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India to bring National Tourism Policy to provide sustainable tourism

  • IBEF
  • October 20, 2022

India is preparing to introduce a National Tourism Policy 2022 this year with the goal of supplying a safe, innovative, responsive, and sustainable tourism sector in the country's inclusive development journey.

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development of North Eastern Region, Mr. G. Kishan Reddy, made the declaration in his remarks at the day-long National Conference on Tourist Police held in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The Minister compared the natural beauty of India to that of New Zealand, Switzerland, and African nations.

He remarked at the event that "the tourist sector would play a huge role in India becoming a developed country when we celebrate the country's 100 years of Independence in 2047, adding that the tourism sector has contributed to about 5.19% of India's GDP, which is not a little contribution." He also noted that the tourism industry had contributed to the creation of 15.34% of jobs in India in the 2018–2019 period.

"The Indian economy received an estimated US$ 30 billion in foreign currency contributions from the tourist industry in 2019," the minister said.

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