The tourism sector in India has the capacity to create 25 million jobs in the coming years. Speaking on the sidelines of tourism fair in Berlin, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said that India has the potential market for tourism and has set a target to achieve 12 per cent growth in tourism sector by 2016. If this is achieved, the sector will be able to create 25 million additional jobs. To achieve the desired target, the ministry has already taken concrete steps to increase tourist traffic to India in the coming years.
According to UNWTO target of one billion tourists by 2012, India is aiming to fetch 1 per cent of them to double its foreign tourist arrivals this year. India's foreign tourist arrivals have crossed six million in 2011 and is expected to touch seven million this year.
Source: The Economic Times