New Delhi, Jan. 21 -- Union tourism ministry's vision document for the next five years has stressed on the need to make it more viable for Chinese tourists to visit India, according to officials aware of the matter.

There were 149.7 million outbound Chinese travellers in 2018, as per the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. It marked an increase of over 1,300% since 2000 when there were about 10.5 million outbound Chinese tourists. China is the world's most populous country.

An official involved with the preparation of the document said India received less than 1% of the Chinese tourists--only 0.3 million--in 2018. "Almost every country is attempting to woo the Chinese traveller," said the official, who did not wish to be named.