Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant asked hospitality and tourism sector players to tell politicians about creation of 25 million jobs by 2030 while seeking their help for the demand of industry and infrastructure status.
Speaking at the 6th Hoteliers’ Conclave organised by the Hotel Association of India (HAI), Kant said somehow the tourism industry has failed to tell the politicians that it is a big creator of jobs, while agreeing with their demand for industry status.
“If you look at tourism, I think from a perspective of a political lens, the politician only understands one thing and that is how many jobs is the tourism sector creating,” he said.
Kant further said, “Tourism has a huge multiplier impact for every direct job that you create, you create seven indirect jobs, but I think somehow the tourism industry has failed to tell the politicians that we are a big creator of jobs.
“In terms of employment, Thailand creates close to 20 million jobs, Malaysia about 15 million jobs and India creates 7.8 million jobs from the tourism sector, he added.