India Tourism Drops 25 Percent

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    India’s foreign tourism has dropped 25 percent—and female tourists have dropped 35 percent—in the past three months since the Delhi gang rape, according to a report by the industry body Assocham. The most cancellations are coming from the U.S., Britain, Canada—whose tourists are apparently opting for Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. As a result, many Indian hotels have instituted new measures to help women feel safe, including allowing them to stay near elevators, a dedicated women’s wing or floor, allowing women to check right in to their rooms rather than wait in the lobby, and an increase in female staff, including butlers.

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