MOT

India’s youth must act

The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture ( I/C) has highlighted the role of younger generation and technology in promoting India’s heritage on the international forum since they are adept at technology and have more resources at hand. Manas Dwivedi The Union Minister of State for Tourism and …

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MOT forms NE committee

The Ministry of Tourism has formed a special committee of stakeholders active in the Northeast, tasked with identifying new destinations and developing itineraries around them among other things. TRAVTALK speaks to three members. Hazel Jain On March 19, 2021, active stakeholders from the tourism community of the Northeast region gathered …

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Don’t forgo chances

Women have left stereotypes behind, but now there is a dire need to encourage entrepreneurship among them. Nisha Verma Addressing attendees at the TAAI-WITT and FICCI-FLO webinar titled ‘Skill HER for Sustainable Tourism’ powered by TRAVTALK, Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism (MOT), began by recognising the change that both …

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NE trade to aid MOT

Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, MOT, says that they have constituted a committee of stakeholders who will be instrumental in promoting the Northeast region. Nisha Verma The newly-constituted committee of stakeholders in the Northeast met for the first time and deliberated on a strategy to promote tourism in the region. …

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‘Meet in India’ for M!CE

Recognising India’s immense potential as a M!CE destination, Ministry of Tourism plans to launch its ‘Meet in India’ campaign starting from Khajuraho. The campaign will be a distinct sub-brand under ‘Incredible India’ to promote the country as a M!CE destination. Manas Dwivedi The Ministry of Tourism, in association with Madhya …

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Maha’s three-pronged approach

Valsa Nair Singh, Principal Secretary (Tourism), Government of Maharashtra, says that their work in three verticals will surely aid the sector’s revival. Manas Dwivedi Valsa Nair Singh says that revival of tourism can be in many ways. “One can be by providing concessional packages, second can be by infrastructural support …

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‘India ready for business’

Rakesh Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism (MOT), says that the industry conducting physical events has helped build confidence in people and that revival is not too far ahead. Nisha Verma Rakesh Verma has said that as tourism opens, the MOT must support the industry. “The MOT needs to support …

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India to open to APAC first

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, has said that India will partially reopen its borders for some regions by the end of 2021 and that Asia Pacific will be a priority. Nisha Verma Stressing on the fact that domestic tourism is growing manifold, Arvind Singh, in conversation with Mario Hardy, …

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Bidding adieu, not without hope

Meenakshi Sharma, outgoing Director General, Ministry of Tourism, joined the sector in 2016 as Additional Director General and spent almost five years in the industry. Sharing the highlights of her journey, she claims that there is hope and positivity awaiting tourism. Nisha Verma For Meenakshi Sharma, the last five years …

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Arvind Singh inaugurates ITDC’s programme on Entrepreneurship Development In Tourism & Hospitality

Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management (AIH&TM), a certified hospitality training institute under India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), has introduced a tailor-made program in ‘Entrepreneurship Development’ exclusively designed for graduates in the tourism & hospitality industry. The programme was formally inaugurated by Arvind Singh, IAS, Secretary (Tourism) at a …

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