Possibilities of conference tourism increasing in Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi

Inaugurating the Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet in Dharamshala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Himachal is a land full of investment opportunities and possibilities of conference tourism is increasing in the state. Emphasising on tourism sector, Modi said Himachal was set to benefit from the country’s improved ranking in the sector over the years – from 65 in 2013 to 34 – in World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Index. “How this transformation came? We understood the potential of tourism sector, gave e-Visa facility to dozens of new countries. Performance changed and ranking changed. Today, tourism is being promoted as a package in India,” added Modi, referring to various offshoots like eco-tourism, medical tourism and spot tourism. Himachal CM, Jai Ram Thakur said that his government is committed to make sustainable tourism as one of the prime engines of growth in the state by establishing it as a leading global sustainable tourism destination. He informed that the state has signed MoUs on tourism with UAE and other countries.

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