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Gujarat drives heritage & culture circuit

Gujarat Tourism has undertaken projects to enhance its heritage and cultural resources. With new circuits like Dandi Heritage Circuit, Buddhist Circuit and initiatives like border tourism underway, the state is striving hard to become the most favourable tourist destination in the country. ANKITA SAXENA In the year 2017, Gujarat received …

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Adventure tourism on the anvil

Goutam Deb, Minister-In-Charge—Department of Tourism, West Bengal, shares details about a flurry of developmental activities the state is undertaking to boost tourist numbers. AMRITA GHOSH FROM SILIGURI Taking pride in the number of visitor arrivals to West Bengal from across the country and the world, Goutam Deb, MIC—Department of Tourism, …

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When Paradise on Earth summons

Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, is all geared up to take tourism to the next level in the state which is often dubbed ‘Paradise on Earth’ by encouraging travel agents and associations to hold events and conventions in the state. KANCHAN NATH Buoyed …

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Adventure and Ayurveda in Kerala

Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, reveals their plans to develop new tourism products in Kerala and the way forward to bring in more tourists. NISHA VERMA What kind of growth did Kerala tourism witness in the last year? Kerala hosted 14,673,520 domestic tourist arrivals …

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Publicity is key to attract tourists

After signing actor Priyanka Chopra as its brand ambassador, Assam is focusing majorly on publicity and marketing its offerings, reveals Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chairman, Assam Tourism Development Corporation. NISHA VERMA Tourism in Assam is moving beyond wildlife and rhinos as the tourism board is exploring more offerings in the state, …

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Tourism for economic growth

The 53rd FHRAI Convention is slated to take place in Lucknow. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Minister of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh, shares with TRAVTALK initiatives and plans to grow tourism in the state. KANCHAN NATH Stating plans to augment tourism in the state, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Minister of Tourism, Government …

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Pakyong airport to soar Sikkim tourism

C. Zangpo, Secretary, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Government of Sikkim, shares why the upcoming airport at Pakyong and sustainable approach towards tourism is helping the state grow. NISHA VERMA Sikkim has emerged as the most popular tourist destination in the North East, owing to its cleanliness and variety of …

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AP to invest Rs. 30,000 cr by 2029

With its proactive policy-making and aggressive promotional plans for the tourism sector, Andhra Pradesh’s 2029 vision for tourism entails an investment of nearly Rs. 30,000 crores and creation of 10 lakh jobs in the state. ANKITA SAXENA During 2016, Andhra Pradesh welcomed 158.5 million domestic tourists, ranked fourth in the …

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Forging bonds in Punjab

Trip Tap Toe is all set to host a networking event exclusively for travel agents in Chandigarh, in order to introduce them to its offerings in an informal atmosphere. TT BUREAU Manuraj Singh Johar, Founder & CEO, Trip Tap Toe, says that the idea behind the events is networking and …

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Mumbai prepares for cruise liners

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) along with the Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) has made major upgrades at the port to make their disembarkation and offshore experience a seamless one. Appointed in May 2017, Vijay Waghmare, Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been busy since. If it’s not …

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