National Tourism Day

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January 25th is celebrated as the National Tourism Day in India. It has been marked by the government of India to promote tourism, and educate people about the importance of tourism, along with the role it plays in the economy of our country. India participates in the celebration of the UN World Tourism Day as well. Our country is ranked 52nd in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015.  When it comes to travel and tourism, our rich cultural and geographical diversity makes our country one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Agra is found to be the most visited tourist destination, followed by Jaipur and Goa. Adding to the geographic diversities, we have a place that has highest rainfall in the world – Mawsynram, one of the driest places on earth – The Thar desert, and last but not the least, the splendid beaches hedging more than half of the Indian boundary. Tourism in India is a billion dollar industry, supporting approximately 40 million jobs and attracting a large number of traders. According to World Travel & Tourism Council, Indian tourism produced ₹8.31 lakh crores (US$120 billion), which accounted for 6.3% of the nation’s GDP in 2015. With number of tourists increasing every year, India is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world.

 

 

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