Those associated with the tourism sector say Himachal has suffered a loss of about Rs 2,000 crore in just two months of July and August when the rain unleashed its fury.
As far as domestic tourism is concerned, the figure stood at 677 million in 2021 and grew to 1,731 million in 2022.
The tourism summit is likely to be held by the end of this year or early 2024.
Apart from the waterfalls, the Kadam project is also a noteworthy tourist spot.
Several hotels and tourism units offered free stay and food to the stranded tourists and shared the addresses and contact numbers of their hotels on social networking sites.
As per industry experts, all metrics of the hospitality industry are expected to improve in 2023 when compared to 2022 and the pre-covid year of 2019.
The district administration has pressed into service 19 buses and 70 smaller vehicles to evacuate the 2,464 stranded tourists, officials said.