In 1988, Government (Planning Commission) appointed a National Committee on Tourism under the chairmanship of Shri Mohammed Yunus, Chairman, and Trade Fair Authority of India, to prepare a perspective plan for development of tourism in India. The committee submitted its recommendations in May 1988, after a detailed analysis of;

i. The role of tourism in the socio-economic development, dynamics of tourism industry and strategic path,

ii. Profile of international tourism in India,

iii. International tourism and its prospects,


iv. Tourist accommodation and lodging,

v. Travel trade, marketing and export services, tourism transport linkages,

vi. Up gradation for development of human resource for the tourism sector and

vii. The ecological aspects of tourism.