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The World Travel and Tourism Council forecasts Indian tourism sector to grow at annual average growth rate of 7 per cent over the next ten years.

Travel and Tourism Companies in India

Latest update: December, 2017

  • Tourism in India accounts for 9.6 per cent of the GDP and is the 3rd largest foreign exchange earner for the country
  • The tourism and hospitality sector’s direct contribution to GDP in 2016, was US$ 71.53 billion
  • During 2006–17E, direct contribution of tourism and hospitality to GDP is expected to register a CAGR of 14.05 per cent
  • The direct contribution of travel and tourism to GDP is expected to reach US$ 147.96 billion by 2027


Notes: CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate, E - Estimates, GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product,
Source: World Travel and Tourism Council’s Economic Impact 2017, News Articles

  • In 2016, foreign tourist arrival in India stood at 8.8 million.
  • By 2025, foreign tourist arrivals in India is expected to reach 15.3 million, according to the World Tourism Organisation
  • In December 2016, over 1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa, in comparison with 103,617 foreign tourists in December 2015, registering a growth of 56.6 per cent over the previous year
  • As of December 2016, 8.8 million tourists have visited India, mostly from UK, US and Bangladesh. This has been due to flexible government policies, developed rail and road infrastructure, ease in availability of e-visas to foreign tourists.
  • The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in April 2017 were 7.40 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.99 lakh in April 2016 and 5.42 lakh in April, 2015.


Source: World Travel and Tourism Council’s Economic Impact 2015, Ministry of Tourism



Country Club

Established in 1989, the Country Club is a pioneer in the concept of offering 360° leisure hospitality membership services in India. A full range of Country Club specialty services include member exclusive clubbing hubs, splendid holiday destinations, trendy fitness centers and star-studded entertainment events. The Country Club has over 50 ow...

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The Park Hotels

The Park Group of Hotels is a pioneer in the concept of luxury boutique hotels in India. Over the 40 years since it was first established, the group has grown in popularity and prestige, achieving global standards of product quality and service excellence. Located in some of the biggest cities around the country, The Park is a likely choice of ...

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Thomas Cook (India) Ltd

Established in 1881, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL) is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include foreign exchange, corporate travel, mice, leisure travel, insurance, visa and passport services and e-business. TCIL’s footprint currently exte...

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Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings (C&K) is the longest established travel company in the world. Its distinguished history began in 1758 when it was appointed as general agents to the regiment of Foot Guards in India under the command of Lord Ligonier. By 1878, C&K were agents for most British regiments posted overseas, including the Royal Cavalry, Artillery and Infa...

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Cleartrip Pvt Ltd

Cleartrip Pvt Ltd is a private company registered on May 12, 2005. The company has an authorized capital of Rs 2.35 billion (US$ 38.02 million) and paid-up capital of Rs 2.3 billion (US$ 37.22 million). Its registered office is situated at Unit No 001, Ground Floor, DTC Building, Sitaram Mills Compound, N M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Mahar...

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Expedia Inc. is the world's leading online travel company and operates localised websites for travellers in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and India. With the launch of domestic and worldwide flight bookings and holiday pac...

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The Leela

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd which was established in 1983 in Mumbai. The company is a part of The Leela Group whose portfolio includes hotel and resort properties; IT and business parks; as well as, real estate development. The Group was founded by Late Capt C P Krishnan Nair, Chairman Eme...

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Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) came into existence in October 1966 and has been the prime mover in the progressive development, promotion and expansion of tourism in the country. The corporation is running hotels, restaurants at various places for tourists, besides providing transport facilities. In addition, the corporation is e...

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Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) was incorporated in 1996 and the company's flagship brand 'Club Mahindra Holidays' today has a fast growing customer base of over 170,000 members and 40 beautiful resorts at some of the most exotic locations in India and abroad. MHRIL is a part of the leisure and hospitality sector of the Mahindra Gr...

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Goibibo is one of the top three online travel aggregators in India. Goibibo's core value differentiator is delivery of fastest and trusted user experience - be it in terms of quickest search and checkout flow, fast payments, settlement and refund processes. All this is backed by customer service excellence and innovations in operations and backend....

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SOTC, India’s leading outbound tour operator, was acquired by Kuoni Travels – one of the world’s leading premium tour operators – in 1996. SOTC is a leader in several travel segments, namely escorted tours, free individual travel and domestic holidays, among others. SOTC Corporate Tours is also a leader in incentive, trade fair tours and sports. ...

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Taj Hotels

Incorporated in 1903, by the founder of the Tata Group, Mr Jamsetji N Tata, the company opened its first property, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Bombay. The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces comprise the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries and is recognised as one of Asia's largest and finest hotel company. The IHCL operate in t...

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Incredible India

Incredible India is the name of an international marketing campaign initiated by the Government of India to promote tourism in India in 2002 to a global audience. The campaign projected India as an attractive tourist destination by showcasing different aspects of Indian culture and history like yoga, spirituality, etc. The campaign was conducte...

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