India’s success in tourism goes beyond just the increasing number of people traveling. The country is investing a lot of money into its aviation industry to become a major travel hub. The government has ambitious plans to spend $11.9 billion by 2025 to modernize and build airports across the country. One exciting project is the upcoming Noida International Airport, which will be the largest airport in Asia when it is finished in 2024. These improvements to airports and terminals have played a crucial role in driving India’s tourism growth. India’s tourism growth is driven by both private airlines and government investments. While low-budget carriers like Go First face competition and limited profits, Air India, owned by Tata Sons, has expanded and become a major domestic and international airline.

According to Agoda, Indian travelers are now exploring a wider range of countries. While Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia were popular destinations in 2019, more Indians are now visiting European countries like France and Switzerland. Southeast Asia is still a favorite region, with a growing number of Indian tourists in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. However, fewer Indians are traveling to countries like Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, possibly because they are far away and not widely known among Indian travelers.