QUESTIONER Medical Tourism.
Spiritual Tourism/Pilgrimage Tourism.
Heli Tourism - HP/Gulmarg etc.
Back to roots for attracting NRI's.
Sports Tourism - Golf, Heli sking, Angling, Deep sea diving at Laksdeep/Ananmans and Horse
Q1. New trends in Tourism?
Ans The New trend includes:
Fashion and design (new concepts for fashion lovers).
Q2. New circuits in India.
During Eighth and Ninth Plans, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India sanctioned a large number of small isolated projects spread through out the length and breadth of the country resulting in resources being spread very thinly. Central Financial Assistance was thus not able to create major impact on the tourism of the country. In order to create quick and substantial impact on tourism, the Ministry of Tourism in consultation with the Planning Commission has done Zero based budgeting exercise and formulated following restricted/new schemes.
Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits: The objective of this scheme is to provide all infrastructure facilities required by the tourists within the identified circuits. Development works are accordingly sanctioned in tourist circuits identified in consultation with the State Governments/UT Administration.
New circuits in India include:
Kurnool Circuit, Andhra Pradesh.
Khammam Circuit, Andhra Pradesh.
Eco-tourism Circuits, Chhattisgarh.
Belur-Halebid/Sravanabelagola Circuit, Karnataka.
Northern Karnataka Circuit, Karnataka
Malabar Circuit, Kerala
High Range Tourist Circuit, Kerala
Konkan Riviera Circuit- Part-II, Maharashtra
Integrated Development of Tourist Circuit, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Development of Kangra Circuit, Himachal Pradesh
Integrated Development of Buddhist Circuit, Orissa
Development of Dayara Bugyal Circuit, Uttaranchal
Development of NE Travel Circuit, Assam
Development of Travel Circuit, Meghalaya
Circuit Development, Mizoram.
Development of Travel Circuits at 6 places of Nagaland.
Development of Tourist Circuits in East Sikkim.
Development of Tourist Circuits in West Sikkim.
Development of Buddhist Circuit at Tashiding, West Sikkim.
Integrated Development of Tourist Circuit of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir).
Q3. New destination in India getting popular?
Uttaranchal - for Eco Tourism.
Northeast - Guwahati - Kaziranga, Shillong - (Green Triangle) with visit to Arunachal (limited
numbers as it is popular with eco-sensitive tourists).
Camp sites of Uttar kashi/Rishikash with Ananda (Himalayan resorts).
Trekkings - Sikkim/Darjeeling/Zanskar Region.
Chhattisgarh - Bastar etc. (Tribal).
Sports - Golfing in India (Delhi/Bangalore/Ootty/Kolkata).
Q4. New Packages for overseas visitors to India OR Pilgrimage packages?
Palace - on - Wheels Rail packages.
Wildlife packages - Kanha/Bandavgarh/Pench National Park, MP.
Ayurvedic packages - Stress management (Kerala/Goa).
Visit to Pilgrimage Palace ((NRI) (Shirdi/Tirupati/Vaishnodevi).
Buddhist Circuits ( Anjanta Ellora/Sanchi/Sarnath/Kushinager.
Q5. New Developments in Group Packages?
Charter - Liberal Charter Policy & Govt. of India & from new countries.
Coach tours in India (TTDC), KTDC/RTDC etc.
Special Holiday Packages from UK/USA covering Karnataka/Tamil Nadu/Kerala.