Draft Karnataka Tourism Policy 2014-2019

The Karnataka Tourism Policy 2014-19 aims to position Karnataka as a visible global brand in tourism for visitors as well as investors by encouraging development of relevant infrastructure through partnerships between private sector, government and the community. Strategic intervention areas have been identified with a view to support local entrepreneurship and assist in creating livelihood options for all sections of the society in a non-discriminatory manner. The Policy provides detailed guidelines for development of tourism infrastructure, products and services, to ensure quality and minimum standards of development. Thrust is on growth of the sector in an inclusive manner, by encouraging women, backward sections of the society and local level institutions to actively participate in the development process. The Policy acknowledges that the tourism sector is strongly supported by the micro-enterprise activities and encourages creation of an enabling environment for the local tourism industry (SME) in an ecological and environmentally sustainable manner.