Tourism in McLeod Ganj continues to suffer despite opening of adventure sports

 Even however the state government has opened the outskirts for vacationers in Himachal Pradesh and permitted a wide range of exercises including experience sports like paragliding, yet the travel industry in the slope state is as yet confronting difficulty in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic. 

The individuals engaged with the travel industry here in McLeod Ganj said that sightseers are not for emerging from their homes or travel to places because of the panic of Covid-19. Hoteliers, taxi voyagers or individuals identified with experience sports exercises have said that they have gotten jobless.

“The State government permitted between state development however we don’t have vacationers. Individuals are as yet frightened to venture out due to Covid-19. Numerous individuals in the region have gotten jobless. The legislature has opened everything except for there are no exercises in Mcleodganj or close by territories nowadays. Just nearby individuals are visiting here, “Amit Mishra, a hotelier told ANI.

“Many hoteliers are under financial liabilities. Shopkeepers, taxi operators and staff of hotels are almost jobless. The government should give a relief package for the tourism industry,” he included.

Pradeep Kumar, a paraglider pilot stated, “paragliding has been allowed from September 16, so far no clients came here. We have taken all precautionary measures. The government has allowed inter-state movement but tourists are scared to come here. We have zero income from the last six months. All the staff is jobless here.”

Appointee head of the travel industry office in Dharamshala, Sunaina Sharma said that more than 200 paragliding pilots are enlisted with the office.

“The activities like paragliding are allowed from September 16 with specific safety guidelines for tourists and pilots as well. More than 200 paragliding pilots are registered with us. Borders are open now and we are providing online training to the hoteliers and staff members. People are becoming more responsible now. We are hopeful to have sufficient numbers of tourists in the days to come,” She said.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on September said that the travel industry in the state has endured lost around Rs 4,000 crores because of the Covid – 19 pandemic.

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