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Tourism contributed nearly 12.38% to employment during 2017-18: Tourism Minister

Posted On: 09 JUL 2019 5:41PM by PIB Delhi

Assessment of number of tourists at different destinations in States/UTs is made in terms of visits in the States/UTs during a calendar year. Ministry of Tourism, Government of India compiles the State/UT wise figures of Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) and Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) on the basis of information provided by State Governments/UT Administrations. The DTVs and FTVs during 2016, 2017 and 2018 are given in the table below:

                           

                           (Figures in million)

Year

DTVs

FTVs

2016

1615.39

24.71

2017 (Provisional)

1652.49

26.89

2018 (Estimated)

1852.38

27.39

 

The estimated share (direct + indirect) of jobs due to tourism was 12.38% during 2017-18.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) of Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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