Minister K J Alphons
said while Mumbai will be developed as the major Cruise Port where like
Singapore cruises will start, smaller
cruise jetties will be built in different parts of the country, including in
The minister told newspersons at the national capital here on July seventeenth
that more focus was given to the cruise tourism sector with the tourism
ministry investing Rs 100 crore and the shipping ministry contributing a corpus
of Rs 250 crore to the sector.
"The cruise ports are being developed in Mumbai. Cruise jetties are being
developed in Goa, Cochin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam," an official
statement quoting the minister said. The cruise jetties will provide support to
the Mumbai cruise port. Curiously Goa, Cochin and Chennai has more tourist
attractions than the congested Mumbai city says a leading tour operator.
said the tourism ministry is focusing on promotional activities to attract the
attention of the tourists on the unexplored areas of North Eastern states.
Alphonse said the tourism sector had created 14.62 million job opportunities in
the country in the last four years.