- DGCA extends ban on international flights
- The tourism department has expressed disappointment over the decision.
- Subhash Goel, President, STIC Travel Group, spoke to India TV.
On Tuesday, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) lifted the ban on international flights, with the tourism sector expressing frustration over the decision. Speaking to India TV, Subhash Goel, president of STIC Travel Group and Confederation of Tourism Professionals, said the decision by the civil aviation ministry could be “fatal” for the tourism and travel sector as it could hurt another one million people working in the industry. Can They will lose their jobs.
“Travel and hospitality contribute about 10% to the government’s total tax collection,” he said. Talking about 2019, Goyal said that the travel and hospitality industry has earned $ 30 billion from foreign travelers alone.
In 2019, about 25 million Indians went abroad. At the same time 11 million foreigners came to India. In the last two years, international flights have been shut down, resulting in a loss of about থেকে 60 billion to ৬ 75 billion.
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Over the past two years, 2.5 million people in the industry have lost their jobs due to the coveted-induced lockdown, he said.
“One million more jobs are at stake due to non-launch of international flights. When restaurants, cinema halls, metros, malls, etc. are opened, what is the problem with launching regular international flights? The government should take a decision on this serious issue as soon as possible.” Will be “, he said.
Many countries are now open to international travelers
With the incidence of covid significantly decreasing, many countries have opened up tourism to foreign travelers. These include the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Bali, and Malaysia.
India’s financial loss
According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Indian airlines and airports have suffered a loss of about Rs 20,000 crore due to the Kovid-19 epidemic in the 2020-21 financial year. At the same time, the companies operating the airports also suffered losses of over Rs 5,000 crore.
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