| Commonwealth Games will indeed prove to be a turning point for Delhi's economy, especially in context with hospitalio/ industry. Hotels, Airlines and tour operators are likely to witness a substantial boom in their business during the forthcoming Commonwealth Games-2010. This is expected to push up India's share in foreign tourist arrivals to about 1.5 per cent in 20 I 0 from mere 0.52 per centin 2006.
Delhi, being the Capital of India with a glorious history and monuments of international repute, has plenty to offer its visitors during the games. To further gain from Delhi's glorious emergence as India's tourist hub, Delhi Government has taken following major steps to lend a major boost to the tourist inflow:
RESTORATION OF MONUMENTS :
To preserve and promote the heritage of Delhi, the government has taken up an ambitious project for restoration of 45 dilapidated monuments at Mehrauli adjacent to Qutub Minar. All the monuments have been beautified with landscaped greenery around them.
|CULTURAL EVENTS :
To further boost the cultural heritage of Delhi, events like Qutub Festival. Ananya, Garden Tourism Festival, Jahan-e-khusrao and others are being successfullY organized. These events have now become major attractions for both national and international tourists.
TOURIST ATTRACTION - DILLI HAAT :
Dilli Haat is another major attraction that lures tourists all around the year. With various cultural programmes, food festivals and crafts bazaar, Dilli Haat has become an essential part of the itineraries of the tourists visiting Delhi. Over these years, many foreign dignitaries and prominent personalities have visited DiIIi Haat including Prince Charles of United Kingdom. It will certainlY be one of the major attractions during the Commonwealth Games.
NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURAL CENTER :
A Neighborhood Cultural Centre close to Raja Garden Flyover has been developed. The concept is