Tourism organisation appeals to CM for soft loans on capital investment

  • | Saturday | 21st November, 2020

Darjeeling: Himalayan Hospitality and Tourism Development Network (HHTDN) has made an appeal to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for soft loans on capital investments as a moratorium for the ailing travel and tourism industry. Incidentally the travel tourism industry had to bear the brunt of the pandemic and the lockdown, suffering huge losses. Directly affected are hotels, home stays, tourist transport vehicles, drivers, guides, adventure operators, tour organizers which employ almost 50000 families in Eastern Himalaya" added Sanyal. The travel trade industry of this region is banking on domestic tourism and the Buddhism circuit tourism to help tide over the present situation. In this direction, HHTDN has signed memorandums of understanding with Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) and Association of Buddhist Tour Operators (ABTO.)

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