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The tourism time bomb

Tourism has to be projected as a revenue earner and creator of employment. And it has to be given a human face

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More than half of the Indian states will showcase their offerings and over 175 stalls will be used by domestic operators to display the destinations and products at the India Tourism Mart

Ambi M G Parameswaran
The Indian tourism industry is witnessing a boom time. Reports say that by 2033 airport traffic in India will multiply five times to 1.6 billion, and that 55 new airports are needed to meet these increased travel demands. More and more millennials are taking short and long breaks. While Goa continues to be the all-time favourite, Indian tourists are also exploring exotic destinations, both within India and outside. 

One remembers how Taj Hotels used to be a lone warrior three decades ago trying to build tourism into Goa. They even had advertisements playing in movie theatres extolling the virtues of ‘Goa
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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 8:50 PM IST

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