The blast at the Mahabodhi temple complex is likely to negatively impact tourist arrivals to Bihar, hurting the rising tourism industry of the state.
The blasts have come at a time when the government had planned to promote Bodh Gaya as the state USP in the international tourism market. The incident now has the entire tourism sector shocked and frustrated.
People, including travel agents, tour operators and hoteliers who depend on tourists streaming in before October, feel the serial blasts could result in large scale cancellation of bookings for Buddhist sites such as Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, and Vaishali and cause a heavy losses.
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