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New tourism policy in next Budget session, says Kishan

VISAKHAPATNAM: Union tourism minister G. Kishan Reddy said a comprehensive tourism policy, which would augment income and create large-scale employment in the country, will be unveiled in the next union budget session.

Addressing a press conference in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, he said tourism bore the brunt when Covid-19 struck India and is yet recover. The new policy will aim at reviving the tourism sector, accelerate its growth in both foreign and domestic tourism in a sustainable and responsible manner, position India as a safe, hygienic and accessible destination, provide seamless connectivity and promote startups, MSMEs and investments in tourism sector.


“We have 97 hotel management colleges across the country. Soon, a tourism university will be started to provide skills to entrepreneurs as well as the government officials dealing with tourism,’’ the minister said. He disclosed that the government is considering giving industry status to tourism sector, so…

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