Next four years, India will be heading the United Nations South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism. As the decision has been taken by the 19th United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly meeting held recently held at Gyeongju, South Korea, it is clear that the focus is shifting towards India in a substantial manner. A meeting was convened in wake of this by the Union Minister, Subodh Kant Sahay, who attended the UNWTO general assembly meeting.
In fact, the current decision, along with signifying the confidence of various countries in India, clearly applauds the efforts of the Indian government in promotion of tourism in the country. India is respected high in terms of responsible and sustainable grow of tourism. India has gone further succeeding Iran as the Chairman of the South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism of UNWTO.
Tourism in India is estimated to grow at an unprecedented scale while giving employment to 25 million people by 2016-2017. It is estimated that the requirement for an additional 42 million skilled people will be generated taking into consideration the Indian tourism industry.
As the decision rolls out, Indian travel industry has been witnessed applauding the same. It will not be an exaggeration to state that it is one of those prestigious moments for the whole tourism industry in India. Indeed, the time has come when the world has recognized immense potential of India tours. In fact, it is now the turn of India to respond in positive manner and have due courage to seize the opportunity.