Amritsar, December 3
âThere has been an increase of about 3% of jobs in the tourism sector. It has fallen from 27% to 30% in recent years, âsaid Sanjay Kumar, Special Chief Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs, Archives, Archeology and Museums.
He was speaking at a tourism seminar organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the 15th PITEX.
He pointed out that the Punjab has a number of heritage places of historical significance, while the connectivity of the Delhi-Katra road has not only increased the number of tourists, but new trends are emerging in this area as well.
âCultural tourism should be promoted in order to give Amritsar international recognition and efforts were being made to establish Amritsar on the international map. In recent years, Punjab has also experienced rapid growth in the field of medical tourism, âhe said.
Speaking on the topic of rural entrepreneurship and agricultural tourism, Harkirat Singh, chairman of the PHDCCI tourism committee, said that village tourism is now professionally promoted. Foreign tourists are now attracted to village tourism and agricultural tourism in Punjab.
Meanwhile, the 15th PITEX has witnessed a huge rush and the business community is very excited by the crowds at the Punjab International Trade Exhibition held in Amritsar in collaboration with the government of Punjab. Huge enthusiasm among people manifests itself on the second day of PITEX after two years because of Corvid. Amit Arora, the operator of the furniture mall, said he had been coming here for 3 years, this time people were looking forward to PITEX as it could not take place due to the pandemic. – TNS