Karnataka Tourism Forum, Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore, flags off motorcycle rally to revive tourism
The bikers were flagged off by Secretary to Government, Tourism Department,T.K. Anil Kumar
In an effort to revive tourism, Karnataka Tourism Forum along with Indian Motorcycle and Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore flagged off a motorcycle rally from Bengaluru to Mysuru on 12th September.
The bikers were flagged off by Secretary to Government, Tourism Department,T.K. Anil Kumar. Titled ‘Rally to Revive Tourism’, this symbolic ride was planned to create awareness and publicize the fact that Karnataka is safe to travel as long as the new norms of social distancing and self-safety are followed. Participating in the rally were the ‘Indian Motorcycle Riders Group’ supported by Karnataka Tourism Forum and Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore.
The rally had riders who are leading business men and executives of large corporations from all over Bangalore who covered the distance of 143.4 KM in about 3 hours.
The pandemic and lockdown have been extremely challenging for the tourism sector which according to 2019 data, employs an estimated 35 million people with an estimated market size of $10 billion. The organisers hope the rally will lay the foundation for a new beginning and encourage more people to come out and support all the big, small and medium entities.