One-stop shop to make India 20 times richer

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:
Australia     6868000
France       83767000
Indonesia    9435000
India           7679000
Singapore  11864000

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.

Sanjeev Sabhlok

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