Essay about India vs. China: A Tourism Industry Comparison

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INDIA VS CHINA : A TOURISM INDUSTRY COMPARISON

INDIAN TOURISM
The Indian tourism industry is economically important and is growing rapidly. The tourism generated in 2012 was INR6.4 trillion i.e 6.6% of the nation's GDP calculated by The World Travel & Tourism Council, supporting 39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment. The predicted growth of the sector is at an average annual rate of 7.9% from 2013 to 2023, giving India third rank among countries with the fastest growing tourism industries in the next decade. India largely has Medical Tourism sector which is expected to grow at an estimated rate of 30% annually to reach about 95 billion by 2015.
Provisional statistics said that in 2011 6.29 million foreign tourists arrived in
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INDIA VS CHINA : A TOURISM INDUSTRY COMPARISON

INDIAN TOURISM
The Indian tourism industry is economically important and is growing rapidly. The tourism generated in 2012 was INR6.4 trillion i.e 6.6% of the nation's GDP calculated by The World Travel & Tourism Council, supporting 39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment. The predicted growth of the sector is at an average annual rate of 7.9% from 2013 to 2023, giving India third rank among countries with the fastest growing tourism industries in the next decade. India largely has Medical Tourism sector which is expected to grow at an estimated rate of 30% annually to reach about 95 billion by 2015.
Provisional statistics said that in 2011 6.29 million foreign tourists arrived in India, an increasing tourism 8.9% from 5.78 million in 2010, Thus ranking India as the 38th country in the world in terms of foreign tourist arrivals.1,036.35 million Domestic tourist visits were calculated in 2012,i.e 16.5% increase from 2011.United States at 16% and the United Kingdom at12.6% are the most represented countries. Tamil Nadu,Delhi and Maharashtra were the most popular states among foreign tourists in 2011 . Most frequently visited the states by Domestic tourists were Tamil Nadu,Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

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Foreign tourists mostly visited four cities in 2011 namely Agra,Mumbai,Chennai and Delhi. Worldwide Ranking by the number of foreign tourist visits:Chennai is 41, while

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