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The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to add 33 hotels, including major global and domestic brands, in the state with an investment of Rs 2,400 crore to promote tourism in the state.

Hyderabad/Mumbai: The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to add 33 hotels, including major global and domestic brands, in the state with an investment of Rs 2,400 crore to promote tourism in the state.

"To further strengthen tourism development in the state, Andhra Pradesh is launching 33 hotels offering more than 2,766 rooms with a total investment of Rs 2,400 crore," a press release said.

It said as tourist preference patterns over the years have shown a gradual shift from traditional tourism, with more and more tourists now inclined towards additional entertainment avenues, including water sports, adventure tourism, Andhra Pradesh is also focusing on them.

To cater to this ever-rising group of tourists and to make Andhra Pradesh the most preferred destination, the state is all set to launch a host of water sports and adventure tourism facilities, it said.

In line with the surge in tourist interest in water sports, the state has already introduced facilities like parasailing, jeep parasailing, paramotoring, water-skiing, speed boat among others at Bhavani Islands in Vijayawada, the release said.

Work is also underway to replicate the same across other key beaches such as Rishikonda, Bheemili, Mangamaripeta, Thotlakonda among others, it added. "We are extremely proud to announce the launch of a host of water sports and adventure tourism facilities in Andhra Pradesh.

This launch will herald a new dimension in tourism in the state," Andhra Pradesh Principal Secretary - Tourism and Culture, Neerabh Kumar Prasad said.

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