Come... Visit Hyderabad – is the slogan for the new tourism initiative taken up by the tourism department of the state government. It is known that tourism, both national and international, has been gravely affected by the pandemic. The central government has decided to take up proactive measures to make sure tourism picks up in the coming days as the pandemic is more or less over.
Towards this end, the state government is taking several measures to make sure that Hyderabad and Telangana attract many national and international tourists in the coming years. To plan a strategy and chalk out initiatives a meet was held under the aegis of the state government at GMR International Airport in Shamshabad. Several tour operators, tour organizers, Intach, and other bodies were part of the meet.
A special package is being chalked out wherein tourists can come to Hyderabad for a week and see various historical, spiritual, tourist, and heritage sites in and around the city. However, the whole idea is to attract international tourists and it is being felt that the city will be full of travelers in the coming years. The tourism department is expecting a high number of tourists visiting the city to see the huge Ramanuja statue in Munchintal, Yadadri, Ramappa temple, and other places.
The tourism department has requested tour operators on the national level and other states to help develop adventure tours and arrange for bird’s eye view tours of the city to attract both national and international tourists. Another highlight of the meeting was to ensure that there are direct flights to various international destinations from Hyderabad. Most flights from Hyderabad are connecting flights and those at the meet wanted this issue to be addressed.
While a direct flight to Chicago was inaugurated some days back, it was stopped due to the pandemic. Also, it was felt that the city must be connected directly to Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh among other countries. The same will be discussed with SpiceJet, Indigo, AIR, and other airlines at the Hyderabad Aviation Summit.