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The PM’s Challenge: How Should Industry Respond?

The Prime Minister has set the pace with not only emphasising the importance of domestic tourism but also giving good reasons for doing so. We bring you a selection of senior leadership ...
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Mumbai 24×7: The City Never Slept, New Decision Only Formalises the City’s USP

The decision to make Mumbai go 24x7 is only a ratification of the fact that the city never slept. We see it as a precursor to other metro towns going the same ...
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Hardeep Puri: on Air India, Smart Cities, CAA and Delhi Politics

Seeking holistic development for India's tourism, which we believe is increasingly all embracing, stretching across sectors of the economy and society, Tourism First interviews Hardeep Puri, who is presently holding independent charge of ...
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BITB garnering requisite industry traction; next phase is a more extensive outreach, says Navin Berry

With BITB gearing up to host its 16th conclave in Hotelscapes 2019, Navin Berry, Founder and CEO, BITB, reflects on the learning curve, challenges and the road ahead for the thought leadership ...
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A politically empowered minister, stronger private sector outreach, will piece the tourism puzzle 

‘Joining the Dots’ in industry and government for holistic and all-embracing development of the tourism sector has long been the big puzzle for stakeholders. The subject was under scrutiny at the recently ...
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MoT introduces Tourist Facilitator Certification Program to boost tourist experience

Ministry of Tourism has recently launched The Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC). The program aims to create an online platform to provide training and certification to new-age tourist facilitators available anytime, ...
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Uniformity in policies and ease of business emerge as core concerns at BITB Paryatan se Parivartan

In its 15th conclave in the past 30 months, under the BITB banner, Paryatan se Parivartan brought together 40+ senior leaders, across verticals, from industry and government, to moot the way forward ...
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Prahlad Singh Patel takes charge of MoT and Culture; focus on showcasing cultural offerings

A four-time Member of Parliament, Prahlad Singh Patel has been named as the Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture. Patel Prahlad is an MP ...
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GST rate cut, infra tag and long-term policies top industry’s wish list from Modi government 2.0

The industry has a long list of expectations from the new government, as it hits the ground running with a bigger mandate. Exorbitant GST slab rate emerged as the number one pain-point ...
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The Indian traveller is coming of age, suggests the latest Google and Bain& Company report

The Indian traveller has truly come of age. They are travelling to the distant corners of globe and showing a never before tendency of embracing the unknown. This major transformation has changed ...
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