Indian Tourism: A potential job mine.The Indian tourism is an important source of foreign exchange source. The contribution of tourism to India's GDP is around 9.2% and supported 8.1% of India's workforce.
The Indian medical tourism is said to be around 3 billion dollars and likely to grow to 7-8 billion dollars in 2020. India was ranked 9th in terms of its' cultural and natural resources.
India has a rich and diverse array of attractions that would appeal to the global traveller or the global tourist. From historical monuments,archaeological wonders,lush green jungles, pockets of good wildlife etc are popular themes for tourists.
We need to focus on supporting the infrastructure and the potential tourist destinations, advertise and have e-booking platforms, monitor private players, ensure safety of the foreign visitors. Given the tough job market now, I think we can focus on what we have in hand, make ourselves competitive, reliable and safe. With tourism comes an array of indirect jobs that can drive the economy (home stays, travel bookings, food and beverage industry, handicrafts etc).