Adventure Tourism recognised as Niche Tourism Product by the Ministry of Tourism to promote India as a 365-day destination

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Guidelines on safety and quality standards known as Essential Minimum Standards for Adventure Tourism Activities which are formulated to promote adventure tourism in the country



Although the promotion and development of tourism, including adventure tourism, promotion of safety and comfort at adventure tourism locations and conducting surveys to identify new sites of adventure tourism is the primary responsibility of the State Governments/Union Territory Administration, the Department of Adventure Tourism has recognized adventure tourism as a specialized tourism product for the promotion of India. As a destination for 365 days and attract tourists with special interest.

Guidance for approval of adventure tour operators as well as central financial assistance to State Governments / UT Department for the development of tourism infrastructure that includes those in adventure tourism destinations has also been provided under the Swadesh Darshan Integrated Tourist Circuit Development Scheme. Issued by the Ministry of Tourism.

A set of guidelines on safety and quality standards known as Essential Minimum Standards for Adventure Tourism Activities has also been drafted to promote adventure tourism in the country. This information was provided by Tourism Minister Ji Kishan Reddy in a written response in the Rajya Sabha.



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