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Tourism bears brunt as flight ban extended | Goa News – Times of India

Panaji: The extension of the ban on scheduled flights till November 30 by the Union government last week has dismayed operators handling international travel even as starred hotels have been doing extremely well with domestic footfalls.
A few operators that had received bookings for November after India started issuing visas mid-last month will be either cancelled or postponed. “Starred hotels as well as tour operators handling domestic clientele are doing well, while other operators are affected,” said Aloo Gomes, chief operating officer (COO) of Trail Blazer India (TBI) Pvt Ltd.
Gomes, however, said that the situation is dynamic, and nothing can be predicted. He also said that India cannot risk not taking measures when other countries are facing the worst of the pandemic.
Ernest Dias, COO, Sita Travels said they have not received any bookings from Russian destinations, but got some from the UK, including a few for November.
“I had a few bookings for November 14 as we…

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