Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh stated that the Rajasthan government intends to develop 23 old airstrips through a public-private partnership so that chartered and smaller flights can land there while speaking at the G20 Tourism Expo in Jaipur. In order to boost the tourist industry, the center is working to improve rail, road, and air connectivity. Nevertheless, the economy of the whole state is greatly influenced by the tourist industry.
“Under the guidance and leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, we are planning to put out 23 airstripes on a PPT (Public-Private Partnership Mode) where chartered flight linkage can be provided directly.” - Tourism Minister.
The Minister adds that all 23 airstrips are known ones since some date back to the colonial era and some were constructed by former rulers. Additionally, the Rajasthan Rural Tourism Scheme, which was approved a few months ago, contains numerous components that various states want their states to have.
The scheme will create job openings in the villages and protect the camping areas, Carawan parks, agricultural tourist businesses, and handicrafts sector. "This rural tourism policy will generate a lot of employment, put focus on our folklore, rural landscape, wildlife, cultural and heritage sites there, and religious sites, beyond the oft-talked about sites," Singh said.
Rajasthan has a strong tourism sector. Due to the diversity of locations this state provides, the majority of visitors visit here each month. Rajasthan has a diverse culture and legacy, with everything from palaces to luxurious hotels, historic local markets to antique handicraft stores, wildlife sanctuaries to majestic forts and lovely lakes.
Recently, Forbes magazine released an article titled “The 23 best places to travel in 2023,” selected by travel experts and Rajasthan is included in the list. Udaipur, the city of lakes, has been adored by travel blogger and influencer, Alyssa Ramos. The list also counts Jaipur and Jodhpur. “If you want to feel like royalty, you have to stay at one of these properties.” - Alyssa.
Chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Dharmendra Singh Rathore, Rajasthan Chief Secretary Usha Sharma, Dharmendra Singh Rathore, Rajasthan Tourism Secretary Gayatri Rathore and Union Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh also attended the event.