India’s Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel, announced the latest tourism policy that aims to revitalize the sector in the country home to the Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
The new measures will aim to help India improve its global ranking in the sector: in 2014 the country was 65th, in 2019 reached the 35th position and the new goal is to be in the top ten by 2024. According to Patel, “our leadership is focused on developing the tourism sector. The policy will enable us to reach the target of higher ranking set by the country”.
One of the ministry’s new goals is to develop medical and religious tourism while highlighting the 3.772 registered monuments and over 10.000 large temples in an attempt to decentralize the enormous tourist flow in the Taj Mahal.