The Incredible India Road Show will be held in Singapore this week, positioning the country as a preferred destination for tourists. Being hosted by 25-members of the Indian delegation will provide a platform to the stakeholders of India’s tourism industry to interact with their Singaporean counterparts, said the Indian Tourism Office in Singapore. 

The Indian tourism outlook is certainly very promising with an upward trend in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs), as India has received around 10.56 million (provisional) FTAs in 2018 registering a growth of 5.2 per cent over 2017. With a total of 1,75,852 tourists visiting India from Singapore in 2017, a growth of 7.4 per cent on the year is expected said the India tourism Singapore Office. As per the report of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), India is ranked at third place in power ranking and has jumped from seventh place in 2017 to third place in 2018.

India is one of the top sources for Visitors Arrival for Singapore Tourism.  

“The Target is to encourage a greater flow of tourists from Singapore through a multi prolonged approach, including proactive marketing strategies in partnership with the tourism stakeholders” to show Incredible India added the India Tourism Office. The Indian delegation consistent of 25 tour operators and destination management companies along with representations from the state governments of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, various B2B meetings are scheduled to showcase India’s diverse tourism products and services.

With the Indian Ministry of Tourism also identifying, diversifying, developing and promoting nascent and upcoming niche tourism products, the government has also recently opened 137 mountain peaks for mountaineering and trekking in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. 

Similarly, with Singapore running further campaigns to attract more Indian tourists to the country, India continues to be one of the top source market for Visitors Arrivals into Singapore in the cruise segment. In 2017 Singapore recorded about 160,000 cruise passengers from India, with an expected year-on-year increase on 27 per cent on the same. Overall, visitors arrivals from India to Singapore has been on an uptrend in the past 5 years, on which India hopes to achieve the same within its own country. 

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