STATES

Odisha brings immense potential

Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of State, Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha, shares that they are implementing policies that would strengthen the state’s agenda of furthering its tourism spectrum. A comprehensive plan has been drawn for efficiently and effectively tapping Odisha’s tourism potential, targeting a substantial increase in arrivals to …

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Kerala to exhibit the unexplored

Kerala’s tourism department will soon launch a promotional campaign for the European and North American markets to showcase Northern Kerala, which includes unexplored destinations like Kozhikode, Wayanad, Bekal and Kannur and Malappuram. P. Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, reveals more about their plans… HAZEL JAIN …

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Exploring Gujarat through its festivals

Gujarat has chosen an interesting way to showcase its various tourist destinations – through its colourful and exciting festivals. Jenu Devan, Managing Director and Commissioner of Tourism, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, shares more details in an exclusive interview with TravTalk. HAZEL JAIN Q How is the inbound traffic for …

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MPTM 2017 set to foster tourism

The fourth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart is all set to host buyers and exhibitors in constructive B2B sessions from October 27-29, 2017, that will help showcase the state as a year-round tourism destination. TRIPTI MEHTA Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB), a nodal body formed for undertaking all tourism …

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1st Odisha Travel Bazaar in mid Oct

FICCI, along with Department of Tourism, Govt. of Odisha, is organising the first Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB) from October 15-17, 2017, in Bhubaneswar, to drive investment in the state for tourism development. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha …

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MP aims to double hotel rooms

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has constituted a Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, a separate body from MPSTDC, in order to undertake tourism promotion and product development. MPSTDC will focus on managing the state properties and doubling the number of hotel rooms in the state. Ankita Saxena A separate Madhya Pradesh …

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4th MPTM in Bhopal from Oct 27-29

Over 200 national and international buyers and around 100 exhibitors of distinct Indian markets are expected to participate in the mart, informed Hari Ranjan Rao, Secretary, Tourism and Public Service Management and Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. With the theme Seek-Discover-Explore, the mart will offer a B2B …

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Tourism policy for Uttarakhand

With a new policy on the anvil, the state plans to upgrade infrastructure and develop products, ranging from spiritual and adventure tourism to wellness and culinary Uttarakhand is gearing up to launch its new tourism policy, which aims to foster infrastructure development and ease the process of investments in the …

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Banking on Buddhist circuit

Odisha is going all out to promote its Buddhist heritage and hopes to attract South East Asian tourists through its international air connectivity, informs Nitin Jawale, Director–Tourism, Odisha. Ahana Gurung The commencement of international operations at the Bhubaneshwar airport has given renewed push for tourism in the state. In 2016, …

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