STATES

Karnataka calls out to trade

In an endeavour to increase domestic footfalls, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, organised multi-city roadshows across the country to help travel trade promote the state in a new light. Manas Dwivedi Karnataka Tourism has set an objective to conduct at least two …

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Building India’s image

A round-table was organised ahead of the inaugural ‘Conference on Soft Power’ set to be held in Delhi from December 17-19, 2018. TT Bureau India Foundation’s Centre for Soft Power in association with the Indic Academy organised a round-table discussion on ‘Tourism & Soft Power’ to identify, deliberate and discuss …

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Goa stays ahead in tech race

Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), believes that Goa Tourism has been contributing immensely to the digital transformation of the country’s travel sector. TT Bureau For Goa Tourism, the last one year has seen a record-breaking growth. Agreeing to this is Nikhil Desai, who says, “We have …

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Tourism in India’s heart: MP

Steered by the theme ‘Business. Leisure. Knowledge. Life.’, the fifth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018 attracted some 75 foreign and 125 Indian buyers, 70 sellers, and media from around the world. Inder Raj Ahluwalia The Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018 brought two aspects into sharp focus — the …

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Kerala Tourism ticks all boxes

The pall of gloom that had descended in the wake of the August floods appears to have been lifted. God’s Own Country has bounced back. TT Bureau The biennial showpiece event – Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) 2018 – turned out to be an unqualified success. Facts speak for themselves: 35,000 …

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Uttarakhand on the front foot

Tourism in Uttarakhand continues to witness steady growth, but there is more on the cards. The state’s tourism department is taking up several initiatives such as expansion of infrastructure, introduction of new activities, and development of the local community that will support and participate in this growth. Tripti Mehta The …

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MahaTourism in Maharashtra

Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism & (EGS), Maharashtra, is leaving no stone unturned to develop new products for the state – from building infrastructure around forts, facilitating cruise and medical tourism to encouraging Buddhist tourism. Hazel Jain Q. Maharashtra has been creating a lot of new attractions and developing infrastructure. …

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PADI for Tarkarli Resort

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation’s Tarkarli Resort close to Malvan has been awarded the PADI certification. TT Bureau he Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been reinventing itself and developing interesting activities while investing in infrastructure upgradation. One of its beautiful resorts – Tarkarli Resort – located 6 km away from …

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All hail progressive Punjab!

Shivdular Singh Dhillon, Special Secretary cum Director, Department of Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archaeology—Museums & Archives, Punjab, reveals the state’s tourism focus and thrust. Inder Raj Ahluwalia Q. What is the key focus of Punjab Tourism today? The tourism potential of Punjab has been one of the best guarded secrets for …

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Witness Kerala in all its glory

Onam is a harvest festival in Kerala which falls during the month of ‘Chingam’ (August-September). The festival, which is celebrated with a lot of fanfare, witnesses an influx of tourists to the state during this period. TT Bureau Onam is the festival of homecomings, a tribute to peace and harmony …

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