18th December 2016
India’s sorry performance in international tourism – “Incredible India” is getting no one to visit India.
Someone said that Amitabh Kant has done wonderful things for India’s tourism. To which my response:
India has a history and geography that should attract 10 times more visitors. In every way, we are under-served by our socialist system. Even Indonesia outperforms India.
TOURIST ARRIVALS IN 2014:
For India, a good number of “tourists” are the OCIs and PIOs – who are essentially refugees in foreign lands – driven away by India’s socialist policies – and who return periodically to visit their family. Real tourists in India? – a tiny proportion (less than 1/10th) of what should be the case.
NOT SLOGANS BUT REALITY WILL WORK for India’s tourism. Till it remains a dilapidated, run down, and often dangerous country, it will hardly attract any real tourists.