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Friday, 22 February, 2019, 14 : 18 PM [IST]

Tourism sector alone has created nearly 14 million jobs in the country: K J Alphons

Expressing optimism about the growth of the Tourism industry at the National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC), Union Minister for Tourism, K.J. Alphons mentioned that the tourism Sector alone has created nearly 14 million jobs in the country in the last four years, and it will continue to generate more jobs in the coming years.

The Minister applauded the excellent performance of the Indian Tourism Industry, at the 2nd meeting of the reconstituted NTAC, which was held at the ‘Statue of Unity’, Kevadia in Gujarat on Thursday.

 The Minister informed, “India has climbed from 7th rank in 2017 to 3rd rank in 2018 in World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Power and Performance index which has an impact on our Civil Aviation sector.” The minister further commented that Indian tourism is poised to achieve a better growth with the country’s incredible tourism potential, impeccable hospitality, and the fast developing infrastructure, and connectivity.

While addressing the meeting, the Minister comprehensively outlined the achievements of the Ministry and also the recent initiatives taken by the Government towards the development and promotion of tourism. 

The NTAC acts as a think tank of the Ministry of Tourism and advises the Government on various tourism-related policy matters. The meeting was attended by senior officers of the Ministry of Tourism, UNWTO representative and various stakeholders of tourism, such as representatives from Central Ministries, Industry Associations of tourism, and individual experts in the field of tourism, among others.
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