Aurangabad tourism overlooked in Maha budget: StakeholdersPTI | Aurangabad | Updated: 09-03-2021 15:49 IST | Created: 09-03-2021 15:43 IST
According to stakeholders in the tourism industry here, the state budget, which was presented on Monday, had not given much attention to increasing the footfall of tourists in the district.
''Apart from national and world heritage sites, there are several places here, which have the potential to become tourist destinations and deserve more focus,'' said Anjali Pratap, the president of Aurangabad Hotel and Restaurant Association.
The association has put forth a proposal for aggressive promotional activities, she said.
The hospitality industry was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and it needed some relaxations, as several people depend on it for their livelihoods, she added.
''Aurangabad is said to be the tourism capital of Maharashtra, but still, it was overlooked. No special programs were announced for tourism marketing in the budget, while other states have come up with post-pandemic recovery programs through tourism,'' Singh said.
''Several spots in Aurangabad can be tapped for tourism potential and there should also be some infrastructure development from tourism point of view,'' he added.
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