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India wins tourism awards in London

world Updated: Nov 09, 2011 07:16 IST

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India on Monday won two major awards at the World Travel Mart in London including an award for leading destination.

Minister for Tourism Subodh Kant Sahay received the awards - World's leading Destination and World's leading Tourist Board, Incredible India - at a function in London this evening.

Sahai said India plans to increase its tourist arrival from the current five million this year to 10 million in another 2-3 years.

Speaking to reporters here, Sahai added that an additional five million tourist arrival would create 25 million more jobs.