Indian Tourism...

INDIAN TOURISM SCENERIO India is a multi climatic, multi ethnic, multi religion, multi lingual & multi cultural country. With snow capped mountains, blooming valleys, scenic resorts, rolling rivers, vast desert areas, dense forest, priceless monuments, temple & other places of heritage India is a land of continental dimension & immense diversity. It is tourist destination for all reasons & for tourist of all means & all reasons. Tourism in India •0.8% share of world market•Tourists (2005)–International 3.97 million–367 million (domestic) •Employment –Direct -10.7 million –Indirect –24.4 million•Export earnings ~ US $ 9.6 bn 2006•Contribution to GDP –Direct 2%–Overall 5.3%. Tourism in India: Key Potential •Adventure Tourism •Pilgrimage Tourism •Nature & Wildlife Tourism •Recreation & Leisure Tourism •Cultural Tourism Tourism in India: Key Issues •Regional Linkages, Access & Connectivity (Plains & Hills) •Accommodation Infrastructure –High end as well as affordable •Basic Civic Infrastructure •Tourist Amenities •Financial Resources •Service Delivery & Hospitality •Untapped Infrastructure Potential •Institutional & Regulatory Issues