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- The share of travel and tourism sector in GDP is expected to increase to Rs 32.05 lakh crore in 2028.
- 65% of the people surveyed preferred a flight or own car to travel outside.
There is good news related to the travel sector affected by the Corona epidemic and the lockdown. According to a recent survey by FICCI and Thrillophilia, 50% of the total traveling people plan to travel in the next 2 months. While 33% people plan to travel twice, who did the same in 2019.
Flight or own car is the first choice
Co-founder of Thrillophilia Abhishek Dhaga said that the survey was conducted by Indian travelers after Kovid-19 to find out aspects such as safety, accommodation and transport selection to travel. Most of the people surveyed come from major metropolitan cities in India. He said that 65% of the people surveyed preferred flying or own car to travel outside. About 90% people preferred to go to places like mountains, beaches, small villages or cities.
Phase of change in sector
One thing is clear from the survey that when people go out traveling outside the home, the recovery rate in this sector will also increase. It will also be a relief for the economy. Apart from this, a lot of changes can also be seen in this sector in the coming days. FICCI Secretary General Dilip Chinoy says that in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, service changes are being made due to the Corona epidemic. It can also see major changes in customer behavior and travel practices. Due to which new rules of social distancing, safety, health and hygiene will also be introduced in these areas in future.
Travel and tourism sector share in India’s GDP
According to data from India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the share of travel and tourism sector in India’s GDP is estimated to increase to Rs 32.05 lakh crore in 2028 from Rs 15.24 lakh crore in 2017. However, the revenue coming from this sector in India in 2020 is estimated at $ 50 billion. In India, 39 million jobs were created from this sector during FY20. This accounted for 8% of India’s total employment. According to the report, the number of international travelers to India is estimated to reach 30.5 billion by 2028.