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Tourism, an economic driver

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, believes that the sector will be a major economic driver post COVID, and that revival of domestic travel aided by the commendable handling of the crisis would also help. Nisha Verma Arvind Singh has said that the top leadership of the country considers the …

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MOT addresses crucial concerns

  Addressing important queries of parliamentarians pertaining to various issues related to the tourism sector, Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture, offered written replies in both houses of the Parliament during the Budget session. Manas Dwivedi After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Budget in …

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MOT budget gets 61% hike

The annual budget allocation for FY 2021-22 is 61 per cent higher than the revised annual estimates of FY 2020-21, says Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism (MOT). He says that the budget will be used for various infrastructure projects and promotional activities for the tourism sector. Nisha Verma Arvind …

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Focused promotions by MOT

Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, shares that while they are planning to start international campaigning, the current focus is on domestic tourism for which MOT is adopting market-specific promotions. Nisha Verma Amongst the many initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) this year is the India Tourism …

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Arvind Singh is the new Secretary Tourism

Arvind Singh, Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI), has been appointed as the new Secretary of Tourism, Government of India. Singh, who is a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, will be replacing Yogendra Tripathi, who, after more than two years of serving as Secretary Tourism, will be joining …

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Exploring Buddhist Circuit by rail

Ministry of Tourism’s recent Dekho Apna Desh webinar showcased a comprehensive itinerary of the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train that passes through key Buddhist sites in India. The journey, which guests will find to be enlightening and peaceful, also includes sites that exhibit the vast and diverse culture of the country. …

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Bharat Parv goes virtual

Virtual Bharat Parv 2021 was inaugurated by Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker, alongside Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism and Culture. The event took place from January 26 to 31, in line with ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. Nisha Verma Prahlad Singh Patel, in his address, said that tourism …

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Goa aims to be tourism haven

Pramod Sawant, the Chief Minister of Goa, says that the new tourism policy aims to provide some relief to the travel trade of the state, add more homestays and tourist spots, and make Goa the most sought-after destination by 2024. Nisha Verma Claiming that the tourism and hospitality sectors are …

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MOT revises MDA guidelines

To promote inbound tourism, Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has released the revised guidelines for Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) scheme for overseas promotions by tourism service providers. Manas Dwivedi Under the new guidelines that took effect from the beginning of this month, service providers will be entitled to more financial benefits …

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Tourism maps with Google

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture, informs that they are developing ‘Tourism Maps’ for travellers to receive alerts for monuments and tourism destinations on their route. Nisha Verma Prahlad Singh Patel has said that Ministry of Tourism has asked Google to collaborate with them in …

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