New Delhi: The Mumbai terror attack has had an impact on the otherwise booming tourism industry. The tourism ministry is doing everything it can to save the sector from a nosedive.
The tourism ministry is pushing hard to lure travellers to visit India. 2009 is visit India year and the ministry will offer special incentives to frequent travellers.
The Taj Group, specifically, has offered 1000 free packages to the tourism ministry to offer to tourists. Other hotel chains are also promising incentives.
The good times that the Indian tourism industry has seen, seems to have hit a bottleneck with 26/11. Tourist arrivals had seen a 35 drop in November. Losing on tourists is something that the tourism sector in India already affected by the global meltdown can't afford at the moment.
It is now mobilising voices from the likes of National Geographic to endorse India as a safe and must see destination.