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Tourists’ flow back to normal in Shillong

 

SHILLONG:  After days of unrest in Shillong which hit the tourism sector of the city in the most drastic way, things are now   improving and the tourist flow is back to normal in the city.

Tourism Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh on Tuesday said that during the days of disturbances, the tourist  flow in the state was affected drastically and  there was a drop in the flow of tourists

“Now things have come back to normal and it is  improving day by day,” Lyngdoh said

According to Lyngdoh as per the information of the department, the occupancy in most of the hotels in the city is back to normal.

When contacted, a reputed hotelier from the city also replied in affirmative saying her hotel was finally full of guests on Tuesday after that period of violence in the city when many tourists had left the city.

A visit to the Police Bazar also showed that quite a number of tourists were on the street though  the  number of tourists were much less than what it was before the violence.

The violence which rocked the city recently  had resulted in a disastrous environment for the Tourism sector  since Shillong has been developing  into a popular tourist destination for the past few years  but the week-long violence had plunged the industry into a crisis for some time .

However, as the situation is improving now, hoteliers, hawkers, cabbies, shopkeepers   and tour operators are hoping that the tourist  inflow in the city would pick up its usual pace once again.

It may be mentioned that Meghalaya despite having several bottlenecks was able to attract large number of tourists whose numbers had soared to1002907 during 2017, according to the state’s tourism department.

 

 

 

 

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