Friday, November 12, 2010
1991 One rupee Tourism coin
The Government had the view that a visitor to India, is in for an unforgettable experience. Judging from the available international trends in those times, tourism was destined for a major upsurge, and a big traffic movement was expected in the coming years. India was well set to emerge as one of the most popular destinations in the 1990s . To give thrust to these effort, the year 1991 was declared as the "Visit India Tourism Year," during which the traditional lamp of welcome were lightened at India's gateways to the 1990s.The 12-month celebration took place all across India, in festivals ablaze with color, pageantry, ritual, and custom.An elaborate calendar of events were drawn up, and to facilitate international tourists, special measures were taken by the government, like relaxation of visa rules, opening up of new areas, and liberalization of charter flights to India.To increase hotel accommodations of all categories, a number of incentives were announced to make investment in the hotel industry more attractive.