India Drafting New Nationwide Tourism Coverage
- This new tourism policy will provide governments with adequate responses, investments and support from village gram panchayats.
- A draft strategy for the development of the MICE tourism industry is also in progress.
- The minister said there was a need not only to focus energies on revitalizing the sector, but to make this sector one of the driving forces behind the revitalization of the economy.
“The government is in the process of developing a new national tourism policy in India. I urge everyone involved to take part in drawing up the new national tourism policy, ”said Reddy.
Addressing the 2nd Travel, Tourism & Hospitality E Conclave – Resilience & The Road to Recovery, which was organized virtually by FICCI, Mr. Reddy said: “Once we have adopted the new policy, it will be particularly useful for stakeholders. Through this policy, we will receive adequate response, investment and support from village gram panchayats for governments. “
Mr Reddy also stated that they have also prepared a draft strategy for the development of MICE tourism and that all stakeholders should come forward and share their views. “Stakeholders must also urge state governments to give tourism industrial status, as this will greatly aid the development of the sector, especially infrastructure. In order to realize the real potential of tourism, coordination at all levels of activity is the basic requirement. We need a proactive approach from all stakeholders, including industry, state government and central government, ”he added.
Regarding the various government initiatives, Reddy said that the central government has an important role to play in developing a strong visitor economy, which stems from the fact that the Ministry of Tourism has also taken a number of initiatives such as the Incredible India 2.0 Campaign with a focus on niche tourism products such as wellness and adventure tourism, as well as investing in the industry through programs such as PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan along with e-Visa expansion to 169 countries which has proven successful in increasing the number of overseas and domestic visitors to India.