By Accommodation Times News Service
New Delhi/ September 17
Asserting that Tourism Industry is going to be the driver of economic growth for the State, Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the endeavour of Punjab Government is to make tourism contribute 20 per cent to Punjab`s GDP. The Minister effectively showcased Punjab as a brand holding immense potential for employment generation and economic growth.
Representing the State in India Tourism Mart-2018, in which Punjab is a partner state, Sidhu revealed that it was the wholesome effort of the State Government under dynamic leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to make more than 400 participating representatives from 60 countries related with Tourism and hospital industry in Tourism Mart, aware about the wonderful tourism destination that is Punjab.
Golden Temple is the largest visited Monument in India which sees a daily footfall of more than 1.25 lakh persons, which is even more than the Taj Mahal, an official said.
“Punjab Government has to act as a catalyst by building the right infrastructure and by making the right pitch in Indian and the overseas market”, Sidhu said.
He further said that as some countries including Sri Lanka, Bali, Thailand and States in India were getting huge remunerations from Tourism Industry, Punjab has also the potential for Tourism to be the biggest employment generator for people of Punjab and hoped that the state shall gain its trajectory for a prosperous future.
It is pertinent to mention that Punjab and Gujarat were the only partner States in India Tourism Mart-2018 which was organized by Ministry of Tourism Government of India and Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism and Hospitality(FAITH). The international partner was the Kingdom of Morocco.