1-India ranks 7th in tourism economy in terms of GDP according to the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council).
2-India’s Travel and Tourism sector was also the fastest growing amongst the G20 countries, growing by 8.5% in 2016.
3-Data from the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) shows that India received only 9 million international arrivals in 2016, placing it at 40th place in the world; a tenth of those received by top-ranking France.
4-WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) founded in 1990. Industry: Travel & Tourism
Chairman: Gerald Lawless
5-Headquarters of WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council): London, United Kingdom
State Bank of India
1-State Bank of India on 28th March 2017 announced offering credit cards to account holders with a balance of INR 20,000-25,000.
2-The card called Unnati will be offered through a network of 20 thousand plus SBI branches
3-Card called Unnati will be issued free for first four years.
4-SBI has close to 30 crore customer accounts, including Jan Dhan Yojana. Post-demonetisation the balance amount in these accounts increased significantly.
5-SBI currently holds 60 per cent stake in SBICPSL and 40 per cent in GECBPMSL.
6-The nation’s largest lender SBI entered credit card business in 1998 by roping GE Capital India, the consumer finance arm of US-based GE Capital.
7-SBI Card, having 4.3 million user, said its latest offering ‘Unnati’ targeted at all SBI customers, including Jan Dhan account holders throughout the country.
8-SBI Founded: 2 June 1806, Bank of Calcutta/ 27 January 1921, Imperial Bank of India/ 1 July 1955, State Bank of India/ 2 June 1956, nationalization
9- SBI Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
10-Chairperson: Arundhati Bhattacharya
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