Himachal sop for senior citizen tourists

September 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Sep 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will soon offer a special package to senior citizens for holidaying in the state besides providing rebate on room tariff and food in state-run hotels and restaurants, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Tuesday.

“The Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation would offer a special tourism package to 10 senior citizen couples besides providing rebate on room tariff and food in its hotels and restaurants,” Dhumal said.

He was speaking at the state-level World Tourism Day function organised by the tourism department in association with the state chapter of Age Care Association of India.

Dhumal, who also holds the tourism portfolio, said the state had attracted 13.2 million tourists, including 454,851 foreigners, last year

At present, the state has 2,100 registered hotels with 23,000 rooms and over 55,000-bed capacity.

The most sought after destinations are Shimla, Narkanda, Sangla, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Dharamsala and Dalhousie.

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