Tourism in India
The Indian Tourism Industry has flourished leaps and bounds in the past few years significantly contributing to the nation’s Development, Gross Domestic Product, Foreign Exchange Earnings and Employment.
Let’s forget the Corona period, which has given a significant impact on the tourism industry. India, with her enriched beauty, is explicitly one of the most viable countries for promoting tourism. It is one of the places that has a hidden mystery of over thousands of years. Since the past few years, the Government of India has undertaken various measures to promote tourism. Tourism is a growth-oriented industry with its impact on the employment and foreign exchange potential of the country. It has led to the economic growth of the country as well. All the states are working hard to promote the place, and it has worked wonders.
The country has witnessed fantastic augmentation in the number of tourists visiting the place. World’s tourist arrivals are expected to increase by 43 million every year on an average from 2010 to 2030. Let’s not forget domestic tourism, which is a significant factor which is contributing to the growth in the tourism sector.
India’s rich history and its cultural and geographical diversity make its international tourists appeal large and diverse. It presents heritage and cultural tourism along with medical, business and sports tourism. The tourism sector in India has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. Regardless of the recession, the tourism industry has shown a noticeable increase in the number of foreign tourist arrivals. India is 42nd in the world rankings as per international tourism arrivals in the country. Tourism in India has emerged as an instrument of income and employment generation, poverty mitigation and supportable human development. It contributes 6.23% to the national GDP and 8.78% of the total employment in India.
Tourism, as we see it today, is measured as a new phenomenon, but in authenticity, it is as old as early human civilization. Inquisitiveness is one reason that makes man travel. Tourism is the motion of sightseers and those who deal with them. Technology and science advanced in leaps and bounds, coupled with industrialization, it led to monetary and social progress. There was significant progress in the air transport industry and tourist facilities which led to the remarkable growth of tourism. It is the chief service industry in the country. Its importance lies in being a gadget for fiscal expansion and employment generation, particularly in inaccessible and backward areas. It is causative towards overall socio-economic enhancement and enhanced growth in the economy.