COVID-19 and Its Impacts on Tourism in Meghalaya, India
Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR), September 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9
7 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Last revised: 13 Oct 2020
Date Written: September 1, 2020
Coronavirus collectively known as COVID-19 affected the health of many people and snatched away the soul of many lives worldwide without any discrimination on rich or poor people. This pandemic which started in China’s wet market of Wuhan, sparked and spread like a wild fire to different corner of the earth not only severely affected the public health, but socially, politically and most importantly on economy of every country at present. This paper intends to write particularly on how this deadly virus crept in the land and suddenly looted the economy contributed by Tourism industry in Meghalaya (India), one of the most famous tourist states in North East India and even in the world and how this pandemic affected the socio-economic life of the people who generated their income from tourism sectors.
Keywords: Coronavirus, pandemic, impact, tourist industry, Meghalaya, caves. separated
JEL Classification: Z32
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