Travel News and Updates: cruise tourism

22 Oct 2018 Tourism

Cruise Tourism Policy Is Announced By Nitin Gadkari To Promote Tourism

On Tuesday Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said a cruise tourism policy will be announced next month. It came into the picture with the motive of establishing India on the world cruise map that helps in creating around 2.5 lakh jobs in the nation.
At present, the country is able to draw 70 cruise ships every year, which is expected to rise 700 with the help of this policy. Nitin Gadkari, Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister said, “ There is a great untapped potential in the Cruise tourism which is beneficial for India’s economic growth.”
Source: "The Hindu"
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21 Mar 2018 Tourism

Mumbai-Goa cruise services to boost employment.

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The cruise service provider promoting itself as a cruise tourism destination to generate employment. Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

“A businessman from Goa has brought a very good vessel. Almost 550 to 600 people will be able to travel by it and the vessel will have five to seven restaurants.” He added that the hotel industry too will benefit hugely from cruise tourism.
He added - “Commenting that employment is a serious problem facing the nation, the minister said that adequate support for cruise tourism in the state will help enhance employment prospects for Goans”.

Goa should take a gander at is securing eco-accommodating trawlers for anglers under the focal government's Sagarmala venture. Said Nitin Gadkari
Therefore, Cruise tourism is India's economic growth engine as there is a vast untapped potential yet to being released with ample of job opportunities

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27 Dec 2017 Tourism

Tourism Growth - Mumbai witness steady growth in Cruise tourism

‘Travel and Tourism’-the new engine for India growth. Cruise tourism is one segment of the tourism industry and is famous all over the globe. It is one of the expensive, luxury tourism witnessed a steady growth over time. India also has a large number of travelers who choose to spend time at sea and explore popular destinations at the same time.

Maharashtra's Minister of Tourism Jayakumar Rawal said cruise tourism will “create more jobs while making a value addition of Rs 32,500 crore to the national economy.”

An increase in the cruise tourism will increase the economic growth of the country as the purchasing power for India’s middle class has fuelled a rising demand for luxury travel. 

Mumbai developing the city as a homeport, Jayakumar Rawal along with the chairman of the Mumbai Port Trust Sanjay Bhatia working to boosting tourism in Mumbai the port has huge capacity to explore. 

Tourism Minister Jayakumar Rawal said that the “shipping ministry plans to convert all six ports into cruise ports”. He also lauded the Immigration Department for introducing e-visas at ports like Mumbai, Goa, Kochi and Chennai.

He also announced Mumbai Mela, a shopping festival on the lines of the annual shopping event in Dubai to attract more people to the city.

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