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HAI presents Vision 2047 to Union Tourism Secretary

HAI presents Vision 2047 to Union Tourism Secretary

The Hotel Association of India (HAI) has released a report titled "Vision 2047 - Indian Hotel Industry - Challenges & The Road Ahead" to support the recovery and growth of the tourism and hospitality sectors after the pandemic.. India ranked 6th in 2021 for its contribution to GDP, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The report emphasizes the importance of strong partnerships and constructive dialogue with the industry, as well as the government's vision for integrated destination development.

HAI President and Managing Director & CEO, Puneet Chhatwal, believes that technology has enhanced customer engagements and will be a useful reference and guide for the industry. 

MP Bezbaruah, Secretary General, Hotel Association of India, said "India Vision 2047 aims for a USD3 trillion tourism economy and a million international tourist arrivals, with the hospitality sector playing a pivotal role". "The report highlights the policy interventions required to support the rapid growth of hotels and meet the targets of tourist inflows, both domestic and foreign " said KB Kachru, Vice President, HAI, and Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor (South Asia), Radisson Hotel Group.

The Ministry of Tourism has supported the industry's request to grant hotels the status of "Infrastructure" at both the Centre and state level, allowing them to avail benefits for manufacturing uniformly across all states and UTs. The National Tourism Policy is currently awaiting approval by relevant ministries/governments.