Anil Mohan

Industry for inclusivity

World Tourism Day 2021 theme of ‘Inclusive Growth in Tourism’ saw everyone in agreement, right from the ministry, government officials, association heads and industry stakeholders. G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister- Tourism, Culture and DoNER In destinations like Ladakh, for tourism to develop community partnership is very important. There is a …

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Tourist visas to India resume

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced it will grant fresh tourist visas to incoming foreigners via charter flights from Oct 15 and for all other flights from Nov 15. There will also be no capacity restrictions on scheduled domestic flights from October 18. Nisha Verma Ministry of Home …

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SEIS disappoints industry

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has released amended rates for SEIS claims for FY 2019-20, but tour operators and hotels are not happy with the cut in percentage and capping of payment. Nisha Verma Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) for services rendered in the Financial Year 2019-20 have been …

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Inclusivity is the way forward

Ministry of Tourism (MOT) celebrated the World Tourism Day with a physical ceremony that saw in attendance tourism leaders from the government and the private sector. Nisha Verma With the theme ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’, World Tourism Day 2021 focused on inclusive, responsible and sustainable travel. While G Kamala Vardhan …

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MOT’s emphasis on Northeast

A two-day conference of tourism and culture ministers of North Eastern States was recently held in Guwahati, Assam, where G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and DoNER, addressed the inaugural session. Nisha Verma The aim of the conference was to discuss development of tourism and issues related to …

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Job revival key

The fundamental concern for MOT is to ensure that all stakeholders in the sector are employed, says G Kamala Vardhan Rao, DG, Tourism. Nisha Verma Claiming that after the pandemic, the tourism sector has suffered a lot across the world, G Kamala Vardhan Rao, said that they are trying to …

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PM’s promotion for Somnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Somnath, Gujarat, where he talked about the potential of domestic tourism and how, India has taken many initiatives to boost the same. Nisha Verma The sites inaugrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi include Somnath Promenade, Somnath …

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Keeping the faith

The pandemic is proving to be a litmus test for associations. While some have seen a drop in membership, others are seeing a slow but steady rise. Hazel Jain & Janice Alyosius At the time when travel industry needs to put up united front in face of the calamity, we …

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G Kamala Vardhana Rao is new DG, Tourism

G Kamala Vardhana Rao has become the new Director General (Tourism). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has announced it as an additional charge for him. He would remain as the Chairman & Managing Director, India Tourism Development Corporation till appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, …

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