Bengaluru: Tourism Minister CT Ravi said that lockdown has severely affected the tourism industry in the state and the government will revive it in a phased manner. Speaking with this regard Ravi said, "It would be beneficial if hotels are opened keeping in mind few restrictions. At present, the tourism industry has fallen flat making it very difficult to promote tourism in the state." He further added, "Our department has planned to promote tourism in a phased manner. In the first phase, we would focus on native tourism; then in the second phase, we will promote inter-district travel; in the third phase, we will put weight behind inter-state tourism and in the fourth phase, we would be promoting international travel and tourism." Till date 1,958 cases have been reported in the state including 1,307 active cases, 608 discharged, and 42 deaths.
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