Published on : Thursday, May 6, 2021
Post COVID, the spotlight of the Ministry of Tourism India will be on promoting offbeat destinations and activities like eco-tourism, wellness retreats and mountaineering among others, said Minister Prahlad Patel.
Mr. Patel said this while virtually addressing the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Italy.
He said that India has a strong and vibrant system of traditional medicines, meant for holistic healing and the ministry seeks to attract tourists for this.
Mr. Patel congratulated Italy’s Minister of Tourism Massimo Garavaglia and the government of the European country for holding the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting in these difficult times.
Mr. Patel said, “The ministry’s focus would be on promoting off-beat destinations and places such as nature and eco-tourism, wildlife, wellness retreats, mountaineering and trekking among others. Besides, India has a strong and vibrant system of traditional medicines, which provide for holistic healing. India would like to offer to the world, post COVID-19, calm, peace and health through yoga, Ayurveda and other forms of traditional treatments and spiritual surroundings. I am optimistic that the tourism sector would fully recover from the impact of COVID-19 disruption and emerge stronger post COVID with the rollout of vaccination programmes across the countries.”