Cruise Tourism is the most vibrant and fastest developing modules of the leisure sector all across the globe. Over the years, Cruise Tourism has witnessed a growth and has become a dynamic component in the economic growth. Today, the sector offers diverse amenities than earlier and it has developed as advanced and exclusive in terms of services.
“The Dawn of Cruise in India” which encourages cruise tourism with the aim to boost tourism by captivating travelers was yesterday inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari, Minister Shipping and Road Transport and Highways in the presence of Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism, Maharashtra and along with other dignitaries from Indian Port Association and Mumbai Port Trust.
The Union Minister expressed confidence that the cruise tourism sector would be a game-changer for domestic as well as international travellers. The sector is estimated to have a revenue potential close to Rs. 35,000 crore, and is expected to create over 2,50,000 jobs .Shri Gadkari also released three reports -“Road Map for Sea Cruise Tourism”, “Mumbai Port SOP for Cruise Operations” and “Cruise Terminals in India” These are aimed at bringing uniformity in procedural formalities to revolutionize the cruise tourism in India.