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Tourism may go off recovery track as travel firms brace for Omicron impact

Several players in the sector are worried about spate of cancellations in the coming days as countries tighten travel restrictions

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Demand for overseas trips has looked promising with wide recognition of Indian vaccines and vaccine certificates. Popular destinations such as Singapore and Thailand too have opened the doors for Indian tourists.

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The spread of the new variant of Covid-19 virus could stall the recovery of the tourism sector, fear industry executives.

India's largest online travel agency, MakeMyTrip said that it is premature to assess the impact of Omicron variant on overseas tour bookings. Others in the travel sector however are worried about cancellations in the coming days as countries tighten travel restrictions.

"It is too early to assess the impact of the new Covid-19 variant on outbound travel. Additional protocols are already set in any case from several countries which will help contain the variant coming to India. We would come

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First Published: Nov 28 2021 | 5:35 PM IST

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