20 May 2017

India betters ranking in international tourist arrivals

India betters ranking in international tourist arrivals

India has jumped 16 places in the revised United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) rankings to settle at 24th for 2014 and 2015. Earlier, India was ranked 41st and 40th in 2014 and 2015 as per the global ranking, respectively.

UNWTO is the United Nation’s agency managing promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism and its barometer ranks countries in terms of their ITAs- comprising both foreign tourist arrivals as well as non-resident arrivals. So far only the figures of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) were compiled in India.

Important Takeaways from above News for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • Headquarter of UN World Tourism Organization is in Madrid, Spain
  • Mr. Taleb Rifai is Secretary-General of the UNWTO

Source- Business Standard

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