Travel Trade

Report identifies 12 unexplored tourism destinations


Industry association FICCI and Ernst & Young (EY) has jointly released a Knowledge Paper on ‘Unexplored Tourism Destinations of India’ at the Great Indian Travel Bazaar 2015, which are selected based on industry interactions and trends. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje released this report in the presence of international buys and Indian sellers from the tourism industry in Jaipur.

The FICCI-EY report identifies 12 chosen unexplored tourism destinations in the country, focusing on their main attractions, their connectivity and availability of accommodation facilities in them. It highlights those tourism destinations that have been explored as part of FICCI’s focus on the growth of India’s tourism sector, and upcoming themes and projects across the country to attract tourists, reports Merinews.

Diverse destinations have been covered, ranging from the Majuli Islands- the largest river islands in the Indian sub-continent – to Auroville – a spiritual center near Pondicherry and the Desert Camps of Rajasthan.

The 9 other identified destinations which are having great potential to be developed as great tourist destinations are Chitrakoot (MP), Diu (Daman & Diu), Dudhwa National Park (UP), Elephanta Caves (Maharashtra), Hampi (Karnataka), Lahaul & Spiti (HP), Rann of Kutch (Gujarat), Sundarbans Delta (WB) and Gurez/Gurais (J&K).

A study of these locations indicates that they have huge untapped potential, which can be harnessed to promote tourism in them.


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