Visakhapatnam tourism witnessing revival after COVID-19 second wave

Published on : Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Visakhapatnam tourism is witnessing a revival after the COVID-19 second wave. The number of tourists visiting the region in the Dasara season has increased significantly.

As per Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC), from October 1 to 19, the corporation generated revenue of about Rs. 1.61 crore, which is indeed a big improvement after the COVID-19 second wave.

“APTDC hotels and cottages in Visakhapatnam city and in the hill stations in the Agency area had an Occupancy Ratio of about 85% to 90% this Dasara season. A large number of tourists had arrived from Odisha, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, apart from several districts like Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam and twin Godavari in Andhra Pradesh,” said an official.

Borra Caves, Padmapuram Gardens, tribal museum, Katika, Kopthapalle and a few other waterfalls along with boating services at various beaches in Visakhapatnam, witnessed good number of tourists.

Thousands of tourists visitedLambasingi, the tribal hamlet in Chintapallemandal. Local tourist attractions like TU-142 aircraft museum, Kursura submarine museum, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP), Kailasagiri, R.K Beach and Rushikonda Beach, also witnessed huge rush.

The tourism officials said that the tourism sector suffered a loss of around Rs. 12 crorein the wake of the pandemic. After the Dasara season, they are hoping for tourism to recover.

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