Committee to help revive tourism
The State authorities will quickly represent a high-level committee to help revive the tourism sector that has been badly hit by the pandemic.
Minister for Tourism M. Mathiventhan, who chaired a gathering on the Tourism Department headquarters on Thursday, mentioned the committee would formulate a restoration plan for the sector, which helps usher in international trade, creates jobs and generates income.
The committee will talk about methods and means to guarantee the protection of travellers by following security protocols in a post-COVID-19 state of affairs. With its temples, infrastructure like inns, good connectivity and security for vacationers, Tamil Nadu will get the utmost variety of guests.
A tourism trade professional mentioned it was good that Tamil Nadu was trying to draw up a plan to revive the sector. States like Gujarat and Karnataka have taken steps to present aid to the sector. They have introduced the tourism sector as an trade, he mentioned.
In Gujarat, the federal government has exempted inns, eating places, water parks and resorts from paying property tax for a yr. Similarly, they’re exempted from a set cost within the electrical energy invoice and could have to pay solely the precise electrical energy consumption, he mentioned.
A hotelier mentioned they welcomed the federal government’s transfer to help appeal to each home and international vacationers. “Hotels have been badly hit. Along with hotels, people running travel agencies, taxi and bus operators, tour operators, guides and even autorickshaw drivers have been affected by the pandemic. Urgent intervention is necessary,” he mentioned.