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Budget cuts likely to hit tourism in Munnar

MUNNAR

Even as another tourism season has started and as there is a steady influx of tourists into Munnar, the perfect playground for sunny adventures, it has not proved beneficial to whip up the sagging tourism activities in this tourism destination. “The reason is as simple as the tourists have found economical methods to cut back on luxuries and curtail expenses in these dizzying heights,” George, president, Munnar Emerging Eco Tourism Society, told ‘Express.’

The promoters of resorts, home stays and lodges are licking their wounds after suffering a slide in their revenue in the past few years as a backlash to global slowdown, he said. Hotels and lodges have recorded only 25 percent of occupancy while eateries and food joints have 40 percent business.

Full report here New Indian Express

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