The success of huge vaccination drive in India making it a safe tourist destination, highlighted at World Travel Market 2022 in London


G-20 Presidency will give India’s tourism sector an unparalleled opportunity to showcase India’s tourism offerings




Key Highlights


  • Additional Secretary Ministry of Tourism, Government of India addressed the Media at World Travel Market  2022 in London
  • India’s  focus on sustainable tourism, digitalization of tourism sector and  development of tourism MSMEs highlighted at World Travel Market 2022 in London
  • Tourism is one sector which has great resilience and it has bounced back from various adversities and crisis including Covid 19
  • The success of huge vaccination drive in India makes it a safe tourist destination
  • Theme of this year`s exhibition is ‘The Future of Travel Starts Now’






At the World Travel Market 2022 in London, India is showcasing the varied tourism offerings of India to the global tourism industry stakeholders such as tour operators, travel agents and media among others. India’s focus on promoting sustainable tourism, digitalization of tourism sector, development of tourism MSMEs and skills is also being highlighted through the platform of media at the ongoing WTM. India is also being promoted as a safe tourist destination post Covid 19  at the WTM. The G-20 Presidency will give India’s tourism sector an unprecedented  opportunity to highlight India’s tourism potential.


All the above points were emphasized upon by Shri Rakesh Kumar Verma, Additional Secretary Ministry of Tourism, Government of India who addressed the Media in the Press Meet at WTM 2022 on Tuesday at Media Centre, ExCeL, London.







At the outset, the Additional Secretary congratulated WTM, for organizing the press meet and also for  successfully coordinating with all countries leading to the meeting. He also applauded the media for their critical role in promoting the tourism sector. He informed the media that Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is participating at World Travel Market (WTM) 2022 from 7th to 9th November in London and Indian delegation is led by Mr. Arvind Singh, Secretary Government of India and consisting of senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism and representatives from the Indian travel and tourism stakeholders. During the visit to WTM 2022, the Indian delegation is showcasing the varied tourism offerings of India to the global tourism industry stakeholders such as tour operators, travel agents and media among. He also acquainted the media about how India is focusing on promoting sustainable tourism, digitalization of tourism sector, development of tourism MSMEs and skills.





The Additional Secretary mentioned that Tourism sector was hugely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, tourism is one sector which has great resilience and it has bounced back from various adversities and crisis .He also informed  that in India, tourism is recovering well with domestic tourism contributing significantly. Under the strong leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India has achieved unprecedented success in vaccinating our people. Approx. 2.19 billion doses have been administered showing that India as a tourist destination is safer and more resilient to tackle the threat posed by the current pandemic, he explained.


We would also like to utilize the opportunity to acquaint media that India is also gearing up for the G20 Presidency which is scheduled to start from 01st December, 2022, Shri Rakesh Verma elaborated. Under its Presidency, the country is expected to host over 200 meetings across 55 cities in the country. The G-20 Presidency will give India’s tourism sector an unparalleled opportunity to highlight India’s tourism offerings and share India’s tourism success stories on a global stage.



With India assuming the G 20 Presidency from 1st December, Visit India 2023 was also launched at the Press Conference, to invite more tourists to the country. pic.twitter.com/T2GCA1tE0D

— Ministry of Tourism (@tourismgoi) November 8, 2022



The Ministry of Tourism is aiming to develop the tourism sector especially in the aftermath of COVID Pandemic to new heights and accelerating the transition to achieve sustainable development targets of 2030.



Shri Rakesh Verma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, while addressing the press, at the #WTMLondon, stated that India has achieved phenomenal growth in enhancing infrastructure. Along with the massive vaccination drive. pic.twitter.com/6hGt6he2fl

— Ministry of Tourism (@tourismgoi) November 8, 2022





Mr Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India attended Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market, in association with UNWTO and WTTC – Rethinking Tourism. Later, Mr Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism was interviewed by CNBC, CNN, BBC and Euro News.


Secretary Tourism attended the WTTC’s Annual Reception in the evening.


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COVID – 19 Vaccination Update – Day 626


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 218.79 Crore (2,18,79,83,976) today. More than 2 lakh (2,67,065) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.


The cumulative coverage of vaccine doses, segregated based on population priority groups, is as follows:




























Cumulative Vaccine Dose Coverage

HCWs

1st Dose

10415228

2nd Dose

10119117

Precaution Dose

7033212

FLWs

1st Dose

18436859

2nd Dose

17716887

Precaution Dose

13668698

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

41044245


2nd Dose

31836159

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

61950702


2nd Dose

53099672

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

561300808

2nd Dose

515872956

Precaution Dose

96802431

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

204034401

2nd Dose

196985699

Precaution Dose

49235139

Over 60 years

1st Dose

127672140

2nd Dose

123155886

Precaution Dose

47603737

Cumulative 1st dose administered

1024854383

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

948786376

Precaution Dose

214343217

Total

2187983976




Today’s achievement in the vaccination exercise, segregated by population priority groups, is as follows:




























Date: 2nd October, 2022 (626th Day)

HCWs

1st Dose

1

2nd Dose

58

Precaution Dose

1080

FLWs

1st Dose

10

2nd Dose

89

Precaution Dose

2688

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

3013


2nd Dose

8883

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

1024


2nd Dose

3494

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

4928

2nd Dose

14206

Precaution Dose

141977

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

797

2nd Dose

2852

Precaution Dose

53348

Over 60 years

1st Dose

531

2nd Dose

2311

Precaution Dose

25775

Cumulative 1st dose administered

10304

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

31893

Precaution Dose

224868

Total

267065




The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.


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COVID – 19 Vaccination Update – Day 604


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 215 Crore (2,15,22,11,139) landmark milestone today. More than 25 lakh (25,79,383) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.


The cumulative coverage of vaccine doses, segregated based on population priority groups, is as follows:




























Cumulative Vaccine Dose Coverage

HCWs

1st Dose

10414559

2nd Dose

10111510

Precaution Dose

6877308

FLWs

1st Dose

18435627

2nd Dose

17706982

Precaution Dose

13382428

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

40630830


2nd Dose

30870450

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

61796405


2nd Dose

52662157

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

560917499

2nd Dose

514404403

Precaution Dose

77524220

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

203966521

2nd Dose

196640739

Precaution Dose

41435802

Over 60 years

1st Dose

127625288

2nd Dose

122924316

Precaution Dose

43884095

Cumulative 1st dose administered

1023786729

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

945320557

Precaution Dose

183103853

Total

2152211139




Today’s achievement in the vaccination exercise, segregated by population priority groups, is as follows:




























Date: 11th September, 2022 (604th Day)

HCWs

1st Dose

53

2nd Dose

759

Precaution Dose

10304

FLWs

1st Dose

90

2nd Dose

1382

Precaution Dose

18864

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

6023


2nd Dose

25847

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

3745


2nd Dose

16326

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

31924

2nd Dose

156453

Precaution Dose

1371611

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

8056

2nd Dose

53057

Precaution Dose

547056

Over 60 years

1st Dose

4895

2nd Dose

32516

Precaution Dose

290422

Cumulative 1st dose administered

54786

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

286340

Precaution Dose

2238257

Total

2579383




The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.


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COVID – 19 Vaccination Update – Day 597


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 213.50 Crore (2,13,50,71,266) today. More than 29 lakh (29,34,042) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.


The cumulative coverage of vaccine doses, segregated based on population priority groups, is as follows:




























Cumulative Vaccine Dose Coverage

HCWs

1st Dose

10414279

2nd Dose

10108740

Precaution Dose

6807328

FLWs

1st Dose

18435003

2nd Dose

17702469

Precaution Dose

13245023

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

40464130


2nd Dose

30476336

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

61728933


2nd Dose

52474373

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

560722413

2nd Dose

513651691

Precaution Dose

68401822

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

203931265

2nd Dose

196457043

Precaution Dose

37594395

Over 60 years

1st Dose

127599547

2nd Dose

122800282

Precaution Dose

42056194

Cumulative 1st dose administered

1023295570

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

943670934

Precaution Dose

168104762

Total

2135071266




Today’s achievement in the vaccination exercise, segregated by population priority groups, is as follows:




























Date: 04th September, 2022 (597th Day)

HCWs

1st Dose

59

2nd Dose

1293

Precaution Dose

15552

FLWs

1st Dose

124

2nd Dose

1888

Precaution Dose

25176

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

8123


2nd Dose

25260

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

3297


2nd Dose

12806

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

37835

2nd Dose

177220

Precaution Dose

1543562

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

9660

2nd Dose

56653

Precaution Dose

635571

Over 60 years

1st Dose

5651

2nd Dose

35617

Precaution Dose

338695

Cumulative 1st dose administered

64749

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

310737

Precaution Dose

2558556

Total

2934042




The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.


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COVID – 19 Vaccination Update – Day 596


India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 213.18 Crore (2,13,18,00,260) today. More than 15 lakh (15,40,602) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.


The cumulative coverage of vaccine doses, segregated based on population priority groups, is as follows:




























Cumulative Vaccine Dose Coverage

HCWs

1st Dose

10414213

2nd Dose

10107389

Precaution Dose

6789199

FLWs

1st Dose

18434853

2nd Dose

17700489

Precaution Dose

13216980

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

40449871


2nd Dose

30443138

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

61723788


2nd Dose

52456471

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

560679655

2nd Dose

513457410

Precaution Dose

66687301

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

203920708

2nd Dose

196396494

Precaution Dose

36885958

Over 60 years

1st Dose

127593116

2nd Dose

122761746

Precaution Dose

41681481

Cumulative 1st dose administered

1023216204

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

943323137

Precaution Dose

165260919

Total

2131800260




Today’s achievement in the vaccination exercise, segregated by population priority groups, is as follows:




























Date: 03rd September, 2022 (596th Day)

HCWs

1st Dose

27

2nd Dose

183

Precaution Dose

8404

FLWs

1st Dose

49

2nd Dose

434

Precaution Dose

15259

Age Group 12-14 years

1st Dose

23167


2nd Dose

48069

Age Group 15-18 years

1st Dose

7004


2nd Dose

26228

Age Group 18-44 years

1st Dose

17612

2nd Dose

70045

Precaution Dose

788733

Age Group 45-59 years

1st Dose

2916

2nd Dose

15173

Precaution Dose

349001

Over 60 years

1st Dose

1833

2nd Dose

10131

Precaution Dose

156334

Cumulative 1st dose administered

52608

Cumulative 2nd dose administered

170263

Precaution Dose

1317731

Total

1540602




The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.


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