The Coronavirus(Covid-19) pandemic affected almost every business in the world, and gradually every sector is redeeming the losses that faced due to the lockdown and the Covid-19 restrictions. But now with the relaxation made by the Government, things have been slowly coming to the path and businesses are picking up the pace.
Recently Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared that Odisha Tourism’s flagship three-month glamping festival open to bookings. Last year the luxury glamping had set up a benchmark with phenomenal success at the Marine Drive-Eco Retreat at Konark. Now this time the retreats have been ascended to five unique locations – Konark, Hirakud, Bhitaarkanika, Daringbadi, and Satkosia. This year also the eco retreats will grant an opportunity for the tourists to explore Odisha’s diverse tourism offerings.
Although there was an assurance for the tourists that all the stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality sector across the state will have to undergo the training process on COVID-19 protocol. And the eco-retreat will be in complete acquiescence with the guidelines and standard operating procedures designated by the Ministry of Health. But the question is whether this year the eco-retreat will redeem the losses and will have the same profitability as it did last year. Many people are still unsure about going out and exploring places due to the virus. But the Odisha Government is raising all its hope for picking up the pace and helping to revive during these difficult times. When the Marine Drive-Eco Retreat had also created a massive impact at the Tourism Minister’s Conclave in January 2020, with that same enthusiasm and excitement, the Government is still hoping for the restart of the work which was hampered entirely during the national lockdown.
The Eco Retreats Odisha is slated to open from 8th December to 28th February.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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