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India has always been a popular tourist destination owing to its rich cultural and historical heritage, diverse ecosystems, terrains, and places of natural beauty spread. Thus, the Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the largest sectors in India. Besides being a significant source of foreign exchange for the country, tourism also employs a large portion of the population. The travel & tourism sector employs 8% of the total workforce of India, accounting for 41.6 million jobs in tourism alone. That number is expected to rise by 2% per annum and reach 52.3 million jobs by the year 2028. The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) increases at a rate of 10.8% every year, growing to 14.6 million in 2016 compared to 13.3 million in 2015.

The Indian Government has planned on an allotment of INR 1,250 crore (US$ 183.89 million) for boosting tourism infrastructure under Swadesh Darshan and Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD), as stated in the Union Budget 2017-18. This is one of the many steps that the Government of India has taken to realise their goal to achieve a 1% share in the world's international tourist arrivals. They hope to achieve this goal by 2020 and are hoping to double it by 2025. Thereby helping Indian tourism in becoming the global standard it has always had the potential to be.

India is also among the most digitally-advanced traveller nations. The number of digital tools being used for planning, booking, and enhancing the experiencing of a journey is significantly higher and more advanced than those used in the most popular tourist nations like France and China. India’s rising middle class has also aided in the development of the tourism industry. Their increasing disposable incomes have continued to support the tourism industry by increasing domestic and outbound tourism.

As things stand now, jobs in tourism can fetch a hefty salary. Among Indian cities, salary trends suggest Bengaluru’s dominance when it comes to pay package. The city offered the highest average CTC at INR 14.64 lac per annum, followed closely by Mumbai at INR 14.24 lac per annum in 2016-17. At the mid-level, Mumbai offered the highest CTC at INR 10.48 per annum while Bengaluru offered INR 10.38 lac per annum. Bengaluru also topped pay at the senior level with an average CTC of INR 28.08 lac per annum. Mumbai came in second at INR 27.06 lac per annum. At the junior level, Kolkata topped the list with INR 5.72 lac per annum while Bengaluru followed with INR 5.46 per annum.

With the country now looking forward to the expansion of its E-visa scheme, the tourist inflow to India could potentially double by the year 2023. With this sudden expansion, both the government and private institutions would look to expand the jobs in hospitality to cope with the excess inflow. With the help of its massive outreach, Randstad can help you land the right jobs in tourism in the country, guiding your every step along the way.

Source: Randstad Salary Trends

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