The tourism industry is has emerged as one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and economically important for rapid growth for India. There are various types of tourism branches in Incredible India, The Ministry of Tourism has identified 10 niche products for development, promotion, to attract tourists with specific interest and India as a 365 Days tourist destination.
1. Cruise Tourism
Cruises are one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing components of the leisure industry in India. Cruises tourism is the new marketable product for India to explore the beautiful coastline, undisturbed idyllic islands, and virgin forests.
The coastline and inland waterways of India has the potential to develop cruise or boathouse tourism. The 8 tourist Cruise circuits in India will include Ocean Cruise, River Cruise, and Lake Cruise.
2. Adventure Tourism
Adventure tourism includes mountaineering, trekking, hand gliding, paragliding, bungee jumping, and white water river rafting. The Ministry of Tourism has identified a list of places in India for thrilling and extreme adventure sports, mostly in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir, Rishikesh Uttarakhand, Goa, and Maharashtra.
3. Medical Tourism
Medical Tourism or medical travel is used for the procedures of complex specialized surgeries of the human parts such as joint replacement cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries.
4. Wellness Tourism
Wellness Tourism includes travel for a less stressful lifestyle, promoting a healthier, and finding balance in one’s life. Ayurveda, Yoga, meditation, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation Therapy are among the most ancient systems of medical treatment in India and the best way to promote Wellness Tourism.
5. Golf Tourism
India has several golf courses of international standards and as the sports tourism in India is gaining interest, Ministry of Tourism is creating a comprehensive and coordinated framework for promoting golf tourism in India.
6. Polo Tourism
The game of Polo is originated in India and still preserved and practiced in Kolkata Polo Club, the oldest Polo club in the world. Polo can be listed as Heritage Sports of India.
Eco-Tourism also is known as ecological tourism is responsible for travel to fragile, pristine and usually protected areas. It will include regulated tourism in protected areas of the country.
8. Film Tourism
In an endeavor to establish India as a filming destination, the Ministry of Tourism will promote the Cinema of India as a sub-brand of Incredible India. International Film Festivals like IFFI Goa, European Film Market, Cannes Film festival will be held in India in the future.
9. Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable Tourism includes approval and classification of hotels to the expected standards for different classes of tourists. This system will rate hotels from one star to five star and Heritage and Classic etc.
10. Meetings Incentives Conferences Exhibitions (MICE)
Conventions and Conferences are segments of the tourism industry. IIn order to promote India more effectively as a convention destination for the travel industry, the Ministry of Tourism set up the India Convention Promotion Bureau.