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PATA India elects new team

Chaired by Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary — Tourism, the newly-elected team of PATA India Chapter has a busy year ahead. Its upcoming events include the Update & Outlook Meeting and Tourism Powerhouse. Nisha Verma PATA India Chapter recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Park New Delhi, where it …

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‘Find the Incredible You’ at WTM

Representing India at WTM London, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, shares details about the Indian pavilion at the event. Manas Dwivedi The theme for the Indian pavilion this year at WTM will be ‘Find the Incredible You’, inspired by the award-winning ‘Incredible India’ campaign …

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Infrastructure for M!CE in Odisha

Though Odisha holds much potential for tourism, key initiatives such as a five-fold increase in the tourism budget, a world-class convention centre, and addition of at least 5,000 rooms can help drive numbers. Kanchan Nath Addressing a gathering at the recently-concluded HRAO (Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha) Conclave, JK …

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India’s rate cuts in spotlight

At WTM 2019, India is sure to pack a punch with a bigger, stronger delegation. A lower visa fee and reduced GST on hotels, which have made travel to India more affordable, will set the ball rolling for tourism growth. Nisha Verma The positive atmosphere created for tourism in India, …

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MOT promotes Gandhi circuit

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) will be promoting the Gandhi Gramin Tourism Circuit to highlight and showcase the life and times of the Father of the Nation. The ministry is also roping in IATO to actively promote these circuits. Manas Dwivedi As part of celebrity the 150th anniversary of Mahatma …

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MOT looks westward

A recent event in Mumbai conducted by Ministry of Tourism’s regional office brought together five western states and two Union Territories (UTs) to help them showcase their products to agents. Hazel Jain In a bid to further develop domestic tourism, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India’s Mumbai office recently …

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‘Fee cuts to boost tourism’

Pointing out to the revised visa fee and GST rates, Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism and Culture, claims that the current environment in India is most favourable for both inbound and domestic tourists. Nisha Verma On September 27, 2019, India played host to the UNWTO World Tourism celebrations, where M …

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India made affordable for all

A reduced e-Tourist Visa fee, a lower GST rate for hotels and the annual India Tourism Mart are helping create an ideal environment for the growth of the industry. The true impact, however, is yet to be seen. Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism and Culture, Government of …

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MOT focuses on China

Ministry of Tourism aims to increase its share in the Chinese outbound market by participating in key events. TT Bureau Meenakshi Sharma, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, claims that MOT has received a good response for India Tourism Mart (ITM). “This year, ITM is going to be bigger than the …

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‘Indian inbound will certainly grow’

Satyajeet Rajan (IAS), Former Director General, Tourism, shares the biggest achievements and challenges for inbound tourism in an exclusive interview with TravTalk. Nisha Verma The association with Ministry of Tourism (MOT) is one of Satyajeet Rajan’s best assignments as he feels honoured to be a part of the largest employment …

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