(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 - PIB "Topic: Tourism in India: An Overview"

(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

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Topic: Tourism in India: An Overview

Q. What is the contribution of tourism sector into GDP?

The contribution of tourism in the country’s GDP and total jobs was 5.92% and 9.24% during 2007-08. Total number of jobs in tourism sector in the country during 2007-08 was 49.8 million.

Q. What the initiatives should be taken to boost tourism sector?

To achieve various targets and address the challenges involved in the tourism sector, following initiatives are proposed to be undertaken:

  • Skill Development: Enhancing the institutional infrastructure of Hospitality Education by Opening new Institutes of Hotel Management (IHM) and Food Crafts Institutes (FCI) Augmenting the capacity of existing IHM/FCI Facilitating private sector investments
  • Infrastructure Development: Identify major Circuits/Destinations –having potential to attract large number of visitors – for development in Mission Mode Develop Tourism Parks to be located in developed/underdeveloped/unexplored area of tourist interest Identify clusters of villages having unique craft, ethnic art form for development as Tourism Products Development of existing circuits/destinations to be continued under MoTs current scheme.
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  • Hygiene and Sanitation: Sanitation, solid waste management and clean water major concerns for tourists Sensitizing and awareness generation of all stakeholders required Ministry to undertake major social awareness campaign under ‘Atithi Devo Bhav’ initiative

  • Marketing, Branding & Promotion: Developing new markets – CIS, ASEAN, Middle East and African countries Opening new representative offices overseas for wider reach developing and promoting new tourism products Golf Polo, Wellness & Medical, MICE, Caravan, Cruise, Adventure and Wildlife tourism.
  • Taxation: Currently the taxes levied on tourism sector are very high. To get the maximum dividends from tourism taxes levied on tourism industry should be unified, rationalised and made globally competitive.
  • Convergence: As tourism is a multi-sectoral activity, active convergence in the resources of various sectors involved in promotion of tourism at Central and State level is necessary for achieving the optimum results.

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