Why we celebrate National Tourism Day. Know History, Significance and much more..
National Tourism Day is celebrated every year on 25 January. Whose main focus is to make tourism in India accessible and easier, with the help of which more and more tourists can come to visit India.
Our country India is a country of diversity, the historical and cultural places here have a different identity in the world. In India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, nature has spread its full beauty.
The tourism sector of that country holds a very important role in the economy of any country. If we talk in the context of India itself, then up to 6.8% of India's GDP would have been collected by the tourism and hospitality industry.
Tourism Day is celebrated all over the world on 27 September while in India National Tourism Day is celebrated on 25 January every year. This day is very important in itself, that is why in today's article we will tell you why National Tourism Day is celebrated, why and when it was started, and what is the main purpose of celebrating it.
Why we celebrate National Tourism Day
In the year 1948, India understood that a large part of India's economy comes through its tourism. And they tried to strengthen their tourism, and since 1948 India understood the power of tourism. And since then the importance of tourism is being understood at the national level in India.
There is immense potential here in the field of tourism. Lakhs of people of the country are engaged in this field. 7.7 percent of the total employment of the country is engaged in this sector. Every year on January 25, many programs are organized by the government to increase tourism on the day of Tourism Day in India. So that people in India better understand the importance of tourism.
Significance of National Tourism Day
National Tourism Day has a special significance in India for the purpose of increasing tourism. Any country, where different types of world-famous historical places and cultural places are present and the desire to visit that country always remains in everyone's mind. Every year lakhs of people come to visit India. The world's most popular, thrilling, and beautiful place is here.
History of National Tourism Day
The history of National Tourism Day is not very old, it started around 1948 when India was about to get independence. And for this, the Government of India had already constituted a Tourism Traffic Committee. And just 3 years later it was merged with the tourism offices of Kolkata and Chennai.
This work was completed in 1951, and later tourism offices were built in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. And in 1998, tourism was added under the center of the Ministry of Communications Minister.