New Delhi-The tourism sector contributed an estimated 5.06% to the Gross Domestic Product of the country during 2016-17. The estimated share direct and indirect of jobs due to tourism was 12.38% during 2017-18. An estimated additional 13.92 million jobs were created due to tourism during the years from 2014-15 to 2017-18.

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India spent Rs. 1687.06 crore and Rs. 1986.04 crore during the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively under its plan scheme on tourism sector. The Budget Estimate under the plan scheme for the sector during the financial year 2019-20 is Rs. 2075.12 crore.

Development and promotion of tourist places is primarily the responsibility of concerned State Government/ UT Administration. However, the Ministry of Tourism promotes India as a holistic destination covering its various tourism destinations and products across different States/Union Territories in the country.