Ahmedabad: Tour operators and heritage hoteliers of Gujarat have lauded the state government’s renewed heritage tourism and homestay policy.
Financial assistance from the state government for restoration and renovation of heritage properties was one of the key demands of heritage hoteliers and tourism industry experts for years.
Industry players feel that Gujarat, which is home to at least 90 small and big palaces, will greatly benefit from this policy and if executed well, it can turn the state into a heritage tourism hub.
“Royal families who have been managing several heritage properties in Gujarat are the ethos of the state’s culture. However, most of them are in a state of neglect because it takes a humongous amount to restore the property keeping in mind its original structure and heritage value. For a long time, existing properties could not avail the benefits from the policies. The state government’s decision will provide