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Rajasthan bets big on Heritage tourism

The Amer Fort in Rajasthan, which has been selected as one of the 10 iconic sites from India, stands just second to Taj as far as tourist arrivals are concerned, said the state Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. She was speaking at the inaugural session of the 10th edition of the Great India Travel Bazaar (GITB) at Hotel Lalit in Jaipur.

Rajasthan Tourism strongly believes in partnerships, she said while appreciating the partners in eco-tourism, music tourism, and desert tourism in the state. The Chief Minister also said that heritage tourism is one of the most important areas of Rajasthan Tourism.

“Rajasthan would be able to achieve the target of 50 million tourist arrivals by 2020. Over 47 million tourists have come to the State by end of 2017, she added. “The GITB will see almost 11,ooo b2b meetings,” said the minister.

A team of tourists from the Centre visited Amer Fort to conduct a ‘gap analysis’ and understand the current state of infrastructure at the site. Rajasthan government will also conduct a domestic travel market in the state by July.

State additional chief secretary tourism Subodh Agarwal urged the Union tourism secretary Rashmi Verma, who was also present at the event, to approve the state’s proposals for three new circuits to promote tribal, eco and desert tourism.