India’s rank in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), 2017 has also shown a 25 places jump from 2013. Rank of India in TTCI Report of 2017 was 40th as compared to 52nd in 2015 and 65th in 2013. Under ‘Make In India’ tourism ministry of government of india took several measures like augmenting tourism infrastructure, easing of visa regime, assurance of quality standards in services of tourism service providers, etc to strengthen this sector. As a result india rank got improved drastically.
Tourism is a major engine of economic growth and an important source of foreign exchange earnings in many countries including India. It has great capacity to create large scale employment of diverse kind – from the most specialized to the unskilled and hence can play a major role in creation of additional employment opportunities. It can also play an important role in achieving growth with equity.