Are you a travel freak? If yes, then how about getting your travel expenses funded? Sounds cool, right! So, here is the good news folks – The Tourism Ministry of India has announced to fund your travel expenses. Yes, you heard it right!
The government has proposed to fund the travel expenses for frequent travellers as an incentive. Want to know more? Then, go ahead.
Travel Getting Paid!
Tourism is known as one of the most important aspects of any country’s development. It helps in showcasing the rich and diverse culture of a country along with the popular monuments, edifices, and things of historical importance. It also helps in accelerating the hospitality sector of the country.
From the bottom of our hearts, we all know that we love travelling. And, tourism is a perfect way to engage with new destinations and people. If we talk about the Tourism Industry, they would definitely like more and more people to travel so that tourism can be promoted. So, for the sake of a developed tourism sector, the government has proposed to fund the expenses incurred by a traveller who at least visits 15 different places in India every year.
Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel announced, “the government will sponsor their travel expenses as an incentive”. The announcement has been made after the conclusion of the two-day National Tourism Conference, which has been organized by the Government of Odisha in association with FICCI at Konark.
According to the Union Minister, the Tourism Ministry will fund the travel expenses of those people who will visit 15 different destinations of India in a year. Also, he/she has to post pictures on their official website of those places”. So, it means that to be eligible for this scheme, a traveller has to travel out of his or her state.
In support of this, The Chairman of FICCI Eastern Tourism Committee, Soubhagya Mohapatra, said that they will increase the number of trains to upsurge the connectivity to diverse tourist spots. Centre will also help in connecting them by introducing more trains for tourism.
The initiative of the Union Government, ‘Paryatan Parv’, has decided that the task will be completed by 2022. On the other hand, the Ministry of Tourism wants this task to be completed within a year. Also, the Tourism Ministry wants people to consider it as an incentive and not as a monetary benefit.
So, pack your bags and head towards the destinations that you haven’t visited till now and tick it off from your bucket list. And when you will achieve the target of visiting 15 destinations in a year, you will be rewarded for the next ones!