Odisha Tourism reopening doors for visitors after being shut for almost two years

 Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The scenic, serene and sublime, Odisha Tourism is reopening its doors for visitors after being shut for almost two years due to the Covid-19 crisis. The advent of winter, which brings a windfall in business every year, is expected to revitalize the pandemic-battered industry.


For providing the much-needed thrust to the ailing sector, the Odisha state government has decided to start several initiatives this year like classical dance events, musical festivals, and eco-retreats at 7-8 places.


The government has also decided to accord state-level festival tags to KoraputParab and BaripadaChhauUtsav and celebrate big events.


With the success of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation’s ‘Nimantran’ restaurant in Bhubaneswar, the OTDC is aiming to open similar restaurants at Puri Blue Flag Beach and Rani Bakhri (Queen’s Palace) of Sambalpur as part of the chain of such hotels for servinggenuineOdia cuisine to visitors from outside.


Popular tourist destinations in Puri, Gopalpur, Konark, Chilika, Paradip, Daringbadi, Koraput, in Odishaare already witnessing a visitor influx in the past few days registering a significant growth in businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector.


However, the prevalent Covidcurb on foreign visitors is still an impediment in the revival of the tourism space in Odisha. Considering the situation, most of the tour operators are also unwilling to open their doors.


Ashok Maharana, Director of Sand Pebbles Group said, “The onset of winter has led to a rise in the incoming of domestic visitors. In case we manage to avert a third wave of the pandemic, we expect the tourist footfall will gradually rise to its full capacity.”

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