To provide further impetus to its tourism offerings, Rajasthan tourism, aims to further boost infrastructure to cater to the tourism demand. D B Gupta, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan, emphasised that the tourism infrastructure will get high priority in Rajasthan. Gupta said that in 2018-2019, as many as 83 development works related to tourism infrastructure have been undertaken. The Union Ministry of Tourism has provided a support of Rs. 448 crores for various tourism products. The Chief Secretary also said that the tourism sector is a great generator of employment as a smokeless industry. Gupta also said that State Government and FICCI have signed an MOU for GITB to be held in Jaipur till the year 2024 in the month of April.
Sreya Guha, Principal Secretary – Tourism, Art & Culture, Government of Rajasthan said that the tourism industry has witnessed a record growth of 9.4 percent in domestic arrivals and 8.97 percent in international arrivals in 2018. “The State Government is currently focused on creating an all-inclusive digital database for the State. This will provide a seamless experience to the traveller,” said Guha. Aashima Mehrotra, Director, Tourism, Government of India said that while India has a number of tangible tourism products it also has intangible products like folklore, cuisines, culture and customary traditions. The Ministry is endeavoring to provide the global tourist these new experiences. “This will make India the preferred tourism destination of the world. Incredible India’s new website has been made more user-friendly and interactive for the ease of the tourists,” said Mehrotra.