Phailin impact: intl tourism shows deferred

The Odisha government’s ambitious plans of promoting its tourism potential overseas have come a cropper because of the Phailin aftershock.

Struggling to recover from massive losses, the tourism department has put on hold proposed road shows that were to be held in Myanmar and Sri Lanka later this month.

The road show in Colombo was supposed to be held on October 21, while the one in Myanmar has been postponed from October 25 to an undecided date.

“At present, we are focusing on restoring the tourism industry, which is in doldrums in the wake of the natural calamity. We have postponed the foreign road shows to later dates,” state tourism director Manoranjan Pattnaik told TOI.

Full report here Times of India 


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