Rajasthan registers recovery in tourist inflow, as compared to 72 percent dive last year
Rajasthan has witnessed a steady recovery in tourist footfall since the lockdown was lifted in June last year, and people started to travel albeit under restrictions. As per the newest reports, Rajasthan recorded a drop of 71 percent tourist footfall in 2020 as compared to 2019, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Reportedly, during the primary two months of 2021, the deficiency in terms of incoming visitors has shrunk further to 49 percent, compared to January and February in 2020. Reports have it that tourism in Rajasthan was almost nil after April and should, when the state received zero visitors, whereas around 26113 visitors visited the state in June.
Further, as per the reports, Rajasthan was the primary within the country to open its state monuments from June 2 for visitors. Since then, it's been witnessed that the number of tourists continued to rise steadily, which recorded 13.59 lakh tourists within December 2020.
This year, in January and February, the tourist inflow was further strengthened when the state registered 16.02 lakh and 18.55 lakh tourists, respectively. about this, a senior tourist department official informed that the upward trend will likely continue within the coming months, although the summer season will again likely be a dull tourist season.
Tourism Department Director Nishant Jain said that given the way during which the pandemic has disrupted business and life, a gentle pace of growth in tourist inflow is reassuring. From registering zero visitors, to the stage that they need to be reached now, they're expecting to touch the pre-COVID tourist figures likely soon, he added.
Further, the Tourism Department Director has assured that the department is playing its part in reviving the world, which they're participating in tourism marts happening in various cities to activate their source markets.
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