Guj expected to see 20% jump in tourists

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL) has said the number of tourists travelling to Gujarat is expected to grow 20 per cent during 2013-14.

“We have seen 13.6 per cent growth in the number of tourists visiting Gujarat last year — that is around 2.5 crore. We are optimistically targeting the growth to be 20 per cent in 2013-14,” TCGL Managing Director Sanjay Kaul told reporters on the side lines of an event here.

Aiming for investment into the tourism sector, TCGL has identified 39 locations in the State and has called for bids from large operators to put up their projects.

“We have identified 39 locations in the state that include beaches and ecotourism projects. We have called for bids from large operators, many of them are interested to put up star hotels and resorts. Basically it is under process,” Kaul said.

Stating that things have started taking shape in the tourism sector of the State, which includes development of basic infrastructure, he said only in the past three to four years Gujarat tourism had come into recognition.

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