Travel Trade Journal
Dr. Subhash Goyal
President, Confederation of Tourism Professionals
Nothing concrete has been announced and this industry is bleeding for the last three years. The tourism industry was expecting some relief to be announced in this Budget but we are really disappointed. The government should understand that tourism is the largest employment generator and has been contributing 9-10 per cent of GDP and about 30 billion dollars in foreign exchange earnings. The greatest need of our country is to tackle the problem of unemployment which can only be done by supporting an industry like tourism. About 35-40 million people have either lost their jobs or are in the process of losing them.