Tourists to Gujarat expected to go up by 20% in 2013-14

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Tourists to Gujarat expected to go up by 20% in 2013-14

Stating that things have started taking shape in the tourism sector of the state, that includes development of basic infrastructure he said, only in last 3 to 4 years Gujarat tourism has come in to recognition, investor will only put in money when he or she feels that there is some thing workable, now things have started coming. " "We have managed to make twenty thousand rooms in last three years," he added. TCGL said the state has grown as a major tourist destination to travellers from neighboring states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, specifically from the city of Bangalore- down south.

According to TGCL, out of Rs 385 crores budget allocated for the year, Rs 200 crores has been set aside for infrastructure development and approximately Rs 120 crore for costal tourism development. "There is also Government of India funds, as and when they come in. Along with this we also have temple development related funds getting allocated to the corporation," he added. Sanjay said third phase of 'Khushboo Gujrat ki' campaign with Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador is expected to start in September.

Courtesy : Indian Express

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