The pandemic has made its impact on the worldwide tourism sectors and India is not an exception. Whether it is domestic or international, social distancing and lockdown initiatives affected every tourism sector. However, health is wealth and to protect the allover wealth this was necessary. But, everything can’t remain shut down forever. As people have already started to adjust with the new normal hence it is time to reboot the Indian tourism, and it seems to be possible, gradually.
When it comes to Uttar Pradesh Tourism and Ayodhya or other be in any place in India it requires both planning and practical execution. But, for the sake of tourism, one should not overlook health hazards. That’s why tourism has to set its goal amidst social distancing, face masks and safety precautions. But, why is it so necessary to revive Indian tourism? Let’s check out the answer.
Reasons for Elevating Indian Tourism Post COVID
Tourism associates with not only a single regulatory body but also numerous businesses and enterprises. For instance, flights and hotels have already manifested severe losses due to the current situation. And now, when Indian tourism starts to bloom again these enterprises can get back to the service. Moreover, people associated with these businesses can save their job, as well. Countless businesses and people have suffered due to closed or disrupted businesses.
On the other hand, the Indian economy depends on tourism. Domestic tourism has already been initiated with all available safety measures from proper sanitization to social distancing. Uttar Pradesh tourism and other state tourism are looking forward to granting permissions for internal tourism, on a regular basis. On top of that, the Indian economy gets benefited through the foreign exchange from the tourists, globally.
However, as a consequence of the sudden breakdown of the tourism chain, a loss of Rs. 5 lac crore has been reported since today. It hasn’t discounted small homestays, tourism operators, travel agencies both online and offline. And, the Indian tourism industry contributes more than ten per cent to the GDP values. Since it’s clearly visible that something must be done to trigger off the tourism back in its place like before.
Meanwhile, the government has taken different strategies to prevent businesses from going bankrupt. Both the aviation industry and hotel enterprises require liquidity. In other words, they need the capital to reboot the Ayodhya and Uttar Pradesh tourism literally from scratch. From the business owners’ point of views, extending the loan repayment scheme and other monetary support would be extremely beneficial.
However, it can get the banks stress-wrinkles on their foreheads. Because arranging norms to lending loans and modifying repayment options can endanger the greater economy of the country.
Changes So Far to Revive Indian Tourism
India is known as one of the richest destinations for World Heritages. Whether it is Uttar Pradesh tourism or Bodh Gaya, tourism sectors have been flourishing the economy for decades. But as the Coronavirus hit the entire world, things started changing.
Now, domestic tourism is more encouraged through small businesses. Ministry has launched an initiative named Dekho Apna Desh for people getting rid of the fear of travelling. From pilgrimage to wildlife sanctuaries all have got their places in this recent initiative.
However, this initiative has taken place to bring back confidence among tourists and travellers. Clearly, tourists in Ayodhya and other all India tourist places might hesitate as the basic necessity is safeguarding and travelling at the same time. The Indian government has assured that every stay including hotels, homestays would be properly sanitized. All the hotels and other homestay businesses have to follow the secured government guidelines on hygiene.
Apart from staying and dining out, travellers need to commute through trains and flights, more often. All the aviation industries are working for the best and guaranteed hygienic conditions. Whereas, authorities disinfect trains to a great extent with eco-friendly disinfectants and sanitary facilities. Even, the guidelines haven’t spared tour operators and cab service providers.
On the other hand, the Indian government helps in reviving tourism with short-term and medium-term liquidity benefits. International tourism will avail medium-term benefits. However, the government monitors the initial stage of intra-district tourism facilities for better improvement. The ministry is reviewing the demands of tourism businesses for further permissions or sanctions.
Uttar Pradesh tourism and other tourism projects are emphasizing tourism and adventure sports. Governments promote MICE that are Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions. The bank authorities have modified loan repayment terms for stakeholders at least a year. Also, businesses have got discounts on GST payment terms and time-frames.
But, the matter of fact is that the government is also running out of monetary support while availing revenue for different businesses. The officials even admitted the fact and mentioned the shrinking economy, recently.
India has to focus on virtual technologies to reboot the tourism and hospitality industries. Yes, India is working on it but there are more to be achieved with diverse marketing tools. Besides this, tourists should gain confidence in travelling after lockdown. So, protecting hotels, restaurants, cabs and other commuting mediums are necessary with certified sanitization. Businesses should deploy micro-supply chains. And, awareness is one of the most important keys to boosting Indian tourism.