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Travel and Tourism - India - February 2016

Travel and Tourism - India - February 2016

This report looks at the following areas:


What are the constraints to economic growth and how is the government dealing with them?
Why is investment in the hotel sector not more robust?
What has accounted for the huge growth of domestic tourism?
What is the weak link in India’s transport network?


INDIA: KEY FACTS
INTRODUCTION
DATA SOURCES
BACKGROUND
HISTORY
GEOGRAPHY
ATTRACTIONS
FESTIVALS
KEY DESTINATIONS
Goa
The Golden Triangle
Kerala
Kolkata
Mumbai
TOURISM AND THE ECONOMY
THE ECONOMY CONTINUES TO GROW BUT FACES CONSTRAINTS
LACK OF COMPETITION IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY
Figure 1: Foreign exchange earnings from tourism in India, 2010-15
TOURISM, EMPLOYMENT AND GDP
Figure 2: Travel & tourism economy showing direct & indirect impact on employment & GDP, 2008, 2011 & 2014
ARRIVALS
INTERNATIONAL
Figure 3: International tourist arrivals in South Asia, showing growth over the past two decades, 1990- 2014
India leads the inbound market to South Asia
Figure 4: International tourist arrivals in India, 2010-14
The primary source markets
Figure 5: Top 10 source countries for foreign tourist arrivals, 2009 & 2014
China is also on the rise
DOMESTIC
Figure 6: Number of domestic tourist arrivals to all states & Union Territories showing increases over a decade, in 2-year increments, 2004-14
MARKET CHARACTERISTICS
INTERNATIONAL
Purpose of visit
Seasonality
Figure 7: International tourist arrivals showing seasonality, 2013-14
Length of stay
DOMESTIC
Purpose of visit
Seasonality/length of stay
TRANSPORT
AIR
Figure 8: Passenger traffic handled by India’s airports, fiscal years 2012/13 & 2013/14
The modernisation of India’s airports
Delhi
Mumbai
A new airport on the drawing board
Bengaluru
ROAD
RAIL
SEA
ACCOMMODATION
Figure 9: Tourist accommodations classified by the government, as at 31 December 2014
LEADING BRANDS
INVESTMENT IN THE HOTEL SECTOR
TOURISM NEWS
THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT
TRAVEL TRADE FAIRS
STREAMLINING ENTRY FORMALITIES THROUGH E-VISAS
WHAT NEXT?
INDEX TO TRAVEL & TOURISM ANALYST
Index grouped by geographic area
INDEX TO TTI DESTINATION REPORTS
Country reports
SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX
2003
2004
2005
2006

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