Konkan witnesses increase in Diwali tourism


MUMBAI
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has seen a substantial increase in tourism during this festive season of Diwali. This year, the Konkan belt has enjoyed the highest number of tourist inflow in Maharashtra followed by the Vidarbha region. Beaches and the forests of Maharashtra were the most preferred attractions apart from the World Heritage sites like Ajanta and Ellora.

Speaking exclusively to Financial Express Online, Dr Jagdish Patil, managing director, MTDC, said, “This year, tourism in Maharashtra got an excellent response. The Konkan region has seen a 100 per cent occupancy, even the Vidarbha region did well.”

Speaking about the outcome of the MTDC show in Times Square, New York, which was hosted to increase the international tourist footfall in Maharashtra during Diwali, Patil said, “The MTDC show in Times Square was hosted just to create awareness about Diwali, internationally. Many foreign tourists may not have visited Maharashtra during this festival season, but we cannot judge the success of that show as it was hosted only a month back. ”

Full report here Indian Express

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