The Indian Tourism industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of economic growth among the service sectors. Tourism in India is a potential game changer. Travel and Tourism industry can address various macroeconomic requirements of the country. These include contribution towards the reduction of current account deficit, infrastructure and consumption-driven GDP growth, direct and indirect employment across skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled categories, preventing urban migration & connecting Indian rural hinterlands to our key urban centres.
The CII Policy Dashboard on Tourism comprises majorly of the CII Policy Recommendations represented to the Government in recent years, with an emphasis towards paving the road ahead in Tourism for the period 2019-2022. A special focus is given on the challenges of the travel and tourism sector that require the attention of Policy Makers. This specifically includes - Inclusion of Tourism in Concurrent list, Exports Status for Tourism Earnings, Conferring Infrastructure Status to Hotel Industry, Bed & Breakfast and Homestay Policy, Eco-Tourism Policy, Goods and Services Tax (GST), amongst others. The Report summarizes with suggestions for the sector growth from 2019-22.