Impact of common wealth games, 2010 on indian tourism

Impact Of Common Wealth Games, 2010 On Indian Tourism

Introduction;

Countdown to the much awaited Common Wealth Games of 2010 has already begin. Its a matter of pride for our nation to host such an spectacular event for the first time. Its an golden opportunity for India to portray itself as a strong sporting and cultural nation as well as an emerging economic power of the world . New Delhi, the national capital of India is hosting the event and Jawaharlal Nehru stadium is the main venue for this esteem sporting event. Elite athletes and sports personalities from 85 nations are participating in this 12 days long multi -sports event which will be start on 3rd October and ends on 14th October. Some of the sports that will be the highlight of Common Wealth Games 2010 are Cycling, Netball, Rugby, Weightlifting, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Aquatics, Athletics, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Basketball, Bowls, Boxing and Triathlon.

Influx of tourists:

Common wealth games 2010 will surely be remembered as a remarkable event in the history of India. It is not only a significant matter for sports but also for tourism industry in India. According to an official estimates, Common Wealth Games 2010 is going to be great event. Around two million foreign tourists and 3.5 million tourists from different part of India are likely to arrive in Delhi for Common Wealth Games 2010.

According to ASSOCHAM, Common Wealth Games 2010 will bring an estimated 10 million international foreign tourists in 2010. One million of these tourists are expected to be international and another four million are predicted to be domestic tourists. These figures are only for the period when Commonwealth Games will be organize in India.

The period leading up to the games is going to have an even bigger impact on the country’s tourism industry. It seems that there will be a high rise in the number of international passengers from 25 million last year to 45 million by 2010 and the number of foreign tourists is also expected to rise from 4.43 percent to 10 percent.

Aid To Other Industry:

Indian government is working very hard to fulfill its goal before the targeted time. This event will play a key role in boosting many industries and sectors such as tourism, marketing, aviation, sadvertising and hospitality sectors. All these sectors are adding new features, so that they can charm more number of visitors during these games and add some revenue to the Indian economy.

Even the government has planned to provide some tax incentives for hotel rooms to be constructed in India for this forthcoming Common Wealth Games 2010. Also the government has extended a five year tax rebate to the tourism industry to promote the growth of this industry in India. Another ambitious planning of Indian government is to teach English to low income individuals like cab drivers, waiters gate man and service staffs.

Major destinations to be affected by influx of tourists:

Some of the major destinations that are going to be affected by the influx of the tourists is the entire National Capital Region (NCR) with main focus on the tourist regions of the of Agra and Jaipur. These two places are very significant on Indian tourist map due to the famous World Heritage Site Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and forts and palaces of Jaipur.

Along with Agra and Jaipur, some other tourist destinations which are likely to be affected by the influx of tourists are Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal and Gwalior in Madya Pradesh, Gaya in Bihar and Puri in Orissa.

As Delhi is the main venue for the forth coming Common Wealth Games 2010, Government of India has taken many steps for the improvisation and beautification of the Delhi. Keeping in view the huge influx of tourists from across the globe , Indian government is spending millions on the development of transportation facility, beautification and upgradation of old monuments of Delhi.

Destinations gearing up for CWG:

Himachal Pradesh

Some of the Indian states are planning their best to utilize this wonderful event in their favor.

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation ( HPTDC) creating new ambitious business plans to boost their tourism industry. Not only these two Indian states but entire North-Indian states are working hard to attract loads of tourists during this mega sport event.

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is giving more emphasis on the hospitality sector. Keeping in view the coming Common Wealth Games 2010, special packages are designed to captivate the attention of the players and the sports lovers. These packages are offered to promote the health tourism and beckon the health loving tourists to experience the serene beauty of this mountainous state.

Harayana:

Another Indian state which has geared up for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010. Haryana Tourism Ministry has launch a Bed and Breakfast scheme in the National Capital Region (NCR) following the foot prints of Delhi. Tourism Ministry has shortlisted some of the houses and guest houses having better infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the guests. This will help to generate revenue for the department. Also the Haryana government has completed construction of 7,000 rooms for the Common Wealth Games 2010 in New Delhi. These are built in the area of NCR. Remaining 3000 rooms will be completed by the end of 2009.

Uttaranchal:

Uttaranchal is another state which is getting ready to attract such large number of tourists. It has various exotic locations to mesmerize the visitors. Ananda Spa resort which is a renown world wide as the Ayurvediac and spa centre is also situated in the lap of this mountainous state . It is a nice option to rejuvenate owns mind, body and soul.

Shubhyatra Suggestion Packages:

Shubhyatra.com suggests you some interesting tour packages to enjoy this Common Wealth Games. While enjoying this multi-sport event, tourists can also experience the wide variety of exotic locations and flora and fauna which are the main highlight of India. Some valuable tour packages which are recommended by the shubhyatra.com are:

Golden Triangle Tour

North-India Tour

Splendurous Taj Mahal Tour

Erotic Khajuraho With Taj Mahal Tour

We would open our tour booking for Common Wealth Games from May 2010.

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