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Restructuring overseas presence?

The shutting down of seven foreign tourist offices by the Government of India has sent the travel trade in a tizzy. TRAVTALK asks industry experts about the impact of this decision on the tourism business within and outside the country. Plagued with the vacancy of several posts and lack of …

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Tourism Policy in 2018: Minister

Revolutionising the way tourism in India has always been viewed by the outside world, the Ministry of Tourism is continuously looking for ways and means to innovate and progress. The ministry is now setting its sights on unchartered territories, unseen possibilities and unrealised potential. KANCHAN NATH The Ministry of Tourism …

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10 milestones of 2017

The industry has experienced a volatile year with challenges appearing in many shapes and forms. TRAVTALK picks out 10 moments that defined the year gone by and will continue to have a ripple effect in the years to come. TT BUREAU Visas are relaxed The Tourism Ministry, in a single …

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NE one of MOT’s focus at WTM

World Travel Market London, a global event, responsible for reshaping the travel industry of the world is finally here. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, who will be leading the Indian contingent at WTM, tells us how they are gearing up for their participation at this event …

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MOT envisages a ‘Swachh’ India

Lack of cleanliness is a major deterrent for foreign tourists coming into India. With renewed optimism, the Ministry of Tourism has taken the initiative for a clean India, making sure the country sheds this image. NIKHIL ANAND Cleanliness and hygiene have always been major deterrents for foreign tourists coming into …

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India tourism fest takes centre stage

In a span of just 20 days, Paryatan Parv or The Great Indian Tourism Festival envisaged a greater sense of national pride amongst the masses. Through this initiative, the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with key ministries, celebrated all that makes up the country’s allure to the global market. NIKHIL …

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MOT moots for lower threshold

In a bid to improve tourism infrastructure in the country, the Ministry of Tourism has proposed to lower the threshold limit from `200 crore to `50 crore for small hotel projects, informs Rashmi Verma, Secretary, MOT. Ahana Gurung The Ministry of Tourism is working towards giving infrastructure status to smaller …

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National Circuits on MOT radar

Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, says the second phase of the Swadesh Darshan scheme will be based on five themes which will span across several states to showcase the best tourism destinations in the country. AHANA GURUNG The introduction of e-visa and the continuous reforms …

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New flavours in India’s platter

India Tourism is pulling out all stops to make the India experience incredible. MOT is showcasing new flavours and experiences among tourists, trade operators and agents. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, MOT, tells TRAVTALK more. Peden Doma Bhutia Q The India stall at this year’s ITB Berlin had a few new …

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