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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 15:28 IST

Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India likely to reach pre-pandemic level by 2024: Govt

Domestic tourism is likely to reach the pre-pandemic level, by 2024-25 and Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) are likely to reach pre-pandemic level by 2024

Reported by: Business Desk
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The number of foreign tourists visiting India has dramatically increased from 1527 in 2021 to 6432 between January and September of 2023, the Minister of Tourism, G Kishan Reddy told while replying to a question in the parliament.

The minister presented the data of the Bureau of Immigration on foreign tourist arrival in India which showed that the number of tourists visiting India is rising gradually and is expected to reach the pre-pandemic level by 2024. 

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“As per the study ‘India and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Economic Losses for Households Engaged in Tourism and Policies for Recovery’, conducted by the Ministry of Tourism, Domestic tourism is likely to reach the pre-pandemic level, by 2024-25. Further on the basis of data received from BOI, Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) are likely to reach pre-pandemic level by 2024,” Reddy stated. 

He also highlighted several initiatives of the government that are aimed at promoting tourism at international level and also talked about 24x7 toll free Multilingual Tourist Helpline. 

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 15:25 IST

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