Hospitality & Tourism Industry in India is important for the country’s economy and is growing rapidly. Around 2,0000,000 Worker & Professionals are working in this industry & bread Butter for them. The World Travel and Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated `15.24 lakh crore (US$220 billion) or 9.4% of India’s GDP in 2017 and supported 41.622 million jobs, 8% of its total employment.
The sector is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 6.9% to `32.05 lakh crore (US$470 billion) by 2028 (9.9% of GDP). In October 2015, India’s medical tourism sector was estimated to be worth US$3 billion, and it is projected to grow to US$7–8 billion by 2020.
In 2014, 184,298 foreign patients travelled to India to seek medical treatment.
Over 10 million foreign tourists arrived in India in 2017 compared to 8.89 million in 2016, representing a growth of 15.6%
Domestic tourist visits to all states and union territories numbered 1,036.35 million in 2012, an increase of 16.5% from 2011
In 2014, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were the most popular states for tourists. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra and Jaipur were the five most visited cities of India by foreign tourists during the year 2015-16.