Published 5 months ago
All popular tourist destinations in Kerala may soon be declared as completely vaccinated zones. The government is mulling to supply COVID-19 jabs to all or any those that are involved within the tourism sector, because it has suffered massive losses thanks to the pandemic. Reportedly, the govt has included those involved within the tourism sector within the priority list, listing them as frontline COVID fighters, and has already started providing vaccines to them. This was recently announced by Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas.
The Tourism MInister, while announcing this, added that the tourism sector has already incurred losses thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic to the tune of INR 33675 crore. Elaborating more on this, he added that they're getting to make famous tourist hotspots within the state 100 per cent vaccinated zones by July 15, with support of the health department.
While presenting the budget within the assembly, Mr Riyas also mentioned that INR 50 crore are going to be alloted to the industry for marketing, additionally to the prevailing provision of Rs 100 crore. Further, to supply support to the said sector and to resolve its issues, a rejuvenation package was also announced by the state minister of finance K N Balagopal, who stated that an amount of INR 30 crore has been earmarked as government share for its revival.
Also, to strengthen the world , two new tourism circuits are also announced within the budget; INR 50 crore was allocated for its implementation.