Guwahati, April 17: Assam has witnessed a remarkable surge of 575% in tourist arrival during the financial year 2022-23, as per the statement by the chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma. The data indicates that over one crore tourists visited Assam in FY 2022-23, which includes both domestic and international tourists.
Moreover, Sarma tweeted about the inauguration of a luxurious resort with 200 rooms near Guwahati, built by the Mayfair Group, to boost the tourism infrastructure in the state.
Over 1 cr tourists visited Assam in FY 2023, a record growth of 575% !
To augment better tourism infrastructure, I was glad to inaugurate a beautiful 200-room-resort built by the Mayfair Group near Guwahati.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 16, 2023
Assam Tourism Development Corporation’s MD Padmapani Bora added that about 17.5 lakh domestic tourists had visited Assam in 2021-22, and the state’s contribution was about 10 million out of the 11.8 million tourists who visited the northeastern region.
The rise in tourist arrivals in Assam is the outcome of the state’s efforts to streamline the tourism sector, including a robust website with detailed information about a destination and online booking facilities, and offering better tourism infrastructure facilities. Bora also mentioned that the state’s ease of doing business and peaceful environment are significant factors driving growth in the tourism sector.
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Assam is known for its natural beauty, tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, and archaeological sites, among other attractions. The state government has been promoting its tourism industry aggressively to draw more tourists.
It has been organizing various events like the Brahmaputra Beach Festival and the Rongali Festival to showcase the state’s rich culture and heritage, which has gained popularity among tourists.
The surge in tourist arrivals is a positive sign for the state’s economy, as it would help in generating employment opportunities and improving the living standards of the people. The government needs to ensure that the tourism sector’s growth is sustainable and creates long-term benefits for the state’s economy.