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Delhi Sees 30% Fall In Foreign Tourists After Nirbhaya Case

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
AUGUST 07, 2014

   
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Delhi Sees 30% Fall In Foreign Tourists After Nirbhaya Case

 

Delhi has fewer foreign tourists now, as per the Archaeological Survey of India. Based on ticket sales at the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort — a sharp fall in ticket sales to foreign tourists (who pay more than Indian tourists) of 30% has been noted in 2013-14, which has broken the steady trend of a rise since 2010 Commonwealth Games. The tourism industry is worried with the sharp decline in foreign tourists due to to the adverse publicity due to the Nirbhaya gang rape.



While the ASI is worried, it has invested heavily in promoting Delhi's history. This is also a setback for the state government which is pitching for Delhi to be declared a UNESCO world heritage next year — a tag which Delhi can justifiably aspire for as it as it is dotted with historical monuments.





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