CITIES & STATES

 

Maharashtra to privatize 22 forts, ropes in private sector for heritage conservation

Maharashtra state government has given the go-ahead to privatise 22 forts under its jurisdiction. On the lines of Rajasthan and Goa, the new tourism policy promulgated by the state government would enable private players and consortia ...
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HRAI backs govt.’s plan of amending e-Visa rules to boost FTAs

The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) along with its regional Association the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) have appreciated the Government’s plan to introduce a five-year electronic tourist visa ...
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Tourism set to gain as airlines make a comeback to Aurangabad; industry eyes more rail connect

As Air India and SpiceJet make a comeback to Aurangabad, linking Udaipur to the city, there is palpable excitement among tourism stakeholders who believe that the move would bring in a sizable influx of international tourists ...
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MMT rolls-out ‘MyIndiaMyTrips’ campaign to support PM’s vision for domestic tourism

MakeMyTrip has rolled-out its digital campaign #MyIndiaMyTrips to inspire and assist Indian travellers to plan their travel and explore the best of India. In line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to all Indians to ...
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Ministry of Tourism rolls out a flexible visa fee structure eyeing higher FTAs into India

Addressing a long-standing concern of the tourism industry, the MoT has decided to introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime based on tourist footfall, with higher fee for July to March peak season and a considerably lower ...
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Kerala Tourism banks on human-nature connect; new campaign a huge success

Kerala Tourism has drawn enthusiastic response to its recently launched brand campaign – ‘Human By Nature.’ The symbiotic relationship and harmony between human and nature is the essence of the three-minute long video. The global brand ...
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Now a politician, Farooq Shah promises to continue his focus on matters of tourism in J&K

Tourism was one of the casualties as Pulwama-attack and its aftermath brought India and Pakistan perilously close to an all-out war. Kashmir suffered the most as tourists steered clear of the valley, resulting in a near ...
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Global tourists, NRIs take to election tourism as India heads for polls, says Gujarat’s leading operator

‘Election tourism’ was a growing niche segment as Indian elections had now gained global significance, said Manish Sharma, Owner of Akshar Travels. He explained that visiting an ongoing rally, meeting political leaders and connecting with them ...
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Naveen Kundu shows the way; donates INR 10 lakhs to a slain soldier’s family

Naveen Kundu, CEO and Managing Director, Mercury Travels, recently donated a sum of INR ten lakhs to the daughter of a martyred soldier. He was attending an event hosted by a prominent news channel and decided ...
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Green tourism, culinary tours finding traction among new-age travellers, says Sharat Dhall

Increasing digitalisation of services is assisting companies in curating a more personalised, intimate experience for the consumer, writes Sharat Dhall, President, Yatra.com. He notes that culinary tours, green travel and insta-worthiness of a destination have become ...
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