Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism
Submitted By: Tarun Kalra
It is my proud privilege to put on record my gratitude to all those who have been the source of guidance cooperation and the help during of my project.
To undertaken a study like this is never the outcome of an effort of a Single person so I would be failing in my duty if I don’t express my sense of gratitude of all those who have been the source of guidance, inspiration and have taken pain in providing me the required information and data.
I would like to pay my indebt-ness to ………………………………….under whose guidance the project training turned out to be great learning for me.
I would also like to thanks my all respected Teacher’s and friends for their valuable guidance, help and support.
Table of Content
Indian Tourism Industry Analysis11
Tourism Statistics in India12
Incredible India Campaign18
'Incredible India' campaign wins World Travel Award19
‘Incredible India’ unites kids, teachers19
Incredible India stands proud on Asian golf scene19
Govt launches prepaid travel card for inbound tourists20
Incredible India's next stop - China20
Some Medical Tourism News22
Scope of medical tourism23
Growth of the Medical Tourism Industry25
Promotion of Medical Tourist26
The Road Ahead27
Ecotourism Resources of India29
Indian Ecosystems and Resources29
Promoting Ecotourism in India30
Government Responsibilities for Ecotourism31
The Responsibilities of Ecotourists31
Economic Impact on India by Tourism Industry32
Problems in Tourism Industry33
Effect of Swine Flu on Tourism35
Tourism in India is a large industry. The World Travel and Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated $121 billion or 6.4% of the nation's GDP in 2011. It was responsible for 39,3 million jobs, 7.9% of its total employment. The GDP of the tourism sector has expanded 229% between 1990 and 2011. The sector is predicted to grow at an average annual rate of 7.7% in the next decade. In a 2011 forecast the World Travel and Tourism Council predicted the annual growth to be 8,8% between 2011 and 2021. This gave India the fifth rank among countries with the fastest growing tourism industry. India has a large medical tourism sector which is expected to grow at an estimated rate of 30% annually to reach about ₹ 9,500 crore by 2015. In the year 2011, there were nearly 6.29 million foreign tourist arrivals in India, up by over 8% from the year 2010 when 5.78 million foreign tourists arrived in India. Domestic tourist visits to all states and Union Territories numbered 747.70 million. The majority of foreign tourists come from the United States (16%) and the United Kingdom (12.6%). In 2011 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi were the most popular states for foreign tourists. Domestic tourists visited the states Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu most frequently. Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Agra have been the four most visited cities of India by foreign tourists during the year 2011. Worldwide, Chennai is ranked 41 by the number of foreign tourists, while Delhi is ranked at 50, Mumbai at 57 and Agra at 65. The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 ranked the price competitiveness of India's...