EXPLORING WAYS TO ATTRACT TOURIST
Northeast Today|August 2020
EXPLORING WAYS TO ATTRACT TOURIST
As the Government of India has announced the Phase 3 of the Unlock process in India- all the states are working towards opening up and thereby reviving the economy in their respective states. Arunachal Pradesh, which has a strong tourism-based economy is exploring ways to attract tourist to the state.
Amar Jyoti Borah

Arunachal Pradesh, a major tourism destination in India has suffered major losses due to the COVID pandemic and the series of lockdown and Covid related protocols initiated by the Union Government and the State Government.

The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh of the BJP led state government, Pema Khandu has been working on ways to tap this massive tourism potential, but was hit by a major setback after the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.

According to reports, the state lost around 2.02 lakh tourists post mid-March. Issuing of Inner Line Permit (ILP) had to be suspended due to the Covid restriction and then the series of Lockdown, which seriously damaged the tourism sector in the state. But it will be wrong to single out only Arunachal Pradesh, as the tourism sector across the country was hugely affected, said a senior official of the tourism department of Arunachal Pradesh.

Now to be able to tap on the tourism potential with the travel restrictions being likely to ease soon, the Arunachal Pradesh government has started tourism campaigns to attract tourists.

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