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Operators play down Bodh Gaya blasts

The July 7 blasts in Bodh Gaya do not seem to have affected the tourist inflow. One of the reasons: tour operators are playing down the incident.

Tourists from Vietnam, Japan, China and Korea, continue to flock to the temple town, which clocks a footfall of one million foreigner visitors annually. Non familiarity with the English language, let alone vernacular languages, is helping keep things under wraps.

Domestic tour operators — in New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the three most preferred entry points for any tour of the Buddhist circuit — with international tie-ups are capitalising on this ignorance.

Full report here Hindustan Times


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