Incredible India hit by serial blasts

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Jaipur, Sep 22 (UNI) Incredible India, which was experiencing a strong period of growth and vibrancy and fast becoming a global destination, hit a roadblock with the recent spate of blasts in the national capital and other cities.

According to the figures available with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) the blasts resulted in 30 per cent decline in the hotel bookings.

The decline was the outcome of not only the blasts but events like Bejing Olympics also contributed to it, the association pointed out.

India's stature abroad and popularity among the tourists, however, now was such that there were no ''en-masse'' cancellations.

It also said a lot about India's resiliency against such wanton acts of terrorism, IHHA President and former scion of Jodhpur Gaj Singh told UNI.

There has been an obvious dip in the tourist arrivals following the blasts in Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and elsewhere in the country, he said.

''The incidental blasts or other tragedy could not work as being detremental to tourism but what was more serious was the fact that our system could not control them and explosions recurred in different towns, including entry point of the national capital, one after the other, '' he said.

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