limit as far as the financial returns are concerned. Yet India’s share in the world tourist trade has remained steadfastly stagnant at less than five per cent. Viewed in the context of the rich and varied fare that India has to offer to the foreign visitor, this anomaly can be explained only by a total lack of foresight and planning on the part of powers- that- be.
Suresh Verma of the Indian Institute of Public Administration has come up with some concrete and progressive recommendations in an exhaustive survey carried out by his team on the workings of the Department of Tourism . — Dilip Bobb