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Tourism back on track post control over pandemic: Official

Representative Image: The government is trying to provide a safe environment for tourists across the country.   | Photo Credit: G. MOORTHY

Domestic tourism in India is gradually getting back on track, as the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control, a senior official of the Union Tourism Ministry said here.

There has been a steady increase in travel bookings for Goa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh among other states, Union tourism secretary Yogendra Tripathi said after attending the “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat” roadshow here on Friday night.

The roadshow was organised jointly by the Centre and the Madhya Pradesh government to promote domestic tourism.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic is now under control in the country and several restrictions have been relaxed, tourism activities are on rise in Goa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and other states,” the official said.

“Special circumstances have arisen across the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The confidence in tourism is more important than the number of tourists,” he said, adding that the government is trying to provide a safe environment for tourists across the country.

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