About the Webinar

The India Tourism Sustainable Development webinar aims to broaden collaboration within the many fields of tourism education, create higher opportunities, strengthen professionalism in the tourism industry, and increase awareness of the value and impact of tourism in India.

The webinar is intended to provide opportunities for both established and aspiring professionals, students, and other stakeholders. This virtual discussion will allow us to exchange ideas, learn new techniques, and re-energize the tourism industry for a better and sustainable future.  See or Download the Official Poster here 

About India Tourism

The tourism industry is one of the most important elements of India’s economic advancement. Globally, it is one of the fastest-growing businesses and a major source of income for a number of countries.

Bharat Darshan and Atithi Devo Bhavah are today renowned worldwide through the Incredible India! Campaign. Indeed it is one of the finest examples of sustainable tourism in India. India’s wide geographical spread and diverse habitats make it an all-season tourist destination with multiple interests.

Tourism growth is one of the top priorities of the Government of  Shri Narendra Modi’s five major priorities . A few weeks after taking the oath, he emphasized tourism’s importance in providing employment to the poorest of the poor. As a result, growing numbers of tourists are expected in this sector over the coming years, which makes it necessary to develop an integrated Sustainable Tourism strategy that enables poor communities to become owners of tourism and decision-makers. Especially in the preservation of cultural identities and natural heritage, local communities become the driving force for sustainable practices.

The tourism sector’s capability as a sustainable and inclusive development driver, especially for livelihoods, was renewed with the 10th Five Year Plan, the National Tourism Policy, and the global Incredible! India campaign and the Millennium Development Goals.  Tourism experiences across the country now provide quality time visits for participatory settings, where the takeaway includes the enduring way of life, art, culture and heritage that are community-owned, culturally expressive and environmentally sustainable. There is a simultaneous benefit for local communities with the enriching connection between visitors and hosts. Embracing local pride and enhancing the visitor experience transforms attitudes and mindsets. Sustainable visitor strategies based on art, craft, cultural & natural heritage and environment care can hence target larger tourism yields, which could contribute significantly to conservation and to the rural sector in particular. In the future, tourism could become a resource that is non-polluting and sustainable.

By Dr. Anukrati Sharma