With the end of March, the tourists visiting Kullu-Manali will not be able to get discount for hotel rooms under the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) in the district, which is offering lucrative discount to its customers till March 31.
Every year, the HPTDC provides discount in the lean season to woo tourists and this time it was up to 50 per cent for the customers.
Talking to The Tribune here today, HPTDC marketing manager at Manali Chhavi Thakur said the discount would be discontinued on March 31 and, thereafter, tourists would have to pay full to get the rooms booked.
During the winter season from January 3 to March 31, the HPTDC has been offering discount between 20 per cent to 50 per cent. “The HPTDC has around 60 hotels and log huts in Kullu district in which we provide the better lodging facility to our customers. The discount offer depends on the tourist season which vary from time to time,” he remarked.
According to official sources, the HPTDC has 60 per cent advance bookings in hotel rooms for April and May and they are hopeful that it will get momentum in the coming days as the weather will hot up in plain areas.
Story: The Tribune