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MOT explains MSME benefits

Devendra Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, chaired a webinar by Ministry of Tourism, where he updated stakeholders on policies, benefits and registration under MSME. Nisha Verma Owing to COVID-19, Government of India has changed some things in the MSME sector; while some of these changes …

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Now, 6 new ASI circles

The Ministry of Culture recently announced six new circles of the Archaeological Survey of India on Social Media. The Ministry has also announced the expansion of Hampi and Delhi circles. The announcement of the new circles by Ministry of Culture came in line with the Prime Minister’s call to facilitate …

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Creativity will help survive

Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, has said that two important aspects of their discussions with the travel industry have been ensuring safety of travellers and harmonisation of protocols across states. She also claims that marketing the country as a safe destination has already begun. Nisha Verma Rupinder …

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More hotels listed with MOT

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of Tourism & Culture (I/C), claims that the COVID-19 crisis has given the Ministry of Tourism an opportunity to mend procedures for the future and put things in order. He adds that they have also been able to list more hotels with MOT during the crisis. …

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Let’s market a ‘Safe India’

Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, says that as the country readies itself for the commencement of travel, it is essential for both government and industry to have a common voice that delivers the right message. She also shares some updates from the Ministry. Nisha Verma With travel …

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Common protocol is must

Meenakshi Sharma, DG, Ministry of Tourism (MOT), says they will be working towards a common protocol in all states, as well as the new tourism policy with responsible tourism at its core. Nisha Verma Meenakshi Sharma believes that the pent up desire of people to travel will lead to the …

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Recognition is the first step

The Regional Office of the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) recently conducted an online training session on its guidelines on how the travel trade can get recognised by the ministry, and how they can avail the MDA scheme which is in part a financial support. Hazel Jain In order to help …

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India needs more Buddhist tourists

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism & Culture, says that it is imperative to increase the number of Buddhist tourists and pilgrims coming to the country, for which both government and industry need to work together and overcome shortcomings. Nisha Verma As the country grapples with a drop …

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MOT ready for foreign tourists?

Speaking at PATA India Chapter’s 9th Update & Outlook Meeting titled ‘Resurrecting Inbound Tourism post COVID-19’, Meenakshi Sharma, Director General – Tourism, addressed some key initiatives and strategies the government is taking to get ready to welcome tourists. Nisha Verma Insisting that a number of steps are being taken by …

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Handholding travel agents

During IATO’s virtual members’ meet, Meenakshi Sharma, Director General (DG), Ministry of Tourism (MOT), reassured travel agents that the ministry will support them, and announced two major relief measures for the travel trade community.

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