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Several initiatives taken to ensure the safety and securityIndia safe for International tourists

The Ministry of Tourism has taken several initiatives to ensure the safety and security of tourists coming to India. It has launched the 24x7 Toll Free Multilingual Tourist Info-Helpline on 1800111363 or 1363 in 12 Languages to provide support service in terms of information relating to Travel in India and also offers appropriate guidance to tourists in distress while travelling in India. Besides, a Welcome card with “Tips to enjoy your stay” is being handed over to foreign tourists on arrival to make the visit of tourists a memorable experience.

Tourist Police in many statesIndia safe for International tourists


The State Governments/Union Territory Administrations of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have deployed Tourist Police, in one form or the other. Social Awareness Media Campaigns have also been launched with the objective of sensitising stakeholders in the tourism industry as well as the general public about the importance of good conduct and behaviour towards tourists and to reinforce the spirit of ‘Atithidevo Bhava’. Government has also issued the Guidelines on Safety and Security of Tourists for States/UTs and Tips for Travellers to stress the importance of safety and risk management, assist in identifying best practices and encourage closer cooperation for ensuring a pleasant experience to the tourists.

Drawing strategies for tourism developmentIndia safe for International tourists


Tourism ministry conducts a constant dialogue with States/UTs, various tourism related institutions and stakeholders for drawing up strategies for development and promotion of tourism including safe and honourable Tourism. Issued advisories to states/UTs with an advice to mark selfie danger zone at the tourist places. Further, the Ministry of Tourism has posted an advisory on the website www.incredibleindia.org indicating that India remains a safe destination for international visitors.

Steps for increasing the inflow of foreign touristsIndia safe for International tourists


Ministry of Tourism is according priority to the development and promotion of tourism in the country and has taken several steps for increasing the inflow of foreign tourists and earn foreign exchange. This information was given by Union Minister of Tourism K. J. Alphons in Parliament. Among these steps are-

i)          Launching the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for integrated development of theme based tourist circuits.
ii)         Launching the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme to beautify and improve amenities and infrastructure at pilgrimage sites.
iii)        Promoting India as a holistic tourism destination in the domestic and international markets.
iv)        Launching of Incredible India 2.0 Campaign marking a shift from generic promotions to market specific promotional plans.
v)         Launching e-Visa for citizens of 163 countries.
vi)        Developing and promoting ‘Niche Tourism’ products.
vii)       Generating sufficient manpower to meet the requirements of the tourism and hospitality industry.
viii)      Launching 24x7 toll free Multi-Lingual Tourist Helpline.

 
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