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India is the 8th largest country in terms of contribution to travel & tourism GDP. The Tourism industry in India generated USD 247.3 Bn showing a growth of 6.7% during the year 2018, accounting for 9.2% of the total economy. The sector is expected to reach USD 492.21 Bn in 2028. It is also the third largest foreign exchange earner(FEE) for India. India has a diverse portfolio of niche tourism products which includes cruises, adventure, medical, wellness, sports such as Golf and Polo, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions), eco-tourism, film, rural and religious tourism.

Snapshot

  • 390 Opportunities
  • USD 4.21 bn Worth

Mode of Implementation

  • 116 EPC
  • 108 PPP
  • 51 To Be Finalized
  • 31 Others
  • 6 Turnkey
  • 2 Hybrid Annuity
  • 0 Swiss Challenge
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Sub-sectors

Tourism (Leisure / Adventure / Heritage Tourism)

195 Opportunities

USD 2.36 bn worth

India receives 3rd highest investment in travel & tourism across countries

Hotels & Accomodation

76 Opportunities

USD 60.94 mn worth

International hotel chains will account for 50% share in the Tourism & Hospitality sector of India by 2022

Eco Tourism (Coastal + Eco)

64 Opportunities

USD 656.74 mn worth

A burgeoning sub segment under the tourism sector in India

MICE/Convention Centre/Resorts

52 Opportunities

USD 1.13 bn worth

India is fast becoming the business centre of the world with an exponential growth in MICE

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Policies
  • Guidelines for Approval of Online Travel Aggregators (OTAs)

    The aims and objectives of the scheme for Approval of Online Travel Aggregators (OTAs) are to encourage quality standards and services in this category so as to promote tourism in India and abroad. This is a voluntary scheme open to bonafide online travel aggregators to bring them on a common platform in the organized sector.

  • Swadesh Darshan scheme

    Mission is to develop theme based tourist circuits on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner by synnergizing efforts to focus on needs and concerns of all stakeholders to enrich tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities.

  • PRASAD-Pilgrimage Rejuvenation And Spiritual Augmentation Drive

    Mission is to identify and develop pilgrimage tourist destinations on the principles of high tourist visits, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner by synnergizing efforts to focus on needs and concerns of all stakeholders to enrich religious/ spiritual tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities

  • National Tourism Policy

    Objective of the policy is positioning tourism as a major engine of economic growth and to harness its direct and multiplier effects for employment and poverty eradication in an environmentally sustainable manner.

  • National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana Drive

    The Scheme aims to preserve and revitalise soul of the heritage city to reflect the city?s unique character by encouraging aesthetically appealing, accessible, informative & secured environment. The Scheme supports development of core heritage infrastructure projects which shall include revitalization of urban infrastructure for areas around heritage assets identified / approved by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and State Governments.

  • Constitution of National Medical & Wellness Tourism Board

    To tap the potential and advantages that India has in the field of medical and wellness tourism.