“We want to make In­dia a year-long des­ti­na­tion.”

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Dubey has been work­ing in the tourism min­istry for 26 years and was the Re­gional Di­rec­tor of the North East re­gion and West Ben­gal in 2007. She said that she was happy that th­ese ar­eas have now be­come pop­u­lar with in­ter­na­tional tourists.

She was proud that the in­ter­na­tional tourist ar­rivals to In­dia had in­creased by 8.9 per cent, last year, lead­ing to a rev­enue of $ 17.52 bil­lion. “But that’s only .64 per cent share in the in­ter­na­tional travel in­dus­try. We want to raise this to 1 per cent within five years,” she stated.

Mean­while, the In­dian Am­bas­sador to Thai­land Anil Wad­hwa was proud that there were as many as 152 flights a week be­tween Thai­land and In­dia, lead­ing to in­creased tourism traf­fic be­tween the two coun­tries.

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