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Impact of COVID-19 on tourism sector: a case study of Rajasthan, India

  • Received: 15 April 2021 Accepted: 15 June 2021 Published: 17 June 2021
  • Background

    SARS-CoV-2 or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, is a virus that causes severe respiratory illness, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus, firstly reported China (Wuhan City) on Dec, 2019. In India, Kerala is the first state in which the COVID-19 first case has registered which has raised to three cases by 3 Feb, 2020.

    Purpose

    The aim of this research is to map the impact and assessment of the COVID 19 pandemic situation using geospatial technology in Rajasthan and suggest various measures to control the pandemic situation.

    Objectives

    (a) Assessing and mapping the affected parts of Rajasthan and evaluating the risk of the pandemic on tourism, and (b) Initially tracking and forecasting the cases of COVID-19 in the study area.

    Methodology

    The methodology consists of four main phases. In the first phase understanding the risk of the pandemic situation at three primary levels i.e. risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk management after that, second step is to identify the target risk zones of COVID-19 cases using geospatial technology based on bulk screening. Assessment and mapping of pandemic risk is the third phase. In the fourth phase, treatment of the risk and evaluation of future occurrence possibilities.

    Result

    COVID 19 pandemic is the greatest threat globally. Geospatial technology provides valuable support in assessing and mapping the risk of COVID 19 cases in Rajasthan at the initial level.

    Conclusion

    This study shows that the geospatial technique contributes very significantly in detecting pre and post COVID 19 pandemic conditions and helps in proper decision-making, not only in Rajasthan but also in the entire world.

    Citation: Rajeev Singh Chandel, Shruti Kanga, Suraj Kumar Singh. Impact of COVID-19 on tourism sector: a case study of Rajasthan, India[J]. AIMS Geosciences, 2021, 7(2): 224-243. doi: 10.3934/geosci.2021014

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  • Background

    SARS-CoV-2 or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, is a virus that causes severe respiratory illness, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus, firstly reported China (Wuhan City) on Dec, 2019. In India, Kerala is the first state in which the COVID-19 first case has registered which has raised to three cases by 3 Feb, 2020.

    Purpose

    The aim of this research is to map the impact and assessment of the COVID 19 pandemic situation using geospatial technology in Rajasthan and suggest various measures to control the pandemic situation.

    Objectives

    (a) Assessing and mapping the affected parts of Rajasthan and evaluating the risk of the pandemic on tourism, and (b) Initially tracking and forecasting the cases of COVID-19 in the study area.

    Methodology

    The methodology consists of four main phases. In the first phase understanding the risk of the pandemic situation at three primary levels i.e. risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk management after that, second step is to identify the target risk zones of COVID-19 cases using geospatial technology based on bulk screening. Assessment and mapping of pandemic risk is the third phase. In the fourth phase, treatment of the risk and evaluation of future occurrence possibilities.

    Result

    COVID 19 pandemic is the greatest threat globally. Geospatial technology provides valuable support in assessing and mapping the risk of COVID 19 cases in Rajasthan at the initial level.

    Conclusion

    This study shows that the geospatial technique contributes very significantly in detecting pre and post COVID 19 pandemic conditions and helps in proper decision-making, not only in Rajasthan but also in the entire world.



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