Cruise policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Cruise policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

A cruise tourism policy is in the making and will be announced next month, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today, with an aim to tap India’s vast potential on this front and attract more vessels. The country draws nearly 70 cruise vessels a year, which is expected to go up to 700 with this initiative. “Cruise tourism can be India’s economic growth engine as there is a vast untapped potential. In a month, the policy will be ready as a joint working group comprising shipping and tourism secretaries is working on it,” Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said. Speaking to reporters here after chairing a workshop on the development of cruise tourism, Gadkari said the action plan will be finalised in the next three months that includes key steps on par with international standards, simplification of procedures, easy immigration and ways to make India a global hotspot. Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma was present. Read More…

 

 

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