Port Blair, June 29: The Andaman Association of Tour Operators has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister, Smti Nirmala Sitaraman for announcing the aid in the form of stimulus for the tourism industry.

In a letter to the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the AATO President, M Vinod said that the tourism industry is beleaguered by the Covid-19 pandemic, not once but twice, leaving lasting ramifications for all segments alike. Amid this once in a century catastrophe, the aid in the form of stimulus announced for the tourism industry by the Honorable Finance Minister is welcomed by all stakeholders of the industry and we express our sincere gratitude to your esteemed self and the Honorable Finance Minister for heeding to the plight of the tourism stakeholders. The measures announced shall enable countless travel related stakeholders to revive and thrive in the days to come.