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42 pc increase in domestic tourist travel

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NEW DELHI, Sept. 6

THERE has been a jump of 42 per cent in domestic tourist movement within the country in the recent past, according to the Minister for Tourism, Mr Jagmohan.

"There has been a good turnover of domestic tourists in the last couple of months and this has grown by around 40-42 per cent. And, the general impression is that foreign tourists are also coming back to India," the Minister said.

He was addressing a press conference to coincide with the holding of the Tourism Ministers' conference.

Officials of the Ministry of Tourism said that there had been a steady increase in domestic travellers to several States. "Not all the States have seen an increase in domestic tourist arrivals. However, despite this, there has been a perceptible jump in movement of domestic tourists within the country post-September 11," a senior official said.

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