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Overview

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) the travel and tourism industry in India contributed INR5,651bn to the economy in 2011, and supported 39,352,000 jobs (7.8% of total employment).  This placed it 126th in the world (out of 181 countries) with respect to the relative contribution of the industry to the economy, with 6.4% share of GDP, compared to a world average of 14% (WTTC 2011)).  The industry is also growing at a steady pace.  Key determinants of this development include the strong GDP growth, strengthening of ties with developed world and and the liberalisation of foreign investment.  In 2011 the country saw 6,290,000 tourist arrivals.  The largest proportion of visitors to the country come from Western Europe, making up 30.31% of arrivals in 2010, with the United Kingdom representing the largest segment of this.  North Americans constituted 20.32% in 2010, while the South Asian market represented 18.14%.  Visitor exports in 2011 generated INR801.4bn, constituting 3.8% of total exports.  The development and promotion of the industry is overseen by the Ministry of Tourism ministry, which for all intents and purposes is the the country’s tourism board.  It coordinates the efforts of state territory governments, encouraging private investment, strengthening promotional and marketing efforts and provides trained manpower resources.  The Association of Tourism Trade Organisations was established in 2003 in order to promote clarity and harmony in the Indian tourism trade.

Tourism and Travel organisations in India
Indian Tourism Development Corporation
Ministry of Tourism
Movenpick Hotel
Tourism Development Corporation of India