, a small picturesque village in Austria, is left deserted amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing crises has impacted the tourism industry, affecting mainly locals at tourist places who are mostly dependent on earnings from travellers
Here are a few pictures to show how coronavirus has left the city’s famed tourism hotspots deserted as holidaymakers stay home.
Then and now photos of tourist attractions show how the coronavirus outbreak has wreaked havoc on the tourism industry in Asia.
Speaking at the '15th CII Annual Tourism Summit 2019', Kant said the tourism sector can be one of the biggest drivers of India's economic growth as higher visitor numbers spur employment opportunities.
International tourism receipts for India grew from 22.42 billion dollars in 2016 to 27.36 billion dollars last year.
Stating that tourism sector was doing "extremely well", he said in 2017 alone, there was an increase of 15.2 percent in the foreign tourist arrivals to the country.
Terming the budget as "overall, a well-balanced, pro-poor, pro-growth budget" Amber Dubey, Partner and Head (Aerospace and Defence) of KPMG in India said the announcement of select AAI airports in Tier 2 cities to be taken up for operation and maintenance in PPP mode is a development step.
"Right now, IT services (industry) is about USD 150 billion, mostly export-oriented and tourism is USD 120 billion, growing at 7.50 percent," Jagdish N Sheth, Professor of Marketing at Emory University, USA, told PTI.
The proposed PPP models will be at Gajaldoba near Siliguri and in Jharkhali region of Sunderbans.
Anil Khandelwal, CFO, Cox and Kings says the company is now through with the strategic rebalancing of its businesses and no further action is likely on that front.
Like exporters, based on foreign exchange earnings, tour operators should also get exemption of service tax on package tours as the payment is received in foreign exchange.
India`s government last week decided to extend its visa-on-arrival scheme to 180 countries worldwide from just 11 countries previously in a bid to boost tourist arrivals in the country.
It is vital for the government to reduce the tax burden on the tourism industry if it wants to achieve the 1 percent share of the international tourist arrivals by 2016 from 0.60 percent at present
The travel and tourism Industry in India is truly handicapped, says Madhavan Menon, Managing Director of Thomas Cook (India).
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday has emphasised on conservation of forests and water bodies to sustain tourism industry in the state.