Medical tourism grew by up to 25% in 2 years: Mahesh Sharma
Medical and wellness tourism in the country has increased by up to 25 per cent in the last two years, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said the tourism sector has grown by over 10 per cent and in the last month by over 15 per cent, which is much above the global average.
He said a Medical and Welness Tourism Board has also been set up for development of the sector.
Responding to members' questions, Sharma said there was a shortage of trained people who could work in the field of conservation of monuments.
He said ASI presently takes care of 3,082 monuments, of which 116 are ticketed.
There are lakhs of monuments and the list is a long one, Sharma said.