The Minister for Tourism and culture Ambika Soni said that all efforts are on to improve growth in Indian tourism sector. According to the minister arrangements are formulated and implemented in a way to connect the urban and rural divide, each and every social and ethnic group will be included in the promotion of tourism in India.
As minister said, priority will be given by government with special focus on employment generation and skilled labor. Tourism is an important sector for employment generation and according to estimates available with the government it
provides 8.9 percent of employment in India. In 2007 tourism contributed 6.23 percent to GDP and tourism has produced 53.7 million, employment.

Minister has also added that government also presented arrangements of capacity building through rural tourism, where one can learn and earn more about hospitality industry upholding India's traditional policy Atithi Devo Bhavah.

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