New Delhi: The Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel said yesterday the Government has implemented schemes for the promotion of local tourism in the country. Government is raising awareness regarding local tourism and promoting local religious and non-religious spots to tourists coming from both within and outside the State.
The Ministry of Tourism, under its Domestic Promotion and Publicity including Hospitality (DPPH) scheme, implements various measures for the promotion of tourism in the country through general awareness among the domestic population about potential tourist destinations, which will help to increase the local and domestic tourism markets.
Under the scheme, the Ministry undertakes promotions through advertising in print and electronic media, participation in fairs and exhibitions, organising seminars, workshops for stakeholders and service providers, as well as printing of brochures and collaterals. Various tourism products are also promoted on the social media accounts and website of the Ministry.
The Ministry through its 20 domestic India Tourism Offices located across the country, which also act as information centres, undertakes promotional activities to showcase India in a holistic manner, which includes promotion of domestic and local tourism by raising awareness about local tourism products which include religious and non-religious spots for tourists coming from both within and outside the State.
This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on 3 December.