Tourism contributed nearly 12.38 pc to employment during 2017-18: Tourism Minister

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India compiles the State/UT wise figures of Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) and Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) on the basis of information provided by State Governments/UT Administrations. The DTVs and FTVs during 2016, 2017 and 2018 are given in the table below:


Year DTVs FTVs
2016 1615.39 24.71
2017 (Provisional) 1652.49 26.89
2018 (Estimated) 1852.38 27.39

(Figures in million)

The estimated share (direct + indirect) of jobs due to tourism was 12.38% during 2017-18.

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) of Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha yesterday.

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