Commissioner Tourism and Managing Director H.P. Tourism Development Corporation, Ram Subhag Singh said that Himachal state government has formulated a target to attract 94 lakh tourists this year. The preparations to welcome the tourists during current summer season have already begun, he added.
Worth pointing out is that during the last year, some 85 lakh Indians and around 3.40 lakh foreign tourists visited the State. He said that some basic steps have been taken to ensure constant flow of tourists throughout the season like renovation of heritage tourist hotels, addition of new hotels especially in the tribal areas, more facilities, complete packages and attractive discounts during the peak season. He stated that the village tourism concept is in process of being strengthened. He further announced that the HPTDC has introduced a privilege card under which 20 percent discount will be provided to the card holders for a period of three years on boarding, lodging and soft drinks.