The government’s focus on infrastructure development, improving accessibility and plans to develop 17 sites into world class tourist destinations in this year’s Budget will boost the sector, travel and tourism players said.
OYO India South Asia CEO Aditya Ghosh said: “The boost to infrastructure, labour reforms, access to capital and talent for start-ups and MSMEs alike will drive productivity and consumption, which is also good news for the hospitality, travel and tourism industry“.
Saying that developing 17 tourism sites will give a boost to the travel and tourism sector, ITC WelcomHeritage GM Sanjeev K Nayar said: “The budget has talked about developing 17 iconic tourism sites, which we are certain will benefit the hospitality sector and all other stake holders of the travel industry as this will create fresh demand of hotels and other tourist related infrastructure.”
“The decision to develop 17 iconic tourism sites into world-class tourist destinations will further help in boosting tourism in those regions and at the same time serve as a model for other tourism sites in the country,” he added.
Creation of additional tourism sites is a positive move that will have a long term impact in boosting tourist inflow and enhancing the overall visitor experience, ixigo CEO Co-founder Aloke Bajpai said.
“Setting up a digital repository of architecture, traditional art and folk dances is an excellent way to showcase our country’s rich tribal cultural heritage and promote authentic and ethno-tourism,” he added.
In a similar vein, V Resorts Founder and CEO Aditi Balbir said: “The development of 17 iconic tourist sites as world-class tourist centres by the government comes as great news for the hospitality and tourism sector”.
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