3. Budget 2016 expectations: On tourism, Bajpai said that India is on a high growth path and with the tourism friendly policies of the new government, we hope to see more and more developments. I strongly think that the government should focus more on infrastructure and develop airports and provide better connectivity to smaller towns leading to even faster growth in the travel sector. “As against to over 4300 operating railway stations, India has only about 130 operating airports -- in comparison to 200+ airports of China, which is spending Rs 78,000 crore this year on civil aviation infrastructure. In order to improve facilities available to tourists, the government should also come up with SOPs for infrastructure investments in travel, tourism and hospitality sectors,” Ixigo's Bajpai added.