Govt frames draft policy for rural tourism, invites suggestions from stakeholders

The ministry has also come up with several initiatives to boost domestic tourism following the devastation the sector has faced in the aftermath of Covid-19. (Photo:

The Union Tourism Ministry has prepared a draft roadmap to develop rural tourism in India and has invited suggestions from various stakeholders, including all state governments and administrations of Union Territories. The Draft National Strategy and Roadmap for Development of Rural Tourism in India recognises the huge potential that rural tourism in the country holds. Driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “vocal for local” mantra, the government hopes the new roadmap can significantly contribute to its Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission.

The draft strategy has laid emphasis on a few key aspects of tourism such as model policies and best practices, digital technologies and platforms, developing clusters, marketing support, building capacity of stakeholders, governance and institutional…

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