Mangaluru: Covid curfews break tourism industry's backbone again

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 28: As the Covid gets stronger in the state, the tourism industry is one of those enterprises suffering huge losses. Last year too, tourism was affected by the Coronavirus second wave. At a time when tourism was expected to take off, the increasing Covid19 infections have grounded it again.
During September last year, the tourism sector had somehow limped back to normal. Tourists were sighted again at the beaches, temples and other tourist spots. But within three months, all of this has changed. Except on Saturdays and Sundays, tourists are not at all seen, and the number of visitors coming from other districts and states is almost nil.

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The footfalls were reduced after the night curfew was imposed. With the weekend curfews, the numbers dwindled further. The owners of many stalls, shops around the temple premises, lodges in and near the tourist spots, tourist cars and taxis among many are worried about their future. Even after the government  dropped the weekend curfew and lockdown decisions, tourism sectors will bite the dust if entry to tourist spots are banned, feel the people. 
Even if the situation turns normal by March, it will not benefit the district much as the number of tourists will be very less because of the examination season. By mid-April they can expect the situation to improve but then the rainy season will be approaching. People  who depend on tourism may have to wait till September this year to expect any improvement in the situation.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    tourism is almost non-existent in land of monkeys....covid or no covid..mlore is just a stopover for Keralites as well as those moving to overseas countries if they dont get ticket in Kerala...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    So what happens to the huge tax money sanctioned for BJP ministers favourite tourism industry and development of thier dear touristic spots????…..Covid is challenge and boon for BJP and we are the ultimate losers of our money.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    Breaking news: As the world continues to battle against the ongoing pandemic, a group of Chinese scientists from Wuhan have issued a warning against a new variant of coronavirus named NeoCoV, which is said to be more lethal with a higher infection rate. 

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    this blue jpee has joined hands with communist china to loot people.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    "In its current form, NeoCov does not infect humans but further mutations may make it potentially harmful, the researchers noted."

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  • Tester, Bangalore

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    Please don't create panic and fear.We already got fatigue at home due to fear of current covid ...Let us be careful and lead normal life.....

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Jan 28 2022

    Imagine a 30 DAY complete lockdown, totally unnecessary and completely ruinous. Next time vote with eyes open.

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