India to attract more visitors in coming years

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The number of foreign tourists visiting India is expected to touch eight million by 2015, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday.

"As per the strategic plan of the ministry of tourism, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) are projected to be eight million and 800 million by 2015," Sahai informed the Lok Sabha.

"The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow in the hotel and tourism sector from April 2000 to December 2010 according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry is INR10,304.89 crore," he added.

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