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Rajasthan govt initiates intra-state airline services to boost tourism

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Tourism minister Krishnendra Kaur Deepa said that the government has initiated intra-state airline services to boost tourism.

The state will take care of the safety and security of international tourists, she said while inaugurating the 9th edition of Indian Travel Bazar in Jaipur, reports PTI.

“With the Centre’s support the state government is developing Sambhar and Pushkar lake,” she added.

Union joint secretary Tourism Suman Billa said that “the country has witnessed 11 per cent rise in footfall of international tourists last year. The domestic tourist market is strong and is seeing 8-9 per cent rise every year. In 2016, 1.7 billion domestic tourists travelled India.”

India stands 40th in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index, which was 65th position in 2015.

Electronic visa is being provided to 168 countries, which enables for visa in 72 hours, Billa said, adding a toll free 1363 number service has been started for safety of tourists.

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