Working Group constituted for promotion of niche tourism

Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Working GroupInvest India, the agency under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for facilitating of foreign and other investments into India, has constituted a Working Group in order to create conducive policies for the promotion of niche tourism. The Sub-committee under the Working Group was formed at a brainstorming meeting held in Delhi, which was attended by officials of Invest India, Ministry of Tourism, and representatives of private industry engaged in niche tourism.

 

Niche tourism includes adventure tourism, cruise tourism, medical and wellness, golf tourism, etc. Sharing the objectives of the Working Group, Raja Singh Khurana, an official from Invest India said that “Key policy interventions” are required to help the sector reach its potential. “We want to first identify the low hanging fruits in terms of interventions and use it to improve the niche tourism potential in India,” he added.

 

Khurana said that another important goal behind forming the Working Group is to assess the current business requirement both in terms of investments and number of people employed in the niche tourism segment, expected investments and employment generation capabilities five-year down the line.

 
The Working Group will also examine the best niche tourism policies and safety standards and best practices in Indian States. It would then create a model policy and practices to devise a national policy based on best practices for the entire country. The sub-committee for niche tourism has Ajeet Bajaj as co-Chair, and Sanjay Basu (Cruise), Tejbir Singh Anand (Adventure), and Mridula Tangirala (Wildlife) as members.

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