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Ministry of Tourism, Government of India endeavours to work as a catalyst and active supporter for the development of Golf Tourism in the country.
Sports tourism in India is gaining interest, especially after the successful completion of Commonwealth Games 2010. One of the latest trends in golf tourism is the fact that there has been a recent surge in the interest levels amongst youth, the world over.
India has several golf courses of international standards. Further, golf events held in India also attract domestic and international tourists. With international tourists expected to grow in the next few years, it is important that India has the right product to meet the need of the visitors.
In order to tap this growing interest in golf tourism, Ministry of Tourism is creating a comprehensive and coordinated framwork for promoting golf tourism in India, capitalizing on the existing work that is being carried out, and building upon the strength of India's position as the fastest growing free market economy.
Recognizing this potential to develop Golf as a niche tourism product for attracting both International and domestic tourists, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India organized a one day Workshop on "Promotion of Golf Tourism" on 21 Jan 2011. The objective of this workshop was to evolve a road map for formulating strategies for development and promotion of golf tourism in India. Based on the outcomes of the Golf Tourism workshop, the Ministry of Tourism has drafted the "Guideline for the Ministry of Tourism's support to promote golf".