Bhubaneswar: Corona Virus (COVID-19) is a global issue now, gripping the entire world. People are not willing to step out. More than 50 percent of tourists, both inbound and outbound have canceled their trips scheduled for summer 2020.

Travel and tourism sector in Odisha witnessing the impact of the virus outbreak. Apart from inbound tourists, Odisha attracts outbound tourists from Europe, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Holland. Most of the tourists have canceled their tours as India has temporarily suspended visas to people from China and other affected countries.

Handicraft business and hotels are mostly dependent on tourism and are also facing the impact due to the standstill situation.