Visit 15 Tourist Spots in a Year, Avail Govt Travel Fund
GUWAHATI: To boost tourism in India, the government has decided to reward people for visiting 15 tourist spots in a year by funding their expenses.
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said the move should not be construed as a monetary benefit, but as an incentive.
The Ministry of Tourism has also launched a programme called ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ and has put up a link on its official website where citizens can pledge to travel to at least 15 locations across India by the year 2022.
"The tourism ministry will fund the travel expenses of tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in a year and submit the photos on our website," Patel said recently at the concluding ceremony of the two-day National Tourism Conference in Odisha's Konark.
Tourists have to travel outside their home states to be eligible for contention.
"We should honour these people as brand ambassadors of Indian Tourism," Patel added.
The minister has included the Sun Temple at Konark in the 'iconic sites' list. Patel further went on to say that a special event will be organised to announce the same very soon.
(With inputs from PTI)
Sun Temple, Konark