When would the wait end?
It’s been a couple of years since we first heard about the National Tourism Policy, which was to be launched way back in 2015 itself. After two years of Ministry of Tourism constantly discussing the launch, it has still not seen the light of the day. Not many of us know what it would entail in terms of infrastructure development, functioning of tourism bodies and promotion of India in the international market. However, the industry is pinning its hope on the policy and expecting some ground-breaking decisions to be made. Rashmi Verma, the new Secretary-Tourism, has said that they will be releasing the policy by World Tourism Day on September 27. With only a month left for the same, the industry is beaming with hope and expectations, especially for inbound, as the next season is just around the corner. A progressive policy, aided by the e-visa regime would do wonders for the incoming tourist traffic for the country. We are keeping our fingers crossed!