Rashmi Verma is the new Secretary, Tourism

Rashmi Verma (IAS), of 1982 batch from Bihar Cadre, has joined as the new Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Before this, Verma was serving as the Secretary in Ministry of Textiles. Not new to tourism, she has previously served as the Chairman & MD of Bihar Tourism Department …

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MOT approves new MDA scheme

The Ministry of Tourism has given its approval for the new Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) scheme that allows a maximum grant of ` 2.5 lakh to tourism service providers for promotional activities abroad. The new Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) scheme, administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, came …

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e-visa overhaul opens avenues in ’17

While last year was full of highs and lows for the travel industry, an optimistic Vinod Zutshi, Secretary-Tourism, Govt. of India, reveals that India Tourism’s double-digit growth surpassed the global tourism growth rate and chalks out plans to accelerate the progress in this year. AHANA GURUNG Q How has 2016 …

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