As per statistics, One in every 10 job is in Tourism sectors.
14 million jobs created in last four years – Union Toursim Minister KJ Alpons.
Year 2017 – Record landmark for India, leads in South Asia for International Tourist Arrivals
According to UNWTO more than 1.4 billion people travelled in 2018 generating US $ 1.4 Trillion.
Tourism is the largest employer as far as woman and Youth are concerned. Travel and Tourism sector supporting 31 crore jobs directly or indirectly
The world Tourism body UNWTO announcing India to be host country : Better future for Job creation in Travel.
In 2018 More than 25 million Indians are travelling all over the world and are spending. They are the number one shoppers in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, and London.
Travel and Tourism market is big hub in India. 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.
By 2028 Travel and Tourism is expected to support more than 400 million jobs globally. Most of new jobs will come from some of fastest developing tourism source markets like India, China.
Tourism industry is important for the benefits it brings and due to its role as a commercial activity that creates demand and growth for many more industries. Travel and Tourism is playing leading role in Indian economy and also leading sector in job creations which helps for overall development
According to “Tourism Australia” the number of Indians Travelling overseas should rise from around 15 million to 50 million by 2020. In terms of numbers India is the second Fastest growing outbound market after China
As of 2017-18, 81.1 million people are employed in the tourism sector in India which was 12.38 per cent of total employment in the country. Travel and Tourism 3rd largest booster for India in Foreign exchange earnings and hence government of India planned to welcome for 2 crores foreign tourists arrival by 2020
Travel and tourism is the third largest foreign exchange earner for India. During January- November 2018, FEEs from tourism increased 6.40 per cent year-on-year to US$ 25.84 billion. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) increased by 5.60 per cent year-on-year to 9.37 million in the same period. Foreign tourist arrivals for medical purpose increased from 427,014 in 2016 to 495,056 in 2017(P). During January-November 2018, arrivals through e-tourist visa increased 41.50 per cent year-on-year to 2.06 million.
‘Incredible India!’ – new branding initiatives by Indian Government and ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’ has provided a focused impetus to growth. Fresh Category for Visa released by Government ie M Visa or Medical Visa so medical tourism can expand. To assist Traveller India launched App to assist medical Tourists. The Government of India is working to achieve one per cent share in world's international tourist arrivals by 2020 and two per cent share by 2025.
To boost investments in Tourism sector Government has taken serious efforts by giving 100% FDI permission and 5 year tax holiday for 3 and 4 star hotels around UNESCO sites. FDI received till 2018 June is 1090 crores great boost for Travel and Tourism. India is an enormous market for travel industry. Niche Tourism like Cruises, MICE, Eco, Film, Rural and many other tourism are getting different portfolio . Spiritual tourism is getting hold on domestic and international Tourists.