India is drafting a new tourism policy that will provide proper response, investment and support at all levels – from village gram panchayats to governments, the country’s tourism minister has said.
The tourism sector is one of the major sectors in India for economic growth and employment generation. A draft strategy is also in the works for the development of the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism industry, minister of culture, tourism and development of the northeastern region G. Kishan Reddy said.
The minister said there is a need to focus energies on not just reviving the sector but making this sector one of the drivers to revive the economy.
Addressing the ‘2nd Travel, Tourism & Hospitality E Conclave – Resilience & The Road to Recovery,’ organised virtually by FICCI, Reddy said: “Once we adopt the new policy, it will be helpful, particularly for the stakeholders. Through this policy, we will get proper response, investments, and support from village gram panchayats to governments.”