Published on : Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Indian Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the number of Foreign/International Tourist Arrivals in India, Singapore and Thailand during 2013 was 6.97 million, 15.57 million and 26.55 million, respectively.
He said, some of the factors responsible for International Tourist Arrivals and outbound tourists from any country, including India, are economic conditions of the source and destination countries, air connectivity, extent of awareness amongst the source countries, availability of trained guides, reasonably priced hotel accommodation, good tourism infrastructure, etc
. The actions taken by the Government to boost tourism in the country are given in the Annexure.