The State authorities will quickly represent a high-level committee to assist revive the tourism sector that has been badly hit by the pandemic.
Minister for Tourism M. Mathiventhan, who chaired a gathering on the Tourism Division headquarters on Thursday, stated the committee would formulate a restoration plan for the sector, which helps usher in overseas trade, creates jobs and generates income.
The committee will talk about methods and means to make sure the protection of travellers by following security protocols in a post-COVID-19 state of affairs. With its temples, infrastructure like motels, good connectivity and security for vacationers, Tamil Nadu will get the utmost variety of guests.
A tourism trade professional stated it was good that Tamil Nadu was trying to attract up a plan to revive the sector. States like Gujarat and Karnataka have taken steps to supply reduction to the sector. They’ve introduced the tourism sector as an trade, he stated.
In Gujarat, the federal government has exempted motels, eating places, water parks and resorts from paying property tax for a yr. Equally, they’re exempted from a set cost within the electrical energy invoice and must pay solely the precise electrical energy consumption, he stated.
A hotelier stated they welcomed the federal government’s transfer to assist entice each home and overseas vacationers. “Resorts have been badly hit. Together with motels, individuals working journey businesses, taxi and bus operators, tour operators, guides and even autorickshaw drivers have been affected by the pandemic. Pressing intervention is critical,” he stated.