The next steps India tourism is taking

The consistent growth of the sector called for some shifts 

The Indian government has already been adjusting to sustainable tourism guidelines. PHOTOJUNCTION/Shutterstock

India’s growing economy has made it possible for its tourism industry to grow. As discussed by Hotelier India, the World Travel & Tourism Council agreed, saying that the surge in both the business and leisure travel would rise, bringing up both the tourism sector and the hospitality sector of the nation as people try to catch up on their travel plans.

With the country hosting the G20 summit with high profile guests from countries like the USA, China, Japan, and Germany would be visiting. This would lead to an increase in demand for hotel and accommodation options around the country, with the amount of foreigners helping push the increase of local revenues.

Saudi Arabia has already been looking into many factors behind India and its tourism industry. According to middle eastern market news source Zawya, the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), during its recent delegation visit to India, held a series of meeting, round-tables, and networking events within travel organisations such as the One World Travel Market in Mumbai (OTM) and the South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) in Delhi.

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While Saudi Arabia holds a large amount of tourists that visit India, they also see India as one of the largest potential tourism source markets. STA held thousands of meetings with Indian trade partners and travel buyers to discuss the promotion of each other as holiday destinations.

With the tourism sector booming due to the country receiving multiple visitors while its people also visit other countries, the government has been learning to adapt to the emerging trends. According to Invest India, The United Nations Environment Program and United Nations World Tourism Organization set Sustainable Tourism guidelines, setting its impacts on the environment, economy, and culture as pillars.

The Indian government has already been adjusting to these guidelines by launching strategies specifically for sustainable tourism within the country. They initiated the National Strategy for Sustainable Tourism with the outline of the vision, mission, and pillars of its development, as well as organised regional workshops meant to promote responsible and sustainable tourism.

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