Jaipur, Aug 13 : Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) is offering a discount of 30 percent to state, central and Public Sector Units employees to tide over the low-occupancy rate.
General tourists would be offered 20% discount while it would become 10% during peak tourist season.
RTDC hotels, motels languishing over paucity of funds, non-payment of salaries to staff are thinking over new ways to woo tourists.
The hotel occupancy rate has come down to 18% in 2017 as compared to 65% in the private hotel category.
Although RTDC had been mulling over leasing out prime property to private investors and getting staff transferred to other departments, that idea has been stopped for now. This may have something to do with elections round the corner.
RTDC is now on the lookout for innovative ideas to market its prime properties and provide good services to the tourists.
RTDC manages numerous restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, motels, bars and means of transport, and plays a vital role in promoting tourism in the state. The RTDC is known for budget lodgings for tourists.