Yoga Tourism in India

After getting the United Nations to declare 21 June as international yoga day last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is continuing with its push to promote the part-spiritual, part-physical exercise form.

In Chandigarh, prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced two awards, one national and one international, for those popularizing yoga. The government is doing all asanas to promote yoga it seems. But is there enough ballast for this push in terms of government funding to promote yoga?

A Plain Facts piece published Tuesday has analysed the ministry of AYUSH spending on yoga. Ministerial spending on yoga, siddha and naturopathy increased by almost 2.5 times between FY15 and FY16, the highest proportionate increase among the four medicinal forms (the other three are Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani systems) under the ministry of AYUSH. However, in absolute terms, yoga still has the lowest spending.

However, that alone may not reveal the complete picture.

The government might be spending more on yoga than is revealed by the ministry of AYUSH figures. For example, the human resource ministry announced last week that yoga courses would be started in at least six central universities and the number would be increased to 20 within a year. Running full-fledged departments in 20 central universities would probably entail a greater annual cost than the Rs.20 crore increase for yoga under the ministry of AYUSH in this year’s budget. If even NDA governments in states were to follow similar policies in state universities, government funding other than through non-AYUSH ministry could see a further jump.

Secondly, there is another factor which might be playing a role in the relatively low focus on government funding for yoga in the country. A previous Plain Facts piece had shown that a media campaign was far more effective in promoting yoga than providing for government hospitals or even private practitioners. Read this in the context of an advertisement blitzkrieg by the government in the run-up to the international yoga day. Once again, since almost all government departments have joined the campaign, spending by the ministry of AYUSH might not capture the government effort towards this.

Also, yoga is more popular among the relatively better-off and well-educated sections of the population, which is likely to be less dependent on government initiatives to provide facilities. Given these facts, the government’s high-decibel campaign might actually be the right strategy for promoting yoga.

The industry seems to believe this at least. Lobby group ASSOCHAM has estimated that the current spend on yoga-related merchandise might be to the tune of about Rs.1 trillion in the country. The wisdom of seeing business opportunities in yoga might have come from the west to the east, even though the original form has traversed in the opposite direction.

An article published in the Huffington Post in 2013 describes the radical transformation of the yoga industry in the US. From the 1970s when few could distinguish between yoga and yoghurt – as an Indian who opened a yoga studio in New York in 1971 puts it – yoga now has more than 20 million practitioners and fuels a $27 billion industry. The beginning of business yoga is well under way in India. Baba Ramdev who is giving large FMCG companies a run for their money, found his first business calling in promoting yoga through the Aastha television channel. His yoga camps charge a fee of Rs.1,000-2,000 per day, as reported by this paper.

Narendra Modi has appealed to the nation to focus on mitigating diabetes through yoga this year. It remains to be seen how many Indians can follow the strict discipline and perseverance required to reap such benefits of yoga. Those in the yoga business would not mind the sugar-coated revenues yoga’s growing popularity would bring in. No wonder Baba Ramdev was dancing to his heart’s content in this mock drill before the yoga day programme on Rajpath.

Ayurveda Tourism in India

AyushMax 2016, a first of its kind international exhibition of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, will be held from November 4-6 in Hyderabad.

With an aim to promote the Ayush stream of medicines and medicinal products, the organizers, from different segments of Indian stream of medicine like Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Homoeopathy and Wellness, have come together to exhibit their products and services on a single platform at Hyderabad.

“AyushMax 2016 will be a useful platform for the public to gain the benefits of Ayush medicine. The public can also avail free health cards, awareness sessions on yoga & physiotherapy etc. The Telangana state government has agreed to be ‘state partner’ for the event and providing knowledge support to efficiently promote government schemes on Ayush,” informed Vamsi Udayagiri, CEO of Event Maxima.

As this is the first of its international Ayush exhibition, the organizers from Event Maxima and Womenergy have come together and roped in all their energies to make this event a big success. “We are expecting around 50,000 visitors for this unique platform on Ayush,” adds Vamsi.

The main reason for orgnaising this international event in Hyderabad is due to increased patronizing of Ayurvedic medicines, use of alternate medicine systems and practicing yoga by urban and rural people. Moreover Hyderabad is having state-of-the-art hospitals that offer affordable quality medical care and it is also regarded as one of the preferred destinations for medical tourism. Besides, there are a large number of major renowned pharmaceutical companies and medical education institutions in the city which is also regarded as one of the reasons for hosting such a gala exhibition in Hyderabad.

Overall AyushMax Expo is expected to promote Indian traditional medicines and other indigenous medicine systems by showcasing growing and proven global acceptance of Ayush for mental and body wellness through best practices focusing on preventive healthcare.

The 3-day expo is expected to witness participants from renowned hospitals, educational institutions, wellness centres, pharmaceutical and phytopharmaceutical companies, medical tourism facilitators, and alternative medicines centres etc.

“Event Maxima has started with the main objective of being as a one stop shop for managing events. We are currently catering to around 50 shows across India and our portal has around 12000 unique visitors,” Vijaya Lakshmi K, chairman and MD, Event Maxima says.

Yoga Tourism in India

India is as much known for Yoga & Meditation, as it is known for its Taj Mahal and tigers of Ranthambore. The Beatles’ trip to Rishikesh with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1969 is a very famous example to showcase the weight India carries in a world which is concerned not only about its mental and physical fitness but also about its spiritual growth and development. The celebrities of modern times, such as Mia Farrow, Steve Jobs, and Oprah also flocked to Indian Yoga and meditation retreats looking to immerse in their tranquility and change their lives forever. In November 2013, the British royal couple – Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall – spent time in an ashram in Rishikesh too.

Globally, tourism industry is worth $3.2 trillion, out of which, 14% (or $439 billion) worth of revenue comes only from wellness travel. Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, said, “Healthier lifestyles at home are now getting translated into people’s travel and vacation habits. Now, when they seek escape from their daily routines, they also want to use their vacation time and dollars to increase their levels of fitness.”

Wellness travel includes Yoga and meditation as well as spa and massage experiences to reduce one’s stress and improve one’s health holistically. India is a natural choice for wellness travel because it is a leader in Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the fastest-growing wellness destinations of the world – with a projected growth rate of 22% per annum. The US, which is the leading destination for wellness tourism right now, has a projected growth rate of 5.8% per annum on an average.

The popularity of Yoga is evident with the fact that when the UN passed the resolution of celebration June 21 as the World Yoga Day in December 2014, all 193 countries of the world passed it unanimously, and as many as 177 countries co-sponsored it.

Tourism in India has been rising steadily since the 2002 ‘Incredible India’ ad campaign, which targeted higher-yield (read ‘wealthier’) tourists. From low-cost ashrams to a multiple-star meditation retreats, India’s holy cities promise what everyone wants today – thousands of years old recipes for eternal youth.

Steps taken by Government of India to boost Yoga Tourism in India

The maiden International Yoga Day celebrated at Rajpath last year had set two Guinness World Records in a day. The mega event broke the record for the largest yoga class ever, with 35,985 participants. It also holds the record for the yoga event with most globally diverse participants. People from as many as 84 different countries had participated in it.

Ministry of Ayush and the Tourism Ministry are promoting India as a ‘Yoga Tourism’ hub, where people can come to heal their bodies and calm their minds. Their catch-phrase is ‘India, Land of Yoga’. It is also being linked to the medical tourism in India and appeals to people to opt for holistic health solutions.

Government of India gives out a list of authentic Yoga institutes as well as the publicity material with yoga postures, which are distributed to the public through the Ministry of Tourism centres internationally.

Some cities, such as Haridwar and Rishikesh, are being promoted as yoga hubs, in the same vein as Kerala has promoted itself as a state for Ayurvedic massages. In fact, Rishikesh is being promoted as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Some of the other cities in the ‘Yoga’ circuit are:

*Bengaluru,

* Chennai,

*Delhi,

* Kolkata,

* Mumbai,

* Munger,

*Puducherry, and

*Pune.

Government of India is also giving tourist visas and e-tourist visas to foreigners who want to pursue short term courses in Yoga in India along with short duration medical treatment under Indian systems of medicine, recreation, sightseeing, and casual visits for business or to meet friends.

People from 150 countries can avail the benefit of e-tourist visas at as many as 16 Indian airports. It means that they can travel to India with the printout of an email approval of their visa application, and get it stamped at the time of entry into the country. India also offers visa-on-arrival facility to the Japanese – which has a validity of 30 days.

Roadmap to Promote Yoga Tourism

The New Tourism Policy, 2015 launched on May 15, 2016, dictates that the National Tourism Board will be created to speed up tourism in India. Now, the government has introduced a ‘single window portal system’ for making information available to tourists. To promote responsible and sustainable tourism, we need to handle various issues like:

*building and maintaining the infrastructure,

*ensuring the safety and security of tourists,

* improve connectivity to remote areas, and

*e-ticketing.

It is also making efforts to attract travelers for Yoga, which holds the promise of self-realisation. To do this, it is identifying yoga centres across the country, and linking them up with tour operators. The emphasis is also on developing physical structure and skill sets (with the help of state governments) that can make these centres more attractive to foreign tourists – such as ability to handle visitors, and language orientation. Social media and public platforms will also be used to market yoga better.

Subhas Goyal, President of the Indian Association of Tour Operators, said on the occasion, “This is a good start. Yoga is popular across the world and the demand for yoga tours is increasing. It is a good thing that the government has taken an initiative in this regard.”

Yoga as an Alternative Lifestyle

For thousands of years, Yoga has been practiced in India to promote physical and mental fitness, as well as aid in spiritual growth and development. The government hopes to revive this ancient Indian technique that can positively impact the health of Indians. The HRD Ministry has asked schools to include ‘yoga’ in its curriculum – as a daily practice.

Besides instant gratification, Yoga offers lasting transformation too – which is why most people who come to India to practice Yoga return to the country again and again to learn more about it. When we package yoga tours, we have to keep in mind that both are equally important. Too much time with too few results can be discouraging for tourists. To grab their attention, we have to make them aware about yoga’s long-term health benefits as well as to incorporate exercises and practices that can showcase quick results.

Yoga Tourism opens up tremendous opportunities as it is for everyone. People of all generations and fitness levels can find classes suitable for them. In the modern yoga studios, you can see rooms full of bubbly children and teenagers, fitness freaks, body builders, athletes, middle-aged housewives, and the elderly as well. Unlike other sports or activity classes, yoga is all-inclusive.

The practice of Yoga also helps one to achieve peace and tranquility through focused training. At the time when job responsibilities, kids’ needs, spouse’s demands, and never-ending to-do lists can easily overwhelm us, yoga teaches us to relax, de-clutter our minds, and create a space for ourselves where we can be happy and at peace with ourselves.

There are many forms of ‘yoga’ one can pursue, depending on one’s preferences and lifestyles. There is relaxation yoga where breathing exercises and meditation techniques are stressed upon; there is hot yoga or Bikram Yoga to eliminate toxins from your body by doing exercises in a hot room; there is power yoga for those who are looking to increase their body’s stamina and resistance power; there is prenatal yoga for pregnant women, and there is Hatha Yoga for beginners who want to learn basic postures at a comfortable pace.

No matter, what your fat percentage, fitness level or health history is, you can always learn and practice Yoga. It means that there is no limit to the clientele Yoga tour operators may get.

How to benefit from the Yoga Tourism trend?

We need to remember that ‘Yoga’ for Indians and ‘Yoga’ for foreigners is not the same thing. Many American yoga students, for example, are fiercely independent and self-reliant. For some, yoga is a not-too-strenuous way to lose fat effectively, or reduce their stress. For others, yoga might mean doing strenuous postures to become more flexible, firm up their abs, or attain slender muscularity. Others might be looking for ways to reverse the onset of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and arthritis. This commodification of ‘Yoga’ is crucial today, if you want to earn from it.

June 21 has created an opportunity for the entire Indian travel and tourism fraternity to boost inbound tourism to the country. Yoga tours are already being conducted regularly, with clientele from France, USA, Germany, Russia, and several other countries. With the World Yoga Day branding, the Yoga is now known all over the world, and the niche tourism products in the field with dedicated Yoga packages are bound to do well in such a scenario.

Mehul Gor, MD of Mumbai-based Amigo Travel Services, said, “The potential of Yoga and Spiritual tourism is quite high. We regularly conduct tours of Russian and American groups who come to India to learn Yoga. We have handled more than one lakh people last year, who came to India from all over the world, just for Yoga.”

Yoga tourism is not only good for ashram services sector but also for hospitality sector in general. Anuj Singhal from Mauritius Tourism revealed that most of their clients who come to India for Yoga experience stay for a longer period. They demand for high-quality guest houses or serviced apartments too.

Besides foreign tourists, corporate houses and companies from India and abroad popularly opt for Yoga sessions for their employees as offsite training programmes. It presents several more opportunities for those who are working for the tourism industry.

Here is a word of caution though. Despite all the branding and marketing efforts, Yoga tourism can only pick up when we offer quality to the tourists. Many other countries are looking to cash-in on the hot new trend. Bali island of Indonesia, is a popular destination for Yoga. Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are some other popular destinations for Yoga World Tours. Japan offers a ‘Hot Spring Yoga’ tour while Morocco, Turkey, Fiji, China and Sri Lanka are competing for attention in the Yoga world circuit too.

India has an edge over other countries because the trips to India are moderately priced and offer several budget options too. It is also believed to be the country where roots of Yoga lie. If you can build upon this premise, and offer world-class services and real results to wellness tourists, you are bound to do well as Yoga tourism operator, trainer or service provider.

Offer Yoga packages that can double up as spiritual tours, visit to Taj Mahal, Indian experience tours, and adventure tours, and you will have more chances of making it big in the industry.

Yoga Tourism in India

Yoga and meditation, a part of wellness tourism will be top of the state’s agenda to attract international tour operators and tourists.

Similarly, convincing international travel agencies of a safe stay and journey for their clients will be a top priority of the three-day global tourism trade fair of Maharashtra from September 28.

Around 40% international tour buyers who have decided to participate are from Europe, followed by 32% from Asia, 14% from North America and 7% from Africa. This is indicative that a larger chunk of foreign tourists aspiring to visit India are from Europe.

To be held at the Bombay exhibition centre, Goregaon, the Maharashtra International Travel Mart will see the tourism industry in the state marketing destinations to 75 international and 150 domestic tour buyers.

Maharashtra’s tour operators are expected to keep some unexplored destinations on sale.

“Wellness tourism will be top of our agenda as facilities for mental and physical healing at certain destinations will be marketed besides unexplored destinations,” state tourism secretary Valsa Nair Singh said while announcing the event. The state has five Unesco world heritage sites, over 900 caves and 350 forts, wildlife and beaches.

 

“The foremost step we are taking to attract international tourists is to wipe out misconceptions in the minds of global tour operators about law and order. The state has the best law and order practices and we will assure them of total safety and enjoyment,” said Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, MTDC MD.

 

“We are writing to the home ministry seeking police help to ensure better safety for tourists, primarily international ones,” Jaiin told TOI.

 

Big international tourism firms from over 30 countries have confirmed participation.

 

Amitabh Bachchan, the state’s ambassador for tiger conservation, and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the event. Fadnavis will hold special stakeholder consultations at the event.

Yoga Tourism in India

The ministry of tourism is drawing out a roadmap to use yoga as a product in a bid to attract more travellers to the country, sources said. The 2015 draft policy of tourism, awaiting cabinet clearance, also stressed on the need to promote yoga to boost tourism.

“As a science that seeks to keep the body, mind and soul in concert, yoga is India’s gift to the world which holds the promise of self-realisation,” the 2015 draft policy on tourism states.

According to sources, the ministry will first identify yoga centres across the country and then link them to tour operators. “We plan to improve the skills in these centres in a bid to attract foreign tourists. For this, we are going to prepare a module and also request the concerned state governments for assistance,” said a source in the ministry.

The ministry is also planning to tap the overseas market to help promote yoga among tourists. Social media and public platforms will be used aggressively to sell yoga.

“Properly marketed, yoga has the potential to draw in a significant number of travellers. It is, however, necessary to (create an) inventory of the institutions imparting yoga and connect them to the tourism market by adapting them suitably in terms of language orientation, physical infrastructure and ability to handle visitors,” the draft policy adds.

Subhas Goyal, president, Indian Association of Tour Operators, told HT: “This is a good start. Yoga is popular across the world and the demand for yoga tours is increasing. It is a good thing that the government has taken an initiative in this regard.”

International Yoga festival kicks off in Uttarakhand,India

The second edition of the International Yoga festival kicked off on Wednesday in Jageshwar near Almora amid much fanfare. Around 56 foreign nationals from 14 countries have arrived to participate in the three-day event
The festival was inaugurated by Speaker, Govind Singh Kunjwal, who is MLA from the Jageshwar constituency. Speaking at the occasion, Kunjwal said that Uttarakhand has marked its presence in the world map of spiritual tourism and the International Yoga Festival in Jageshwar is a reflection of that recognition
The festival is being organized by the state tourism department and Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) is providing logistics and food for the participants. This year locals and tourists can also attend yoga sessions free of cost

The yoga sessions will be conducted by instructors from Parmarth Niketan, the largest ashram in Rishikesh. The sessions will introduce participants to yoga philosophy and a host of postures and meditation techniques like pranayama, suryanamaskar, and vedic chanting

KMVN general manager, TS Martoliya told TOI that foreigners will be served a Kumaoni platter which will include mandua ki roti, bhatt ki churdkani, kumaoni raita, etc.

Different government departments like tourism, food and khadi gramodyag have also put up their stalls at the festival grounds. Commissioner of Kumaon division, D Senthil Pandiyan also attended the opening ceremony.

Top 10 Wellness Destinations in the World

The Philippines: The Farm

Yoga at The Farm
Yoga at The Farm

Set in the verdant Batangas region of the Philippines, The Farm is a luxury wellness retreat like no other. Famous for its back-to-nature approach the staff at The Farm seek to create a relaxing atmosphere and offer healthy detoxifying treatments, nutritious raw food and emotional guidance and support throughout your stay. The ideal destination for a rejuvenating anti-ageing holiday you can enjoy a wide variety of treatments and therapies, many of which are performed using locally sourced organic products. No stay at The Farm is complete without a trip to the award-winning Alive! restaurant which serves only the freshest raw vegan food and detoxifying juices to help you on your wellness journey.

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Italy: Lefay

Tai Chi at Lefay
Tai Chi at Lefay

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Thailand: Kamalaya

Relaxation area at Kamalaya
Relaxation area at Kamalaya

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India: Ananda

Ayurveda Ananda
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Malaysia: The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

Yoga at The Chateau
Outdoor yoga at The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

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Mauritius: Shanti Maurice

Massage at Shanti Maurice
Massage at Shanti Maurice

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Oman: Zighy Bay

Jungle Gym at Zighy Bay
Jungle Gym at Zighy Bay

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Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic

Meditation at SHA Wellness Clinic
Meditation class at SHA Wellness Clinic

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Bali: Como Shambhala

Cycling at Como Shambhala
Cycling at Como Shambhala

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St Lucia: The BodyHoliday

Diving at The BodyHoliday
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