Incredible India conducts roadshow in China
Incredible India is conducting roadshow in China’s Beijing. “China has one of the biggest tourist inflows with 144 million outbound tourists last year. India received only 250,000 of that and, with an aim to increase the footfalls, we are conducting big-time roadshow in China,” said Tourism Minister, K J Alphons.
The minister is currently visiting Beijing with 20 leading Indian travel agents for the first event of a series of road shows held by the Tourism Ministry, Government of India. The road show will also stop in Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai, aiming to attract the high-spending Chinese tourists to India.
In recent years, the two governments have put in place many measures to accelerate the growth of China-India tourism relations. The year 2015 was celebrated as “Visit India Year” in China, and 2016 was celebrated as “Visit China Year” in India.
“Online searches for Indian destinations by Chinese tourists rose by 134 per cent in 2017, and the number of the Chinese people regularly practicing yoga reached 10 million,” said Satyajeet Rajan, the director general of India Tourism.
India opened tourist e-visas to Chinese citizens on July 30, 2015, which is witnessing a big increase in the number of Chinese tourists to the country. At present, only 47 foreign and Chinese airlines and five Indian flights operate between the two countries. “I will initate a dialogue with the aviation minister to increase flight connectivity between the two countries,” the minister said.
“Highlighted India’s diversity and assured the best possible security to visitors. Also invited the Chinese businessmen to invest in India’s burgeoning tourism sector,” tweeted the minister.