Opinion | We need more tourists but not an insurge that overwhelms us

There is a company in Gujarat that is pioneering election tourism in India. It currently offers foreign tourists 15 packages, with names as delightful as “Hustings in Himachal”, “Republic of Rajasthan”, “Grassroot Democracy of Kerala” and so on.

The couple of thousand tourists who have signed up to witness political rallies and follow campaign trails constitute a curious footnote to India’s multi-billion dollar election economy, but the enterprise is still a promising sign as far as the tourism industry is concerned.

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