Odisha recorded an increase in tourist footfall during November-December 2018.

Odisha has witnessed a record surge in tourist footfall during November-December 2018, courtesy the Men’s Hockey World Cup coinciding with the state’s peak tourism season.

This surge during the Men’s Hockey World Cup coincided with the state’s peak tourism season. Sale and occupancy in hotels was unprecedented.

Better flight connectivity, great management of the mega event and the leveraged sports destination tag of Bhubaneswar helped the earnings in tourism.

The number of tourists that visited were 1.61 million and 2.22 million domestic tourists in November and December respectively.
Which is 60 per cent higher than normal. And an average monthly arrival of 15000 foreign tourists made it higher by around 50 per cent.

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