MOT

Rising up to the occasion

Rakesh Verma, Additional Secretary, Tourism, shares details on the five missions that will be an integral part of National Tourism Policy to make the sector (tour operators) competitive. The aim is also to make tourism sector sustainable. Nisha Verma Rakesh Verma participated in the 36th IATO convention, where he was …

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Ready for a roaring recovery

G. Kamala Vardhan Rao, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, speaking at the 36th IATO Annual Convention in Gandhinagar says, vaccination will play a pivotal role in giving confidence to international tourists visiting India. Nisha Verma Kamala Vardhan Rao, Director General, Ministry of Tourism believes that vaccination will play a major …

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A roadmap for sustainable tourism

Arvind Singh, Secretary, MoT, addressed tourism sector’s move towards sustainable practices. The perception is that the destinations must adopt a holistic approach to demonstrate sustainable development management, maximise social and economic benefits, minimize environmental impact and safeguard cultural heritage. Janice Alyosius Arvind Singh, Secretary, MoT, delivering the key-note address on …

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Govt extends financial support

The GoI introduced the LGSCATSS scheme, to provide financial aid to travel experts to help them recoup after COVID-19. G Kishan Reddy, Minister for Tourism, Culture, and DoNER, gave sanction letters to stakeholders granted loans under the scheme. Janice Alyosius To fulfil the commitment of the Government of India towards …

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Elevating Aviation

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Civil Aviation Minister seeks dip in VAT on aviation fuel and work hand-in-hand to boost the aviation sector. Nisha Verma Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, recently addressed a conference of the civil aviation ministers from the states and the UnionTerritories, where he urged that all the stakeholders, particularly …

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Aim to target traditional markets

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, shares the way forward for the Ministry, as the borders open for international tourists, including international promotions, working with states, and upcoming events. Nisha Verma Now that borders are opening, international promotions are a priority for Ministry of Tourism, says Arvind Singh, Secretary of …

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Gearing up for cooperative federalism

Govind Mohan, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, shares how important South Indian states are and what needs to be done at the state level to ensure the right publicity for their flagship programme – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. He suggests the need for equal participation of states and centre towards pushing …

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Need for joint mobilisation

Setting a positive note at the Tourism and Culture Ministers’ meeting of the Southern states, Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, shared that the region has a lot of potential and there is a need for the states to work in tandem with the central ministry to …

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‘Need cooperative federalism’

The conference of Tourism & Culture Ministers of Southern Region had G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister, Tourism & Culture, address the inaugural session, highlighting MOT initiatives in the region. Nisha Verma G Kishan Reddy praised the vaccine effort in his address, saying, “It only took us 281 days to administer …

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Shoot films in India; get perks

Requesting all states in India to encourage and incentivise film shoots in their region, Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, said that entertainment  industry can in turn boost tourism. Hazel Jain The government will develop a draft Model Film Policy based on the film facilitation policies rolled out by 14 …

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