Surge in FTAs to India from Jan-April 2023: Reddy
Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G. Kishan Reddy has said that foreign tourist arrivals during the period of January to April 2023 were 166 per cent higher than compared to last year.
He was speaking during the 4th G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting in Goa. “Our foreign tourist arrivals after Covid-19 have now increased. During the period from January to April 2023 it is 166 per cent higher than compared to the arrivals registered during the last year for same period,” he said.
“Since ancient times, travelling to India was an avenue for finding oneself and India has always been a popular destination for travellers from all corners of the globe seeking and self-discovery. This has provided opportunities for people across 200 countries and varied faiths to experience India’s culture and spiritual heritage,” Reddy said.
“Currently our government has two priorities, are sustainable infrastructure creation, to cater to the growing needs of the tourists, and raising awareness among the tourists, for responsible consumption and adoption of an environmentally conscious lifestyle and through the launch of the G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard, a legacy has been created,” Reddy said.