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Role & functions of tourism organisations

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Tourism and Hospitality Management


India Tourism


India Tourism was formerly known as the Department of Tourism. It functions under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism & Culture. It is the nodal agency for the development and promotion of tourism in India. The Ministry of Tourism functions as the nodal agency for the development of tourism in the country. It plays a crucial role in coordinating and supplementing the efforts of the State/Union Territory Governments, catalyzing private investment, strengthening promotional and marketing efforts and in providing trained manpower resources.

The administrative head of the Department of Tourism is the secretary. The department is assisted by an attached office headed by the director general and ex-officio additional secretary to the government of India. The directorate general of tourism has a network of 20 offices within the country and 13 offices abroad.


After going through this unit, you will be able to:

  • explain the need for tourism organization
  • list the branches of India Tourism worldwide
  • define the functions of India Tourism
  • describe the promotional activities of India Tourism


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