Jaipur: India has recorded an increase of over 15 percent in overseas tourist arrival, from January to July this year, with many preferring for an e-visa facility, the tourism department announced in an affidavit.
The most registered travelers flying off to Jaipur. Tourism is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Jaipur.
One of the most remarkable features in identifying whether tourism has flourished in a city are the Air Traffic and the hotel occupancy these two indicators reveal’s the nature of the tourism industry and both these sectors appear to be on a roll in Rajasthan in the past couple of years.
As the Great Indian Travel Bazaar had begun the additional chief secretary of tourism, culture, forest and environment Subodh Agarwal, had said ”the air traffic has risen about 35% in Jaipur and 25% in Jodhpur and 20% in Udaipur and similarly, the volume of air passenger traffic has built up by 31% in Jaipur and 54% in Udaipur airports”.
It’s a huge leap as Jaipur airport operates 70 flights daily compared to 38 it had in the year 2015. This itself indicates how strong the demand for air travel, which is a key image of tourism.
Flights have been operational from the tier-I and tier-II cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Guwahati, and Indore thanks to the Centre’s Udan scheme that improves air travel helping people connect every city.
International carriers like AirAsia and AirAsia X have started direct flights between Jaipur and South East Asian countries.
Sharjah, Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore are now linked to Jaipur by air which pays off tremendously in granting a backbone to the tourism sector in Rajasthan.
The hospitality industry also seems to be keeping up with the trot of the growth in the aviation sector.
Subodh Agarwal had also mentioned that ”despite the room inventory increase by 50% since 2007-08. The resilience in both the key sectors is well displayed in the number of tourist arrivals in the state which has increased by 17.5% in 2016 and 10.5% in 2017”, added Agarwal.
In true nature of the human spirit tourism continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in Jaipur.