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Indian Tourism: 1 Crore Foreign Tourists Visited Country in 2017; Earnings Cross $27 Billion

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Indian Tourism: 1 Crore Foreign Tourists Visited Country in 2017; Earnings Cross $27 Billion




New Delhi, Jan 17:
Indian tourism industry boomed in 2017 as foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) touched a new high crossing 1 crore mark, and the earnings touched a whopping $27 billion.

Union tourism minister KJ Alphons was upbeat with the number. He said that these numbers must increase dramatically because India was an incredible place and had everything for tourists. He informed that the sector was contributing 6.88 per cent to India’s gross domestic product and was employing 12 per cent of total employment.

Due to these splendid numbers, India made to the list of top 40 countries on the Tourism Competitive Index– it was 65th on the list last year. The sources in the ministry said that the government’s focus in infrastructure development and the Swadesh Darshan scheme may have contributed to the success. An official told TOI that 11 projects had been sanctioned in 2017-18. The way forward would be to develop the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

India was also planning to develop the north-eastern states from the perspective of tourism. India’s lush golf courses are also featured in government’s ‘Incredible India’ campaign. With this, the government intends to attract foreign golfers in the country. Efforts are on to popularise women’s Polo as well. The tourism ministry said that the Manipur polo team, which recently performed really well in the international circuit, will be roped in for this.

www.india.com/news/india/indian-tourism-industry-expanded-to-27-billion-in-2017-1-crore-foreign-tourists-visited-country-2847276/
 

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Nice . . hope the number will increase this year.

Was in Hyderabad during Ivanka's visit and the way entire stretch from Raheja mindspace till Kukatpalli was renovated, it was looking really good. hope they will maintain it equally well.

similarly other tourists destinations can be renovated to make it a better experience overall.
 

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Is India safe enough? For female tourists
It happens to every part of the world.. India and China are no exception...

Can you prove that female tourists are safe in China??? You can't because there were inceident in China as well.
 

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I hope India is safe enough:-)
well the no. of foreign tourists visiting india corroborates the fact that its pretty safe.

when a major country like india has people to people relationship with billions of people across the globe, some incidents here and there are bound to. happen
 

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well the no. of foreign tourists visiting india corroborates the fact that its pretty safe.

when a major country like india has people to people relationship with billions of people across the globe, some incidents here and there are bound to. happen
:lol:
 

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Indian Tourism: 1 Crore Foreign Tourists Visited Country in 2017; Earnings Cross $27 Billion

India has some great places. I visited India last year for the first time and was spellbound with it's culture and heritage. Went to Jaipur, Jodpur, Jaiselmer , Udaipur and Agra......oh Man! the forts are out of the world...never saw anything like that in my home country (NZ) or here in Australia
 

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