Importance of Development of Medical and Wellness Tourism in India in today’s Borderless World
Abstract: Tourism is one of the service industries in India which has showed tremendous growth since last few years. In the year 2014 the total contribution of travel and tourism to the GDP is 6.8%. Having advantage of low cost many people from other countries are getting attracted to India as the best destination for medical treatment and relaxation. Many medical tourist had visited India since last few year, it is expected that the number will increase to around 320 million by 2015. According to the study conducted by SRI International, India is expected to have 20% gains annually by 2017 in wellness tourism. As world is seeing India as one of the favorite destination of medical and wellness tourism it is very important to make development in the medical and tourism industry as this sector has the tremendous potential to make huge financial contribution to the Indian economy.
Keywords: medical tourism, wellness tourism, challenges, advantages.
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