Published on : Saturday, September 19, 2020
Hotels in Kullu district have started reopening and operating step by step, and this helped the tourism industry to get back on track.
Around 50 per cent of the hospitality units in the Manikaran valley restarted their operations on Tuesday. Hotels at Jibhi and the Tirthan valley in Banjar subdivision restarted their operations on September 1. Hoteliers of Manali have also considered reopening their establishments from October 1.
Some hospitality units had already started functioning following the government allowing entry of tourists with some restrictions on July 3.
Kishan Thakur, the President of Manikaran Valley Hotel Association, said that although there were fewer bookings, more queries are now pouring in every day. After removing of e-pass now, more tourists are expected to drop in.
Hotel owners have given training to their staff for ensuring safe operations due to COVID crisis. Mr. Thakur added that operations would be carried out meeting the guidelines of the government.
Tourism in the Manikaran valley is expected to get back on track before Dussehra. The valley is a favourite spot among foreign tourists, especially those from Israel. Many pilgrims from Punjab also visit here to pay obeisance at a Gurdwara. There are more than 300 hospitality units in the Manikaran valley, including hotels, home stay, guesthouses, cottages and camping sites.
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