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Tourism ministry to give boost to cruise tourism

Posted : 16 May 2022 10:29:54 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Tourism ministry to give boost to cruise tourism

Cruise tourism is one of the most vibrant and fast-growing sectors of the leisure and travel industry, according to G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North-Eastern Region.

The promotion of coastal tourism through beach tourism, lighthouse tourism, and cruise tourism will help communities such as fishing to find other livelihood opportunities and supplement their income.

Speaking at the first Incredible India cruise conference, the minister said that under the Swadesh Darshan scheme, the Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 10 projects under coastal thematic circuits worth Rs 648.80 crore across various states/Union Territories. The government has also sanctioned Rs 228.61 crore for various projects on developing cruise terminals and related infrastructure at major ports.

Talking about the various efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism, GKV Rao, Director General (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, said: "The country's perennial rivers will offer a historical experience and state governments are developing inland waterways tourism policies to cater to domestic tourists and international travellers."

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