USA for stronger tourism & travel ties with India
US Ambassador Richard R Verma said that if the right investments are made, tourism in India has the potential to support 46 million jobs by 2025. The US Ambassador was speaking at the Tourism Conference organised by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) on Wednesday in New Delhi.
Air connectivity and infrastructure development, such as road connectivity, public transit, restaurants, hotel space, as well as a focus on sanitation and safety hold key to tourism development, ambassador said, adding that capacity building and good customer service are also key to bring about qualitative changes in the tourism sector in India.
Verma revealed that in 2015, the United States was India’s largest source of foreign tourists. Over 1.2 million American visitors came to India, accounting for 15% of total foreign travelers.