Impact of COVID19 on travel and tourism industry in India
Venkatesan A, Maria Queen Annes D, V Sorna Ganesh
Travel & Tourism industry in India has been a significant contributor to the country’s GDP. The sector even generates a large employment base. So when by mid-March, the popular tourist attractions in India started to close down, and the news on putting a halt on flying began to make rounds, we all started to predict the grim future of the travel industry in the country already.Whenever there has been any major impact on the economy of any country, tourism has always been the first one to get affected as people start to cut down on their travel budgets first. This pandemic is the biggest challenge that any country has ever faced as international travel could be adversely impacted by up to 25 per cent this year which is equivalent to a loss of three months of travel. In this paper, the impact of covid-19 ontravel and tourism industry in India was analyzed.