Thursday, August 18, 2022

Gruesome murder has impacted Udaipur’s tourism

The cancellations are a setback for the tourism industry which was seeing return of normalcy after the long Covid-19 pandemic

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Udaipur in Rajasthan has witnessed the cancellation of more than half the hotel bookings made for the next two months. Reason according to hoteliers: the aftermath of the gruesome murder of a tailor.

The cancellations are a setback for the tourism industry which was seeing return of normalcy after the long Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, tourism is the main source of livelihood for a majority of people in the city. They are apprehensive that the killing of the tailor would hurt the image of the city and have a negative impact on the tourism season beginning September.

PTI quoted Sudarshan Dev Singh, Senior Vice President of Hotel Association of Udaipur and owner of Karohi Haveli saying that “immediately after the incident and curfew, guests started cancelling the advance bookings. I had a good number of visitors for weekends during the monsoon season in July and August, but more than 50 per cent bookings for the next two months have been cancelled in the last five to six days.”

Udaipur has also been a top wedding destination but the killing had demolished the city’s image. The two killers did not just murder the tailor, Kanhaiya, but hit the livelihood of lakhs of people who are associated with the tourism trade directly and indirectly, said a tourism stakeholder

Sanjay Kaushik, Secretary of Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators, speaking from Jaipur pointed out that “Udaipur has been a very peaceful city and no such hate crimes have happened. This is a setback not only for Udaipur but for entire Rajasthan where tourism is a key industry”. Many of the tourists who had done advance bookings for Udaipur had cancelled their visits in view of the incident. Kaushik also mentioned that a peaceful environment was one of the major reasons for tourists but the gruesome incident had created a negative impression, reported PTI.

Udaipur is a well-known tourist destination known for its serene atmosphere, picturesque locations and lakes, and enjoys a special place on the country’s tourism map. Tourists, both foreigners and domestic, visit the city of lakes every year. It is also a hub of handicrafts.

Udaipur has also been a top wedding destination but the killing had demolished the city’s image. The two killers did not just murder the tailor, Kanhaiya, but hit the livelihood of lakhs of people who are associated with the tourism trade directly and indirectly, said a tourism stakeholder.

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