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As India is all set to take centre stage in the world economy, the nation’s 300-strong million middle class has grabbed the eyeballs of the many National Tourism Organisations such as Austria, Australia, Abu Dhabi, Britain, Canada, Cuba, China, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hongkong, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Jamaica, Korea, Kenya, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmer, Macau, Nepal, New Zealand, Phillipines, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Srilanka, U.A.E. among others. To provide an exclusive window to the finest destinations of these nations, “Explore the World” is ready to take wings, catering to the consumers all the information, developments in the tourism scenario, including news, views, opinions etc.

Total contribution by travel and tourism sector to India’s GDP is expected to increase from US$ 136.3 billion in 2015 to US$ 275.2 billion in 2025. Travel and tourism is the third largest foreign exchange earner for India. A sum of US$ 1.76 billion was earned under foreign exchange through tourism during the month of September 2016.

The launch of several branding and marketing initiatives by the Government of India such as Incredible India! and Athiti Devo Bhava have provided a focused impetus to growth. The Indian government has also released a fresh category of visa – the medical visa or M visa, to encourage medical tourism in the country.

The Government has also been making serious efforts to boost investments in tourism sector. In the hotel and tourism sector, 100 per cent FDI is allowed through the automatic route. A five-year tax holiday has been offered for 2, 3 and 4 star category hotels located around UNESCO World Heritage sites (except Delhi and Mumbai). The investment in tourism sector is expected to be US$ 12.4 billion in the 12th Five Year Plan; of these, private investments are likely to total US$ 9.2 billion.

Explore the World is a brainchild of highly professional group of people who have been an integral part of this fast evolving Tourism and Travel industry for last couple of decades. This English publication is mandated to provide all the information about Hotels, Airlines, and Tourist Destination making it easier and simpler for the massive Indian public as well as the overseas travellers.

Professionalism: The undersigned, who has been heading the publishing group and is overlooking the operations at “Explore the World” has an exhaustive experience of seventeen years of working under his Late father Shri Darshan Lal Kalra who had experience of three decades in the Tourism, Travel Trade and the Hospitality domain in the capacity of Senior General Manager at Ashok Group of Hotels, Ashok Travel & Tours with India Tourism Development Corporation. After retirement from services of Govt. of India, he has been successfully running the publications for the more than 17 years.

Now this publication is being successfully run by Mr. Suneet Kalra and second director of the publication Ms Rajni Kalra.

Clients & Target Audience : ‘Explore The World’ is planned & designed to be the premier travel sector magazine in the Asia Pacific region and it caters to the elite segment of up-market consumers all over the region including all the Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Hotels, Domestic and International Airlines, State and Overseas Tourism Departments, Corporate Houses and other related service providers.