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Madhya Pradesh, amalgamation of nature, culture and adventure

Madhya Pradesh is home to dense forests resplendent in flora and fauna; where nature is outlined with cultural experiences at various sites. If you are looking for an adventure, visit the heart of India and indulge in a refreshing and holistic holiday. From wildlife, nature, birding to historical and cultural …

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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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UP tourism policy on the cards

Uttar Pradesh is planning to release its draft Tourism Policy 2017 by November this year to strengthen its tourism sector. The state will also focus on developing tourist infrastructure and will soon chart out an aggressive marketing and promotional campaign to attract more tourists. Ankita Saxena Uttar Pradesh is abound …

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Karnataka tourism is flourishing

RV Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, talks about Karnataka’s growing popularity as a tourism destination and policies to help further this.   There is a dire need to promote infrastructure development in the country for other sectors to thrive. Addressing the audience …

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Goa invests in tourism infrastructure

The state tourism board is serious about developing the coastal circuit and providing basic tourism infrastructure like public conveniences at key beach locations with an investment of `270 crore (around USD 41 million). Hazel Jain While promoting the state in international markets, Goa’s tourism department has also been simultaneously building …

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