Since the Narendra Modi government come to power, there seems to have fresh growth taking place in tourism sector.
After Narendra Modi becoming a more of brand ambassador to India with his frequent foreign trips even some of them are the first ever trips by an Indian prime minister had renewed the fresh tourist inflow of tourists visiting India. Besides, PM’s push to improve and develop tourist destinations and rolling out new e-visas
for people of some nations boosted inbound arrivals as well.
In this year may 2015, a total 5.11 lakh foreign visitors arrived in India Compare to the 4.68 lakh foreign visitors in the same month of 2014, registering a growth of 9.2 percent. With the visitors, totaling around 33.32 lakh during the period of Jan-May 2014 which is growth of 3.2% from 32.15 lakh during the same period of the previous year.
The biggest push also come through the newly introduced e-visas which registers a phenomenal growth of 1024%, with the number of tourist arrived in the period of Jan-may 2015 is 1.10 lakh compared to 9,841 of the previous year in the same period.
Among the countries people from USA have availed e-visas more than any country it is followed by distant Germany and Australia.
Modi international visits, which receives significant media exposure has also gained visibility making Indian tourists going for foreign destinations. It is evident, with the more outbound tourists flocking to countries such as South Korea, Fiji, and Japan.
Added to all of this, Modi government also sought to improve and upgrade Indian heritage and pilgrimage sites across India, extending e-visa’s to more number of nations and initiating new travel campaigns have helped in increasing the footfall to the country, thus raising the new visitors.
Modi government's recently announced Bharat parva festival which to be conducted in various cities across India will also raise more visitors coming to and with in the country.