Tourism Scenario in India
The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India. Tourism in India is a potential game changer. It is a sun rise industry, an employment generator, a significant source of foreign exchange for the country and an economic activity that helps local and host communities. India is a tourism product which is unparalleled in its beauty, uniqueness, rich culture and history has been aggressively pursuing the promotion of tourism both internationally as well as in the domestic market.
According to UNWTO,
India Ranks 41stin the international tourist arrivals,
India Ranks 16th in the world Tourism Receipts and
India Ranks 7th in Asia Pacific Region for Tourism receipts
Tourism Contributes INR 6,780 Billion to GDP
6.2% contribution to GDP.
7.5% expected growth for the year 2014
3,54,39,000Total Jobs (Direct & Indirect)
7.7% contribution to Employment.
*Source: World Economic Forum Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013.
GDP: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
GDP was INR 6,631.6 bn (6.2% of GDP) in 2013
Forecast to rise by 7.3% in 2014,
to rise by 7.0% pa to INR 13,983.0 bn (6.8% of GDP) in 2024.
EMPLOYMENT: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
Travel & Tourism directly supported 2,23,20,000(2.2 Crore)jobs
Which is 4.9% of total employment
And is expected to rise by 2.5% in 2014
To be rise by 2.1% per annum to 2,80,81,000(2.8 Crore)jobs
(5.1% of total employment) in 2024.
Travel & Tourism investment in 2013 was INR 1,938.7 bn
6.2% of total investment.
Estimates to rise by 9.8% in 2014
6.5% per annum over the next ten years to INR 3,981.3 bn in 2024 (6.4% of total).
Employment In Travel Trade
Online Travel Agent
Travel Agency Executive
Travel Documentation Facilitator
Foreign Exchange Executive
Adventure travel guide
Foreign Language Guide
Online Travel Agency Executive
Tour operations executive
Rural tour guide
Health tourism counselor
Tourism Officer in Govt. Departments
Tourist Information Centre Executive
Theme Park Manager
India’s Top 3 Inbound Travel Companies
Le Passage to India Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
Kuoni Travels (India) Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon
M/s Thomas Cook India Ltd & its subsidiaries
*Source: India’s National Tourism Awards 2013
India’s Top Travel Agencies
Make my trip
Cox & Kings
Some Tourism Related Micro- Business for Self- Employment
1. Travel & Tour Operator
2. Wayside Amenities
3. Homestay/Paying Guest facility
4. Guiding services
5. Restaurants/Café/Food Outlets/ Outdoor Catering
6. Taxi/Cab/Pick n Drop
7. Jeep Safari
8. Tourist Camp Sites
9. Souvenir Outlet
10. Health & Wellness Outlet