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Ministry of Tourism29-November, 2012 16:43 IST
Tourists at Ajanta and Ellora Caves

 

            The number of domestic and foreign visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments of Ajanta and Ellora caves during 2009, 2010 and 2011 were as follows:

 

Year

Visitors

Ajanta Caves

Ellora Caves

2009

Domestic

346018

738841

Foreign

22964

18946

2010

Domestic

389572

1187432

Foreign

28192

32540

2011

Domestic

412473

1308262

Foreign

28576

33023

 

            To encourage Hospitality Sector a Five Year Tax Holiday has been announced in 2008 - 09 for 2, 3 and 4 star category hotels located in all UNESCO declared World Heritage sites (Except Mumbai and Delhi) for hotels operating w.e.f. 01.04.2008 to 31.03.2013.

 

Other efforts made by Ministry of Tourism for improving the facilities for foreign and domestic tourists include, creation/upgradation of tourism infrastructure, wayside amenities, improving road connectivity leading to the tourist sites, especially from the National Highways/State Highways and other points under its Plan Scheme of Product/Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits, increasing the availability of trained manpower, etc.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism (IC) Dr. K. Chiranjeevi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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            SAMIR/RV

 


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