Tourism Secretary inaugurates Incredible India stand at IITF 2016

first_imgThe Union Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi recently inaugurated the Ministry of Tourism’s ‘Incredible India’ stand at the India International Trade Fair 2016 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.The stand located at Hall no 18 is aimed at nurturing the tourism potential of less frequented destinations that are located closer to the popular destinations for attracting domestic visitors. While inaugurating the ‘Incredible India’ stand the Union Secretary said, “The stand has been designed with an idea of promoting lesser Known destinations.”Domestic tourism remains an important contributor to the tourism sector providing much-needed resilience. There has been a continuous increase in domestic tourist visits, with the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of domestic tourist visits to all States/UTs from 1991 to 2015 being 13.63%. In 2015, it grew by 11.63% to reach 1431.97 million visits.Inbound travel to India has also witnessed a growth, with Foreign Tourist arrivals in India during the period January- September 2016 were 6.2 million with a growth of 10.5% as compared to the Foreign Tourist Arrival of 5.6 million with a growth of 4.8% in January-September, 2015 over January- September 2014. This positive development is expected to continue during remaining period of this year.last_img read more