Andaman & Nicobar for premium travellers
The state is promoting high-end leisure and adventure activities to attract premium travellers to the islands. The department is also considering signing an MoU with few Indian states to encourage mutual tourism growth.
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an aim to position itself as a premium destination among high-end Indian travellers and inbound tourists, the Department of Tourism, Andaman & Nicobar Administration is taking number of initiatives. For instance, the tourism department is participating at multiple domestic travel trade fairs to meet the travel where there is a great potential.” The department is also trying to get in more direct flights from Indian cities and international countries to enhance tourism and investment in the state.
“And with depreciating rupee, the domestic and inbound tourism market is expected to get a boost and we are all set to tap the high-end and premium travellers from India and overseas. Currently we receive about 80 per cent of Indians and rest inbound tourists. With improving brand awareness in international markets, we are positive to record growth in international arrivals in coming years,” adds Vijay. The department is also encouraging private players to build more accommodation facilities, offer adventure activities, develop tourist attractions, etc to boost the tourism sector. For the same, it already has a ‘single window’ clearance facility in
Manager (Tourism), Directorate of Information Publicity and Tourism Andaman & Nicobar Administration