Travel enthusiasts and tour operators might not have given much thought to safe, clean and hygiene destinations during the planning phase in the pre-Covid days. But this might not hold good going forward, as the pandemic has shaken travellers and tour operators alike.
The current pandemic could be an opportune time to rethink a roadmap for building a clean, safe and environment-friendly ecosystem, say leading travel and tourism associations.
Industry insiders aver that tourism would play a pivotal role in getting the economy back on track, once India starts recovering from the pandemic.
The industry’s contribution to India’s GDP in 2019 stood at 9.3 per cent, and is said to account for over 8 per cent of the total employment.
Leading travel and tourism associations have, ahead of the World Tourism Day on September 27 joined hands to appeal to the government to strengthen the packaging waste collection and recycling