We all are aware of the fact that mountains have been calling us, but due to these testing times, we haven’t been able to visit them for travel and tranquility. The wait is finally over, as the Uttarakhand Government has come up with a unique initiative which is known as “Tourist Incentive Coupon”, which will be paying the tourists visiting the state INR 1000 towards their accommodation expenses. No need to reach out for your reading glasses or get your eyesight tested, you all read that correctly.
According to Uttarakhand’s Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, this offer will come into effect in the next few days and will be applicable for tourists who make e-bookings for a three day stay in a hotel or a homestay. The tourists can avail the discount coupon when they register themselves on the government portal under the tourist category and by doing this they can avail their coupon during the period of their stay at the respective hotel or homestay. This is a really irresistible offer from the Uttarakhand Government, and tourists can plan their visits to Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Nainital amongst other places to visit in Uttarakhand.
This decision was taken by the Uttarakhand state government in a recently concluded cabinet meeting last Friday. The Government also has set in motion orders which will see tourists being refunded their amount who made advance bookings at Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, which still remains closed due to COVID-19.
Tourism is one of the most important and one of the main sources of revenue for the state of Uttarakhand and attracted large numbers of tourists from India and around the world.
This effort by the Government of Uttarakhand is being lauded by the people who work in the tourism sector in the state, and they are hopeful that their livelihood will once again begin to thrive, albeit slowly and gradually.
Uttarakhand is not the only state to come up with novel ideas to attract tourists to visit the state. Madhya Pradesh has also come up with a campaign called “Intezaar Aapka” which calls for the tourists to visit the state in the heart of India. This trend can only make us hopeful of other states of India following suit to Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh, in order to revive tourism.