On World Tourism Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath greeted the world and invited everyone to explore the state’s spiritual and heritage sites. With the removal of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the globe, the tourism industry is eager to recover from the losses seen during the pandemic. This year’s theme is to highlight the importance of the travel industry in preserving traditional values.
Describing the wonders of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath wished everyone World Tourism Day. “Uttar Pradesh, the confluence of historic and incomparable folk cultures, abounds in spiritual and natural beauty. It is a wonderful tourist destination,” CM Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.
‘विश्व पर्यटन दिवस’ सभी को शुभकामनाएं।
, संस्कृतियों स्थली उ.प्र. का शानदार पर्यटन स्थल है।
‘अतिथि देवो भव:’ किए हुए प्रदेश सभी पर्यटन प्रेमियों का हार्दिक स्वागत व अभिनंदन है।
– Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 27, 2021
“Having implemented reforms to promote and develop pilgrimage sites”: CM Adityanath
In March, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath laid the groundwork for tourism projects worth over Rs 180 crore for 373 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. He said his government has implemented reforms to promote and develop pilgrimage sites which not only boost tourism, but also provide employment opportunity for many. As part of the “Chief Minister’s Tourism Promotion Program”, heritage and rural sites will be developed in each constituency.
With Ayodhya, the construction of a temple in Ayodhya continues, the UP government is working on ways to attract tourists to enjoy the spiritual and natural environment of the state. On August 22, the Ministry of Railways proposed a multi-crore high-speed train project from the city to New Delhi. There are reports that the high-speed train service is expected to reduce the 670 km distance between New Delhi and Ayodhya to three hours and will operate at 320 km / h. The introduction of this high speed train is expected to boost tourism.
World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day has been celebrated on September 27 since 1980 to underline the importance of tourism in the social, cultural, political and economic values of the international community.
Due to COVID closures in 2020, around 90% of World Heritage sites have been closed and several people from rural communities have lost their jobs. Almost 32 million people have been pushed into poverty, with women the most affected due to the closure of tourism.