November 19, 2019
Earlier this year, India climbed up 6 ranks to reach 34th position on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report out of 140 countries
Mechanisms behind the improvement include a National Conference of State Tourism Ministers, National Tourism Advisory Council, among others
To further adventure tourism, Ministry of Tourism has classified 31 activities under land-based, water-based, and air-based under revised guidelines
Swadesh Darshan and Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) will promote India as a holistic destination
Thanks to several efforts by the Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with various stakeholders, a total of 105 projects worth US$960 million have been sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes. The initiatives aim to strengthen India’s position as a global tourism destination. Earlier this year, India had climbed up six ranks to rank the 34th position on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report out of 140 countries.
Some of the mechanisms to seek synergy with different stakeholders include:
To further adventure tourism in India, the Ministry of Tourism has also classified 31 activities under land-based, water-based, and air-based sectors under the revised Indian Adventure Tourism Guidelines. Adventure tourism activities take place at various spots in India, and is carried out under the supervision of state governments. The Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance to state governments under various schemes for the development of infrastructure for adventure tourism.
The Ministry of Tourism promotes India as a holistic destination to boost tourism in the country. Some of the initiatives implemented to further this are:
A total of 77 projects amounting to US$850 million and 28 projects amounting to US$ 118 million have been sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme and PRASHAD Scheme respectively.