Government to announce policy guidelines for promoting health tourism

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New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja on Wednesday said that government would announce new policy guidelines for promoting health tourism to increase the number of foreign tourist arrivals in India.

Selja said this while speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the meeting to discuss the '100 days Agenda of Tourism Ministry' in New Delhi on Wednesday.

"Wellness tourism as you know is a new catchword all over world and India has lot to offer. So we will be promoting traditional Ayurveda and Siddha systems and also medical tourism in India has again huge potential," Selja said.

"We will be organising road shows abroad to attract foreign tourists to our country," she added.

She mentioned that health tourism road shows would be organised abroad beginning with the Scandinavian countries, in last week of August 2009. (ANI)

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