The Minister of State
(Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said
that the number of Foreign/International Tourist Arrivals in India,
Singapore and Thailand during 2013 was 6.97 million, 15.57 million and 26.55
In a written reply in the Rajya
Sabha today Shri Naik said, the number of
International/Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Thailand is much higher than India.
He said, some of
the factors responsible for International Tourist Arrivals and outbound
tourists from any country, including India, are economic conditions of the
source and destination countries, air connectivity, extent of awareness amongst
the source countries, availability of trained guides, reasonably priced hotel
accommodation, good tourism infrastructure, etc. The actions taken by
the Government to boost tourism in the country are given in the Annexure.
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