5 crore new jobs will be created in this sector, these employment opportunities will be created in this many years

By Sudhakar Yadav February 12, 2024 6:47 PM IST
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youth of the country There is good news for. The Hotels Association of India (HAI) said on Monday that five crore direct and indirect employment opportunities are expected to be created in the hospitality and tourism sector in the next five to seven years. According to HAI, the sector needs government support to achieve full industry and infrastructure status in the states to harness the employment potential. HAI President Puneet Chatwal said at the sixth HAI Hoteliers Conclave here that infrastructure conditions for the hospitality sector can not only increase investment to create accommodation but can also boost income and employment generation.

About 10 percent share in employment generation

Chatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Indian Hotels Company Limited, said that tourism is a pillar of development which accounts for about 10 percent of the total employment generation and contributes eight percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This can help drive inclusive growth with a large multiplier effect, ”but there is often a gap between reaching this level and actual policy implementation,” HAI vice-chairman K.B. Kachru said at a press conference. It said there has been a 271 percent increase in recruitment in the last two years. “This is how the business is growing,” Kachru said. Now we need to focus a lot on the development of tourism not only at the higher level but also at the entry level. So we have to keep paying attention and if we don’t do that we won’t be able to provide services. ,

a large sector creating jobs

“We are focused on creating more than five crore jobs in the next five to seven years,” said Kachru, Chairman (Emeritus) and Principal Advisor (South Asia), Radisson Hotel Group. Earlier, during India’s G20 summit, Sherpa Amitabh Kant, on the demand of giving the status of industry and infrastructure to the hospitality and tourism sector, said that the people associated with it should tell the politicians that the sector can create 2.5 crore jobs by 2030. Kant said the tourism industry has somehow failed to convey to politicians that it is a huge job-creating sector. He said that in terms of employment, Thailand creates about 2 crore jobs, Malaysia about 1.5 crore jobs and Indian tourism sector creates 78 lakh jobs.

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