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TN tourism department gears up for tourists inflow

- March 23, 2022

Chennai, March 23 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu tourism department is gearing up for the inflow of tourists to the state as international flights are to be resumed from March 27th in the state.

Tamil Nadu tourism secretary, Chandramohan told BPNS that the state has already geared up for the tourist inflow and that it will engage celebrity photographers to capture tourist destinations in the state. These photographs will be displayed at all the airports.

As a first step, these photographs will be displayed widely in Coimbatore airport, and from April onwards, Chennai and Madurai airports will follow suit, the tourism secretary said.

The state will also promote pilgrim tourism and a display system will be brought in that provides details of these temples to the tourists as well as the pooja timings and also explanations about the temple, the period it was constructed, the deity, and other details in a crisp manner.

The tourism secretary also said that after the state has opened out, post-Covid -19, domestic tourism has emerged and added that almost 75 percent of the pre-Covid period domestic tourist inflow is back in state.

The role of private-public partnership is being redrawn in the state and Chandramohan said that a new comprehensive tourism policy will emerge in the state soon. He also said that a lot of departments are involved an inter-departmental consultation process is also taking place before a final consensus has arrived.

He also said that the joint project between Tamil Nadu Tourism Corporation and Royal Madras Yacht club for providing boating tourism as well as various water sports is in the final leg.

Chandramohan said, “ To promote water sports in Chennai- Mahabalipuram sector, adventure sports guidelines are ready and released shortly. We will also be issuing guidelines on the Caravan tourism that is popular in North India.”

The state tourism department is also in the process of coming out with guidelines for homestays. Medical tourism is another major area that is being promoted by the state tourism department but the guidelines on the same are yet to be prepared.