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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tourism in India is advancing with technology

With the help of technological advances, Tourism has come a long way, transforming how we connect and inform ourselves. Today, we strive forward for a digitally advanced tourism sector encouraging innovation and responsible tourism #WTD2018 #WorldTourismDay #IncredibleIndia


Government has drawn the broad contours inviting private players to develop India’s islands into world class tourist destinations. NITI Aayog has recently come out with a draft concession agreement for development and operation of these island resorts and supporting infrastructure in public-private partnership mode.

The Aayog hopes to use the agreement, developed in consultation with the ministry of tourism, as base document for developing specific eco-tourism projects.

As per the agreement, the concessionaire will have the exclusive right, license and authority to construct, operate and maintain the project and provide hospitality services during the concession period of 66 years.

The government, on its part, has eased the regulations for developing these zones and will provide land on the 10 identified islands for project development. These anchor tourism projects identified will be developed on government-owned land in Smith, Aves, Long, Neil & Little Andaman Islands of Andaman & Nicobar and in Kadmat, Suheli and Minicoy islands of Lakshadweep.