Number of hotel rooms in India 2008-2017

In recent years, the tourism industry in India has been one of the preferred choices for domestic as well as international travel. The country has seen a boom in the tourism industry in recent years and is expected to be the second largest employer within the sector worldwide by 2019. In 2015, there were over eight million tourist arrivals in the south Asian country. To provide a holistic visit to the culturally diverse nation, there are ample number of hotels spread across the country. The number of hotel rooms across the nation was over 90 million in 2017. The national capital region of Delhi had the highest supply of rooms with over 14 thousand in 2018.

Sector insight

Currently, tourism is the largest service sector in the country. The ‘Incredible India’ campaign continues the development and promotion of the country’s attractions. In 2016, the nation had the second highest tourism contribution in Asia-Pacific, trailing behind China. United States was the leading country in terms of foreign arrivals in 2017, with over 1.3 million visitors.

Future prospects

With increased capital investments and developing infrastructure in the industry, tourism is likely to see an expansion in the near future. The ‘Visit India Year 2009’ campaign launched at the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin, aims to propel the sector towards success by projecting India as an attractive destination for holidaymakers and spiritual travelers.

Number of hotel rooms across India from 2008 to 2017

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Values have been rounded.

According to the source, data was not available for 2011.

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