The economic and social importance of domestic tourism in a country like India, endowed with splendid diversified culture and historical heritage, needs no further emphasis. The survey on Domestic Tourism Expenditure conducted by the National Sample Survey (NSS), are the primary sources of data on various indicators on domestic tourism scenario of the country. The survey provides estimates relating to indicators, like volume of domestic tourism, number of households undertaking domestic tourism activity, number of overnight trips and same day trips, average tourism expenditure etc. The results/data as per this survey are useful for planning, policy formulation and decision support and as input for further analytical studies relating to tourism by various Government organizations, academicians, researchers and scholars.
National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) conducted a nation-wide survey on 'Domestic Tourism Expenditure' as part of its nnd round (July 20l4-June 2015) survey. The previous survey on similar subject was conducted during the NSS 65th round (July 2008-June 2009). All the State Governments and Union Territories (except Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep) also participated in the survey programme with at least equal matching sample size basis.