News Summary: India attacks discourage tourists


AVOIDING INDIA: A study has shown that the rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi in December followed by two attacks on female travelers has led to foreign tourists, especially women, avoiding India.

THE NUMBERS: In the three months since that attack, the number of foreigners travelling to India has dropped by 25 percent, according to the study by the New Delhi-based Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The number of women tourists has dropped by 35 percent.

SAFETY CONCERNS: The study surveyed 1,200 tour operators from across the country who said that "concerns about the safety of female travelers" had impacted how foreign travelers viewed India.

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