India to double arrivals by 2020

 
  India’s tourism sector continues to climb.
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As one of the fastest growing tourism destinations, India is expecting its arrival numbers to more than double by 2020, according to the country’s tourism leaders.

Union HRD Minister M.M Pallam Raju said by the end of this decade, arrivals into India are likely to reach 180 million, up from 50 million air passengers in 2010, Deccan Chronicle reported.

Hoping to maintain growth and meet goals, the Minister told attendees at the International Conference on Regional Transport Aircraft conference, the sector would need to formulate national programmes to accelerate various aerospace projects.  

However, the country’s ban on A380 aircraft could play a role in reaching its tourism goals, with Emirates president Tim Clark explaining the carrier already has a number of travellers who want to reach points within India.

Click here for more information on India’s ban on A380s.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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