In order to promote rural tourism in India, Union Tourism Minister, G. Kishan Reddy launched a unique initiative ‘Best Tourism Village Competition Portal’ and Rural Tourism Portal. The Global Tourism Investor Summit 2023 portal was also launched on the occasion.
The Ministry of Tourism is organising the 1st Global Tourism Investors’ Summit during May 17-19, 2023 to showcase investable projects and opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector in India to domestic and international investors. This is being organised in the backdrop of India’s G20 Presidency this year.
In a bid to develop tourism in mission mode and to accelerate India’s rise towards world leadership in the tourism sector, the MoT has launched Visit India Year 2023. It is a unique, collective movement that invites the world to explore India during 2023 – a historical year of India’s G20 presidency as well as grand celebrations of India@75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
While launching the ‘Best Tourism Village Portal’, the Minister said, the Visit India Year campaign will highlight India’s commitment to sustainable and rural tourism. It will propel India as a seamless, modern and smart tourism destination.
On the occasion, the Tourism Minister highlighted initiatives of the government in promoting and developing the tourism sector in the country with a focus on connectivity, civic infrastructure, tourist amenities and soft infrastructure.
He said that the country is taking a new flight of development with the mantra of “Vikas Bhi aur Virasat Bhi”. India is seeing a rapid revival of foreign tourist arrivals post Covid and India will soon become a major destination of the world with the Whole of Government approach policy.