Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment. India has become over the past few years, the country sending amongst the biggest outbound travellers across the world…not only are they sending significant numbers abroad, the Indian travellers are amongst the biggest spenders while they are abroad (upto $1200 per person against the US traveller who spends $700).
The DGCA statistics coupled with a report by Amadeus on Asia Pacific travellers (with specific reference to the Indian traveller), provide data on the India Traveller:
India had 30.47 million outbound travellers in 2017-18, up 10% from the previous year. Higher disposable incomes and willingness to reduce their savings have been a recent phenomenon among the Indian travellers. They are willing to chase experiences, rather than just destinations.