The WTM call

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Abig con­tin­gent from In­dia led by Rashmi Verma, Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Tourism, Govt of In­dia, is head­ing to Lon­don, for the much-awaited World Travel Mar­ket. UK is the big­gest mar­ket for In­dia in­bound, and hence WTM holds a spe­cial place for in­bound tour op­er­a­tors. In fact, last year, In­dia was the pre­mium part­ner at the event and had a plethora of pre­sen­ta­tions to show­case at the event. With the new In­cred­i­ble In­dia 2.0 cam­paign and a fresh web­site, In­dia is all geared up to wel­come more tourists. The in­bound op­er­a­tors are also look­ing for­ward for the same to at­tract busi­ness. How­ever, there are chal­lenges that they are fac­ing cur­rently, the most cru­cial one be­ing the new GST regime, which has now made pack­ages more costly, es­pe­cially when it is com­pared to other neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. In­fras­truc­ture, mon­u­ment fee and up­keep are other is­sues, but the min­istry is tak­ing them up in a big way and we can ex­pect bet­ter days to come for this sec­tor. With more and new tourism prod­ucts be­ing de­vel­oped in In­dia, the fu­ture of In­dian tourism would only shine and we hope that it hap­pens sooner.

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