On March 2, 2020, The Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism & Culture, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel has launched the multilingual version of ‘Incredible India’ website and mobile app in New Delhi with the aim to provide more information about India’s tourist destinations, attractions, experiences, and where the value lies.
The website was earlier hosted in only 2 languages i.e. English & Hindi and now it has been launched in 3 new languages i.e. Chinese, Arabic and Spanish.Key Points:
i.The upgraded version will help boost the tourism awareness, attractions and opportunities by facilitating tourists with personalised and contextual digital experiences.
ii.The website, consists of a stock of information about 28 States and 9 Union Terrorists(UTs), around 165 destinations, 2700+ pages, along with multiple attractions,will provide 360 degree-experience-based walk-throughs and stories and experiences of the tourists in various aspects such as Food & Cuisine, Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Luxury, Spiritual, Adventure, Art, Shopping and many more.
iii.India saw the arrival of over 10.9 million foreign tourists in the year 2019, of these about 6 lakh people speak Chinese, about 2 lakh speak Arabic, and about 1 lakh 25 thousand speak Spanish.
iv.On this occasion secretary of Ministry of Tourism Shri Yogendra Tripathi, Director General(DG), Ministry of Tourism Smt. Meenakshi Sharma, senior officials of the ministry, foreign delegates and stakeholders of tourism industry were also present.
About Ministry of Tourism:
Headquarters– New Delhi