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The cancellation of bookings has come as a double whammy for the tour operators as many hotels in Sikkim have been damaged in the quake.
“There have been no cancellations by domestic tourists yet; so, we are banking on them now.”
“But the tourists are apprehensive after the natural disaster that claimed many lives and maimed many people and caused immense damage to properties. We don’t know what is there in store for us.”
The association is doing its bit to keep people posted of the situation after the quake.
“We have a two-fold task now. First, we will collect updates on roads and other developments and post them on the Internet. Second, our members will visit destinations like Lava, Kalimpong and Darjeeling and assess the damage caused by the earthquake,” said Raj Basu, an adviser to the association.