The Common Wealth Games in October 2010 has left open several avenues for Indian travel and tourism industry, for sure! One of them that has sneaked out of late is the recent attempts and initiatives to nurture and promote India as a potential golf tourism destination.
The announcement was made formal by Kumari Selja, Minister for Tourism & Culture- India, at a workshop in New Delhi. This positive development is promising to help promote golf tourism in India as a niche concept and would be catering to a tightly targeted section of travellers who shuttle among countries for the ultimate golfing experience.
The greenery and the serenity of some of India’s best kept places holds the key to this step. At the same time, the existing golf courses in destinations like Shillong, New Delhi, Pune, Ooty, Kodaikanal also has a lot to contribute to this endeavour.
Speaking at the workshop, an elated Ms. Selja observed, “This would not only showcase its beautiful golf courses but also the diverse tourism attractions that we have for any tourist. This will enable the government to break the October to March Syndrome that affects India Tourism particularly in the case of inbound tourist arrivals”.
With the numbers, that show the high percentage of traveling golfers taking two or more golfing holidays in a year with an inflated budget, the already wonderful India can expect more feathers to her cap!