From Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) to private tour operators, Covid-19 had affected the overall tourism industry. Initially due to lockdown and now due to rise in cases, the impact has not yet reduced.
The fast spreading virus has hit world tourism to a major extent. Many say that there is no way to get back to a normal situation as of now. Due to rise in cases people are preferring necessary travels only.
The impact has been increasing not only on tourism operators but also on the people who live on income generated at tourism destinations. The business of local restaurants, guides, local transportation, etc has blown up due to the virus. Many employees who work in the tourism industry had lost their jobs.
Inputs from Praveena Varma