State Tourism Minister Mulu Bera on Saturday said that the tourism industry in Gujarat has reached a growth rate of 18 percent compared to pre-2002 when it was “at the bottom”.
He was speaking at the Tourism Conclave at the Pramukh Swami Shatabdi Mahotsav. Bera credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership under which “tourism opened new dimensions”.
“With the Girnar ropeway and Shivrajpur beach (Gujarat’s only blue flag accredited beach) Gujarat tourism has got an impetus. Along with developing new tourist destinations, Gujarat has successfully attracted foreign tourists… Before 2002 the growth in the sector was at the bottom, which has reached 18 percent today,” Bera said.
“While tourism is opening new dimensions under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the tourism sector has got activated under the leadership of CM Bhupendra Patel”, said Bera.