3 cr jobs in tourism in 5 yrs: Sahai

He urged tourism transporters to ensure last mile connectivity and said he would take up the concerns of the industry with Road and Transport Minister very soon

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 8, 2012 2:23:02 am

Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai on Friday said the travel and transport sector would generate at least three crore jobs in the next five years if the 12th plan target of 12 million foreign tourist arrivals is achieved.

Speaking at the Indian tourist Transporters Association convention,Sahai said tourism was the largest employment generation sector in which 78 jobs get created for every Rs 10 lakh investment,according to Planning Commission statistics. He urged tourism transporters to ensure last mile connectivity and said he would take up the concerns of the industry with Road and Transport Minister very soon.

The tourism transport industry requested Sahai for his help in getting the tax regime rationalised as it was making India at least 25 to 30 per cent costlier than other comparable destinations.

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