• The tourism and hospitality sector is among the top 10 sectors in India to attract the highest foreign direct investment (FDI). In the period April 2000 – August 2014, this sector attracted around US$ 7,441 million of FDI, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
• A high and positive growth of 12.5 per cent was registered in foreign tourist visits (FTVs) to north-eastern states of India during 2012 from 2011, which further rose by more than 100 per cent to register a growth of 27.9 per cent during 2013 from 2012. Among these north-eastern states, Manipur recorded the highest FTVs followed by Arunachal Pradesh and then Tripura.
- FTAs in India witnessed a growth of 12.9 per cent in the period July 2013 – July 2014, according to data received from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The FTAs during the period January–July 2014 stood at 4.11 million as compared to 3.87 million during the corresponding period of 2013, registering a growth of 4.4 per cent. USA contributed the highest number to foreign arrivals in India followed by Bangladesh and the UK.
- Foreign exchange earnings (FEE) during January–July 2014 stood at US$ 11.055 billion as compared to US$ 10.85 billion during the same period last year. FEE during July, 2014 stood at Rs 10,336 crore (US$ 1.68 billion) compared to Rs 8,620 crore (US$ 1.41 billion) in July, 2013.
Expansion plans for global hotel major players in India
|Brand Name||Brand present in india||Existing hotels||Planned hotel
|By||New brands being launched in India|
|Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts,
Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental
|12||150||2020||Holiday Inn express|
|Wyndham Hotels||Ramada, Days Inn, Dream||14||60-70||2017||Howard Johnson|
|Courtyard, Renaissance, JWMarriott, Marriott, Marriott Hotels& convention Centre, Marriott
resort & Spa, Marriott
|Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton
Garden Inn, Double Tree by Hilton,
Hampton by Hilton
|8||50-60||2016||Hilton’s full-service brands-Hilton
and Double Tree, as well as its
Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton.
The company also plans to
introduce its luxury Conrad and
Waldorf Astoria brands
|Accor Group||Ibis, Mercure and Novotel||13||90-100||2015||Formule 1, Sofitel and Pullman|
|Quality, Comfort, Clarion||27||100||Next 5-7
|Sleep Inn, Cambria Suites, Econo
|Best Western, Best Western Plus||34||66||2017||Best Premier|