Published on : Monday, April 29, 2019
India is being showcased as the preferred destination for tourism under the Incredible India banner at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Dubai. It will be a platform for the tourism stakeholders to layout different tourism destination and products and promote India as a ‘ Must See, Must Visit’ destination.
Excellency Vipul, Consul General, Consulate General of India, Dubai was happy that India is showcasing its tourism potential yet again at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
He said that India has immense opportunities for tourism whether it is related to sight-seeing, spirituality, wellness, shopping, sports or other activities. The infrastructure for tourism has been continuously improving in India to accommodate tourists from across the world but there is still immense untapped potential for future tourist arrivals in India.
He went on saying that Dubai in promoting tourism in India and the Government of India has liberalized and simplified visa regime for tourists and their Consulate has also played its true part in facilitating travel of Emiratis and foreign nationals to India from UAE. Through participation in the Arabian Travel Market tourism inflow to India will be enhanced.
From India about 20 participants representing the State Tourism Department of Kerala, Air India, IRCTC, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Hoteliers/Resorts, Wellness Spas and Ayurveda Centres will be present in the India Pavilion.
In 2017 India received around 10.04 million FTAs showing a growth of 14% over 2016, the Gulf and the Middle East region being an important market for India.
India is ranked at 3rd place in Power Ranking and has jumped from 7th place in 2017 to 3rd place in 2018 as per the report of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Citizens of 167 countries can avail the e-Visa facility and is valid through 25 designated Airports and 5 designated seaport.
India has a rich diversity, the enchanting backwaters, hill stations and landscapes. The Ministry of Tourism has launched theme based schemes for integrated developments of circuits to improve the infrastructure in the country.
Initiatives have been taken to of identify, diversify, develop and promote nascent / and upcoming niche tourism products.