Bangalore: HP Tourism & Civil Aviation Director Arun Sharma today claimed that state is targeting to achieve 15 percent contribution from tourism to state GDP by 2016. While speaking after launch of the road show to woo tourists from Karnataka here, he informed that state tourism contributed only 8 per cent to the GDP which is expected to double in coming 7 years. He disclosed that last year as many as 1.14 Crore tourists from India and abroad visited the ‘land of snow’ state. He said the Union Tourism Ministry had recently given green signal for introduction of exclusive Tourist Circuit. HPTDC MD Vineet Kumar said the corporation was aiming at popularising tourist spots other than Shimla, Kulu and Manali since it would be a real feast for nature lovers and adventurers.