NEW DELHI: Just to Boost domestic tourism the India govt has decided to reward travelers who visit 15 domestic tourist spots in a year. This comes after Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said that the government will sponsor their travel expenses as an incentive. The Union Tourism Minister made the announcement at the concluding ceremony of the two-day National Tourism Conference, organized by the Odisha government in association with FICCI at Konark.
It won’t be a cash prize since the Union Minister has clearly mentioned that the move is purely an incentive. He said, “The Tourism Ministry will fund the travel expenses of tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in a year and submit the photos to our website. However, the condition is that the person should travel out of his/her own state to be eligible for contention. We should honor these persons as brand ambassadors of Indian Tourism.”
Soubhagya Mohapatra, Chairman of FICCI Eastern Tourism Committee, said more tourist trains should be introduced to connect to more tourist sites “The Centre can coordinate with states to introduce more tourist trains to connect various undiscovered areas of India.”
In the ‘Paryatan Parv’ initiative of the Union Government, it has been decided that a person should travel to at least 15 tourist places of India by 2022. The Ministry of Tourism intends to reward those who complete the task within a year, he said. “This should not be construed as a monetary benefit but as an incentive,” Patel said.