HP to enumerate tourists visiting the state



    Shimla: At a meeting sponsored by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Principal Secretary, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Manisha Nanda said that the consultancy organization AC Nielsen ORG-MARG will carry out the tourist statistics survey in the state of Himachal Pradesh for a period of one year in the current financial year.

    She said that this survey would help in better planning and strategy for the tourism sector. The objective of the survey is to know the exact statistics of the tourists visiting the state and country, she added. Official said that district and destination wise survey is to be conducted on parameters such as purpose of visit, mode of travelling, type of accommodation, where the tourist would stay, expenditure pattern, duration of stay, total number of tourists visiting a destination and general profile of the tourists etc. She further said that the survey result will be a good data base for destination and infrastructure planning.

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