Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In order to attract tourists from abroad and create job opportunities for locals, the Maharashtra government has decided to develop some resorts and land of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) akin to international standards by tying up with four and five-star hotel professionals and tourists.
“The state government wants to develop the tourist destinations in Maharashtra on an international level. This will attract tourists from abroad and provide employment to locals,” said Deepak Harane, regional manager of the MTDC.
In the first phase, the MTDC resorts at Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Harihareshwar and Mithbau and vacant plots in Sindhudurg district, Tadoba and Fardapur will be developed with the help of public private partnership.
“The initiative will also ensure the much needed push to the tourism industry, which has been hit by the pandemic. It will help the industry flourish once again. The improved facilities will attract tourists and provide business to local traders, tour operators, travel companies and markets for the locally developed products,” Harane added.
There would be a lot of investments in the sector after the industry stakeholders like tourism professionals and hoteliers, join hands with the state to improve the government properties, Harane said.
Amusement park, adventure sports and water park facilities will be improved at the tourist destinations, which will also make sure that beaches, historical forts and hill stations receive a facelift as well, he said.