The scare thrown by the Uttarakhand disaster coupled with frivolous Met office forecasts of heavy rainfall have driven tourists away from Himachal Pradesh’s picturesque tourist destinations.
To make matters worse, mild tremors have been experienced in the state one after another in the past one month. As a result, tourist-footfalls have fallen by more than 70 percent compared to the previous years during this month and the occupancy of hotels has plummeted, say members of the hospitality industry.
“The meteorological office has been forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall across the state since the last fortnight but rainfall has been normal,” Harnam Kukreja, president of the Shimla Hoteliers and Restaurants Association, told IANS.
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