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Government of India is now focused on promoting the move towards green tourism: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism, at the ITM in Aizawl, Mizoram, shared that sustainability has been a priority for the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector for some time, but it has become even more prominent due to the pandemic. “The Government of India is now focused on promoting the move towards green tourism. Green tourism has the potential to catalyse local economies, while also minimising the environmental and social impacts,” he added.

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If tourism contribution is increased to 10% of GDP, it can create 26 million new jobs: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism has said that Indian tourism industry contributes to around 4.7 percent of the country’s GDP and provides employment to around 31.8 million of inhabitants. “If tourism’s contribution is increased to 10 per cent of GDP in India, it can create 26 million new jobs,” he added.

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Panoply of festivals planned in J&K to attract tourists: Secretary, Tourism, J&K

Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism, J&K, has said that they are celebrating different occasions and festivals, like spring festival and early almond blossom festival. “In spring, i.e. March and April we have tulip festival. There are many summer festivals, winter carnivals and we have a houseboat festival. Such events help us convey a message that things are happening in J&K,” he added.

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India’s global tourism rankings to go up by improving tourism safety & security: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism, has said that India’s global tourism indices will go up by improving the safety and security aspects of tourism and would go a long way in making India one of the favourable destinations. He urged all the tourism stakeholders to work closely and strengthen the security aspect of the tourist destinations.

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We are looking at changing definition of infrastructure status for hotels: Arvind Singh

In response to hotel industry’s demand for amendment in the definition of infrastructure status, Arvind Singh, Secretary, MOT said, “We are looking at changing the definition of infrastructure status for hotels to help the industry attract investment. It has the attention of the higher authorities and we will have an order on it shortly.  It is currently as per 2011 census and needs to change to accommodate the demands of hospitality business today.”

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Need to promote Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat for interaction between states & UTs: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism, has said that we need to ensure sustainable, responsible and inclusive development of tourism in the country. “Everyone needs to be on the same page and need to promote Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat to provide a greater interaction between the states and Union Territories,” he added.

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