Ministry of Tourism - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 (Download PDF)

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Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism: India’s rank in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 shows a 25 places jump from 2013, Ministry of Tourism launches “Incredible India 2.0 Campaign”.

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Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/GS 2018)

Dr. Manishika Jain explains Ministerial Summary 2017 - Source PIB

  • Paryatan Parv organized in 31 States and Union Territories.

  • Rank of India in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) Report of 2017 was 40th as compared to 52nd in 2015 and 65th in 2013.

DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Theme based circuits are being developed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme spanning the entire country.

  • Holistic development of identified pilgrimage destinations is being undertaken under the ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) Scheme.

HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM DESTINATION:

  • Ministry of Tourism has recently launched the ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project.

  • Creation of ‘Special Tourism Zones’ anchored on Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in partnership with the States was announced in the Budget for 2017 - 18.

PARYATAN PARV

  • Paryatan Parv was organized in October, 2017 covering 31 States and Union Territories.

  • The main objective of the event was to focus on the benefits of tourism and reinforcing the principle of “Tourism for All”.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT:

  • In the year 2017 Ministry of Tourism gave Administrative Approval. An approval has also been accorded for setting up of Applied Training Centre at Institute of Hotel Management, Shillong.

    INCREDIBLE INDIA 2.0 CAMPAIGN:

  • Ministry of Tourism launched “Incredible India 2.0 Campaign”.

  • The Incredible India 2.0 Campaign is being released in the prime existing markets as well as important potential markets.

    PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM BOURSE (ITB) AND WORLD TRAVEL MART (WTM):

  • Ministry of Tourism participated in the “International Tourism Bourse” (ITB) held in Berlin, Germany from 8th to 12th March, 2017.

  • Ministry of Tourism participated in World Travel Mart (WTM) held in London from 6th to 8th November, 2017.

  • India pavilion was set up on the theme of spiritual tourism at WTM.

6TH INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MART:

  • Ministry of Tourism organized ’6th International Tourism Mart’ (ITM) in Guwahati, Assam from 5 - 7 December, 2017.

DEVELOPMENT OF TOURIST AMENITIES AT THREE RAILWAY STATIONS

IN GOA: tourist amenities at Madgaon, Karmali and Thivim railway stations in Goa.

GLASS TOP COACHES: Ministry of Tourism as part of its Rail Tourism Policy is collaborating with MoR for manufacturing of three glass to coaches to be deployed on scenic rail routes of the country.

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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