Government to work towards cleanliness, safety and hospitality for attracting tourists

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Mumbai, April 15, 2016 Union Minister of State for Tourism, Mahesh Sharma shared government’s determination towards improving cleanliness, safety and hospitality in tourism industry. He was speaking today on the second day of the Maritime India Summit 2016 in Mumbai.

Government of India is trying to propel the tourism engine which can contribute in the growth of economy, generation of employment and in women empowerment. Sharma said, “In order to attract foreign tourists, government is aggressively driving the cleanliness movement and is working towards safety and hospitality.” For safety of foreign tourists, recently, the ministry had launched the toll free multi-lingual helpline – 1363 in 12 international languages.

In the fast growing global cruise markets, India is yet to catch up with the likes of Australia, China and the countries of North America and Europe. In order to reap the economic opportunities available in cruise and riverine shipping, the ministry has proposed to develop existing ports which could match global standards. Besides, it has identified 189 light houses which will be further developed for attracting domestic and international tourists.

During the summit, the representatives of Carnival UK, Royal Caribbean International and Royal Museums Greenwich suggested ways which can help India become popular international tourist destination.