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India Tourism taking all measures to double tourist inflow

India’s Minister of State (Independent Charge), Tourism, GoI, Mr. K. J. Alphons, said today that the government is taking all measures to double tourist inflow in India over the next 3 years.

Mr. Alphons inaugurated the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB 2018) in Jaipua and took a round of the B2B meeting pavilion of the 10th edition of the event organized jointly by the Rajasthan Government and FICCI in Jaipur. He said that Rajasthan has immense potential for tourism growth.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) For Tourism, Government of India, Mr. K.J. Alphons (Second from right) going around the ‘GITB 2018’ exhibition today at JECC in Jaipur. To his left is Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. Subodh Agarwal and to his right is Past President, FICCI; Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee, Dr. Jyotsna Suri.

“Foreign tourist inflow in India last year grew by 15.6 percent, and receipts grew by 20.2 percent. Our targets are very high, and we want to double the tourist inflow and receipts in three years,” he sai

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It is possible to achieve the target as India has a lot of potential and a 5,000-year-old history, which no other country in the world has, Mr. Alphons added.

The B2B meetings at the GITB 2018 drew praise from the minister with 10,936 buyer-seller meetings pre-scheduled in the 2-day plan.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) For Tourism, Government of India, Mr. K.J. Alphons(Third from left) at the Rajasthan State Pavilion at the ‘GITB 2018’ today at JECC in Jaipur. To his right is Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. Subodh Agarwal and to his left is Past President, FICCI; Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee, Dr. Jyotsna Suri.

Another major development at GITB 2018 was the announcement made by Chief Minister Ms. Vasundhara Raje at the inaugural function of the extension of the MOU between FICCI and the Rajasthan Government for organizing GITB until 2024.

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