‘Huge’ scope to improve India’s tourism sector: Narendra Modi

During India’s 73rd Independence Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to travel to at least 15 tourist destinations within India by 2022. He also said that there is a “huge” scope to improve India’s tourism sector in his address to the nation from the Red Fort. The PM also said that India has so much to offer and that if domestic tourism increases it will, by default, attract international tourists.

“I know people travel abroad for holidays but can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations across India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom,” Modi said. Modi also said that Indians should visit local destinations even if there are no hotels or infrastructure there, as it will boost tourism and will help to create better facilities.

“There is a huge scope to improve our tourism sector,” he said.

The Prime Minister also argued for local products. He said the time has come to boost exports and each district of India has much to offer. “Let us make local products attractive. More export hubs may emerge. Our guiding principle is Zero Defect, Zero Effect,” he said.