In early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic came in like a tsunami and engulfed the entire world. The world came to a standstill with endless lockdowns and strict travel restrictions, many of which still persist. This adversely affected the travel & tourism industry the most as many companies closed down, and many livelihoods were lost. This industry that contributes to nearly 13% of the total workforce and an equivalent contribution to the GDP was brought to its knees and is still reeling from the after-effects.
However, the worst affected were the ones whom we call the backbone of this industry, that is, the drivers, guides, porters, and from related craft sectors - artisans, weavers, and others. Many of them are now in deep debt.
During the last year, we were in touch with many of them and tried to help in our own personal way. But that was not enough. So we decided to do something big and the result was an All India Road Trip, in which over six months we will go to the nooks and corners of India in the 75th year of its independence, with the following objectives:
- Bring the focus back on tourism in India - “Dekho Apna Desh”
- Create awareness and raise funds for those in tourism worst affected due to pandemics.
So please join us in this journey, in this movement, amplify the buzz, spread the word, and support those who need it the most by contributing to the campaign. Thank you.
About All India Road Trip
The All India Road Trip in association with Indiatourism Bengaluru, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is a six-month-long road trip across the length and breadth of India. We will cover all the 28 states and 7 union territories spanning a distance of over 25,000+ km. The trip will start on 2nd October 2021 from Bengaluru and ends at the same place six months later. You could follow Rustik Travel on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and visit https://rustiktravel.com/allindiaroadtrip to know about the latest updates on the road trip.
About Rustik Travel
Rustik Travel curates activity-based travel experiences in India and abroad that have a local flavor and engages people from the local community.
Sustainable Experiential Travel, in short.
Sustainability, in terms of creating livelihoods, protecting the environment, and preserving culture.
Experiential, in terms of travel experiences ranging from adventure-based - trekking, biking, cycling, diving, etc. to cultural, culinary, volunteering, and more.
More details at www.rustiktravel.com
This initiative is supported by Rustik Travel. During and after the campaign, the funds received will be disbursed to the individuals/Non-profits concerned in a transparent manner. The same will be communicated to the donors and published on the campaign website -https://rustiktravel.com/allindiaroadtrip