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'Violence against women may have short term impact on tourist inflow'

Apr 4, 2013 18:15 IST

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New Delhi: Tourism minister K Chiranjeevi on Thursday said recent incidents of violence against foreigners may have short term impact but there is no dip in foreign tourist arrival.

"When such a thing happens, then knee jerk reaction will be there but long term it will not be there... The recent data did not show any dip in the number of foreign tourist arrivals," he told a press conference in New Delhi.

People protest cases of violence against women. AFP

People protest cases of violence against women. AFP

Chiranjeevi also announced that India would host United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission's Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development and 25th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held at Hyderabad from 12-14 April.

Twenty-one countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, LAO PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam - have confirmed their participation in the event.

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