Tourism has emerged as one of the most important segments of the economy. With the improvement in the standard of living of people of Tripura as well as other States, tourism is gaining more importance. Endowed with rich variety of tourist attractions consisting of archaeological monuments, palaces, water bodies, temples, mosques & Buddhist Stupas of religious significance, forest and wild life, traditional craftsmanship, rich cultural diversity, Tripura offers vast potential for growth of Tourism. Return of peace in the state and proximity with bangladesh provide highly advantageous conditions for development of tourism in the state. As a result the inflows of tourist traffic both domestic and foreign are increasing day by day. The Government of Tripura has taken a comprehensive plan for promotion of Tourism in the state, which includes among other things augmenting accommodation facilities, improving the existing infrastructure and attraction at major tourist destinations, developing the communication network and strengthening the skill of the manpower engaged in this sector.
In order to attract private investment, Tourism has been declared as an Industry in the State since 1987. Realizing the potential of Tourism in the socio-economic development of the State the State Government has set up Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited in November 2008 for professional management and giving further impetus to tourism sector in the State. The Corporation has been registered under the Companies Act on 3/6/2009 and since its functioning the revenue generation is continuously increasing offering a great opportunity for further expansion of this sector. Ever since Tourism was declared as an Industry in 1987, the State Government is attaching high importance to promote this sector with the help of Government of India. On the 3rd been set up and in acts as an administrative department of the Tripura Tourism Development Corporation.