Inbound Travel

Inbound tourism may register up to 10% jump this holiday season


Inbound tourism is likely to register an increase of up to 10 per cent during this Christmas-New Year holiday season as travellers plan to refrain from going overseas in wake of recent terror attacks in most sought after global tourist destinations of Bangkok and Paris, according to a just-concluded survey by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.

“Tourist hotspots in northern, central India and in majority of the coastal belt are expected to see influx of about 15 lakh domestic and foreign tourists as they find it both cheap and safe,” noted a survey-cum-analysis on ‘Year-end tourism trends in India: 2015,’ conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) under the aegis of its Social Development Foundation.

“Tourism, which is the mainstay of the economy in Andaman and Nicobar, and in states like Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh together with the states in the north-east are likely to do brisk business and attract tourists in large numbers,” said Mr D.S. Rawat, secretary general of ASSOCHAM while releasing the findings of the chamber’s sector specific survey-cum-analysis.


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