There is a large market for travel and tourism in our country. Apart from cruises, adventure, medical, wellness, sports, MICE, eco-tourism, film, rural and religious tourism, India is a favourite destination for people across the globe for spiritual tourism. Geographical diversity, attractive beaches, 30 world heritage sites, 25 bio-geographic zones are some of the attractions that India offers the world.
Good news for those in this industry, according to market research, International tourist arrivals in India are expected to reach 30.5 million by 2028. By 2020, medical tourism industry of India is expected to touch 9 billion US dollars.
Total contribution by travel and tourism sector to India’s GDP is expected to increase from Rs 15.24 trillion (US$ 234.03 billion) in 2017 to Rs 32.05 trillion (US$ 492.21 billion) in 2028. India was ranked 7th among 184 countries in terms of travel & tourism’s total contribution to GDP in 2017. Travel and tourism is the third largest foreign exchange earner for India.