Tourists’ inflow picks up in Himachal Pradesh with relaxations in COVID restrictions

Shimla/Manali/Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), July 06 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh has started witnessing an inflow of tourists following relaxation in COVID restrictions by the state government. In less than a month starting from June, there has been traffic of around 6-7 lakh tourists in the Himalayan state. Tourists have started thronging to the destinations like Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Narkanda and other parts of the state. Speaking to ANI, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department Director Amit Kashyap said, “This year till May 31, we received only 13 lakh tourists. But now in June after the restrictions have been relaxed, we have received 6 to 7 Lakh tourists within this period. We have developed the SOPs for the tourists. Meetings were held with the hotel operators, tourism and travel associations. Tourism is a major source of income for the state's economy and we are trying to revive this business. It is being ensured that the protocol is being followed,” Kashyap added.

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