among others. visitors who visit a place and return the same day. . meals. and financial services.o Visitors are further sub-divided into two categories: tourists. who must stay one or more night in the place visited and sameday visitors. transportation. Comprises many industries like lodging. entertainment.

and ‡ Opening of sectors of the economy to private sector/ foreign investment. ‡ As per estimates (Ministry of Tourism). about 3. ‡ Foreign tourist arrivals witnessed a growth of 78 per cent in 2006 over 2001 (last 5 years) ‡ Growth in foreign exchange earnings was of the order of 122 per cent during this period.1 million additional jobs .‡ India's strong GDP performance ‡ Strengthening of ties with the developed world. on an average.

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