Tourism from SCO countries could easily be doubled: Modi
QINGDAO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said only 6 per cent of foreign tourists in India are from the SCO countries and this number could easily be "doubled" as he underlined the need to boost tourism among members of the grouping.
Speaking at the restricted session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit, Prime Minister Modi said that increasing awareness of the shared cultures can help boost the number of tourists.
He said that India's foreign tourism from the SCO countries just constitute for 6 per cent, which he said could easily be doubled.
The SCO currently has eight member countries which represents around 42 per cent of the world's population and 20 per cent of the global GDP.
Modi Sir, Tourism from SCO countries is fine. Pakistan however, where they will send "tourists" like Ajmal Kasab and his mates. Please Sir, we can do without such "tourists".
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Ajay - 2 hours ago -Follow
Modiji pointing out on Tourism growth in SCO nation is definitely far-sighted as with growth of tourism.
Gaurav - India - 2 hours ago -Follow
Indian tourism needs a boost. It will generate lot of revenue for the country
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Universal - usa - 2 hours ago -Follow
seems modi became pm to become a tourist.
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Uday - Gujrat - 2 hours ago -Follow
Tourism is main interesting hobby of PM Modiji !
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Sampath - 35 mins ago -Follow
Yes, tourism but not terrorism, should be doubled for better economic front. We must be very careful with some of those member countries.
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Pkm - Lagos - 6 mins ago -Follow
Without any security and safety no one will ever turn up. Terrorists and rapists are the new axis of evil today.
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Ansh - 7 mins ago -Follow
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Ark - Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 19 mins ago -Follow
Crimes in Goa has created much harm to tourism and government has shown no intention to bring criminals to justice. Only safe place for tourist in India is Kerala