New Delhi : India will soon launch a helpline for tourists to know more about various destinations and to seek help if they are in distress, it was announced Saturday.
Minister of State for Tourism Kumari Selja made the announcement at an International Buddhist Heritage Conference in Nalanda in Bihar.
According to a tourism ministry official, any tourist, domestic or international, can call the helpline for information about a place he or she intends to visit.
“They can also call the number when in distress or in an emergency,” she said.
Selja added: “In December 2009, the foreign tourist arrivals in India saw a 21 percent increase over the same period in 2008. The future looks bright. We expect buoyancy to return to the sector soon.”