Sunday, June 27, 2010 15:58 IST
Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on “domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/ UTs” received from Ministries/ Departments of Tourism of various State Governments and UT Administrations.
Following are the important highlights of data for 2009:
(a) Domestic Tourist Visits to Sates/ UTs
(b) Foreign Tourist visits to States/ UTs
Data show that domestic tourism registered an impressive growth of 15.5% in 2009 inspite of economic recession and other adverse factors for tourism. On the contrary, FTAs and FTVs registered a decline of 3.3% and 2.8% respectively during the same period. This brings out the importance of domestic tourism in the overall tourism development in the country. AD
Domestic Tourism registers an impressive growth during 2009
Two Dutch women raped, robbed in New Delhi
Question: Is India a safe destination?
How many Domestic and Foreign Nationals have been cheated, looted, raped and killed? Do we have the statistics compiled on all- India basis? The Tourism Ministry which had promised to employ ESM for safe guarding tourists is still on paper without any tangible outcome! Tourism Ministry will do well to warn and give out the statistics of tourist victims and issue an advisory accordingly for citizens safety.