Travel industry in Agra once again showing signs of revival

 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 


With Covid-19 ravaging across the globe, the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic affected the travel industry in Agra in a harsh way. Agra, which otherwise witnessesa lot of foreign tourists, was immensely impacted due to international flights postponement.

However, as the government restarted international travel from March 27, the travel industry is once again showing signs of revival.

After the pandemic started in India in March 2020, the government had immediately imposed strict restrictions, including shutting down international travel. Majority of the five-star and three-star hotels in Agra closed their doors, including the major handicraft emporiums. Artisans and salesmen linkedwith the travel sector were left stranded and faced serious economic crisis, which persists even now.

However, after the Indian government announced resumption of international flights in March 2022, the tourism industry of Agra is hopingrevival of fortunes. With foreign tourists now allowed to travel to India, business is expected to get back in Agra.

Agra Tourist Welfare Chamber secretary Vishal Sharma said that the arrival of foreign tourists brings a lot of advantages for the local tourism industry.

“Foreign tourists spend much more on travel, hospitality, shopping, and food, which in turn, improves the city’s economy,” said Sharma.

Since there is no direct international flight to Agra at present, all tourists have to come via Delhi by road.

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