Drop in Number of Tourists by 68% in Hyderabad

In the past few months there has been a rapid decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Hyderabad. The arrival of tourists fell by 68% in the first two months of this year when compared to the first two months of 2012.

The decrease in foreign tourists began in the year 2010 when the Telangana issue was creating a lot of problem in the city and also due to the recent Dilsukhnagar twin blasts.

Most tourists come from France, Germany, Canada, USA and UK. In January and February last year, 32,277 foreign tourists had come to the state, out of which only 10,549 had visited Hyderabad.

At this time, the city is showcasing itself as an international destination for tourists in front of foreign delegates who have arrived for the UN World Tourism Organisation conference that started from April 12.

Hyderabad was the biggest contributor of foreign tourist revenue in the state, in the last few years. But, with the number continuing to dip the burnt will be faced by people who are in the tourism business, hotels, transportation and tourist shopping hotspots.

Source: The Times of India