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India jumps 12 places to be ranked 40th globally in travel & tourism

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India has jumped 12 places to be ranked 40th globally in travel and tourism competitiveness list released by World Economic Forum. Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma informed this in New Delhi today.

Dr Sharma said, E-Visa, Road Safety and Cleanliness has brought the result. He also thanked Prime Minister for his vision. The Minister said, there was no effect of demonetization in tourism sector and rather a increase of 6 per cent in revenue was recorded.

The World Economic Forum said, India continues to enrich its cultural resources, protecting more cultural sites and intangible expressions through UNESCO World Heritage lists and via a greater digital presence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness on India’s ranking in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness list. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, it is a great news for the tourism sector. He said, last four years, India, have seen a total jump of 25 places in the world travel and tourism index and it reflects the importance government gives to tourism.

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