India’s Tourism Ministry expects to get Cabinet approval for a draft policy aimed at helping increase India’s share in foreign tourist arrivals.
The Economic Times quoted Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma as saying; “[The] draft is ready and it has got approval of all concerned ministries. It will go to the Cabinet now for its approval. After Cabinet approval it will be effective. We are expecting it will be done very soon.”
He added the country has an abundance of tourism products. “We have 7500km-long seashore, wildlife, desert, adventure, four beautiful seasons. We have so much to offer.”
The new policy aims to cash in on the tourist wanderlust to increase India’s share in foreign tourist arrivals from the current 0.68% to 1% by 2020.
India welcomed 8.02 million international visitors last year, up 4.4% compared to 2014.