(Current Affairs) Important Points Of Tourism In India

Important Points Of Tourism In India

  1. Except for a very brief lull last year, the arrival of foreign tourists has maintained a steady upward trend, and foreign exchange earnings from the sector were an impressive 11.7 billion US dollars in 2008. A sector that is perhaps the fastest growing tourism sector in the world sector that accounts for 5.92 % of India's GDP, provides employment to 49.8 million of her people and has the potential to bring prosperity to rural and backward areas.

  2. India has over 150000 medical tourists each year and this figure is rising at a high pace. Currently, the medical tourism market in India is estimated to be worth over US­$ 300 million with approximately. 170,000 foreign patients coming in every year. The reports estimating that medical tourist to India are growing by 30 per cent a year. This industry is enjoy such a massive vacation with elective or plastic growth that it is moving into a new area of "medical outsourcing”.

  3. In a developing country like India, alternative medications like Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy have an important role to play in alleviating diseases both chronic and acute

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