Andhra Pradesh to introduce tourism app soon
Andhra Pradesh will soon launch an app for the convenience of the public to provide information related to tourism destinations, hotels and special packages, said Muttamsetti Srinivas Rao,Tourism Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The app will be launched by Dasara.
Rao has said that the tourism department had suffered huge losses due to the Covid pandemic. The department has netted a revenue of INR 60 crore as against the usual income of about INR 120 crore.
The minister said the government has proposed to establish five and seven-star hotels across 13 districts to boost tourism and the hospitality sector through Public-Private Partnership. In this regard, Oberoi Group has come forward to invest in setting up five-star and seven-star hotels in Visakhapatnam and Tirupati.
Further, the minister said that proposals are still on for bringing seaplanes to boost the tourism attractions of the State and asserted that focus was laid on designing special tourism packages to attract local tourists. He later announced that World Tourism Day will be celebrated on the 27th of this month. Plans are devised to improve amenities at four tourism zones proposed in the state. Measures are being taken to make tourism a main revenue earner for the State in the coming days, he added. (Source New India Express)