MOT

Relaxed PAP norms for foreigners

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has relaxed the Protected Area Permit (PAP) for foreigners visiting Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland, except for those from Pakistan, Afghanisthan and China. TT Bureau The Protected Area Permit (PAP) will be valid for five years. These areas constitute some of the most pristine locations …

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GITB-ATM clash in ’19, again

At the 10th edition of Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) this year, 280 foreign buyers from 55 countries and 270 exhibitors interacted in B2B meetings. In 2019, GITB will be held at Jaipur from April 28-30 which will again yet again coincide with Arabian Travel Mart (ATM) to be hosted …

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India needs to explore newer destinations within the country, add valuable experiences and target younger travellers to grow the tourism industry, believes Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. In an exclusive conversation with TravTalk, Kant discusses his vision for a renewed Incredible India. TT Bureau According to Kant, infrastructure is the …

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India rides high at ITB Berlin

Having bagged the first prize for India pavilion, ITB Berlin proved to be successful for the Ministry of Tourism. KJ Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C), Tourism, shares responses from the event, record-breaking arrivals and plans to develop night tourism activities around the country. NISHA VERMA ITB success The India …

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Incredible India 2.0 online soon

The Ministry of Tourism has released the beta version of the Incredible India 2.0 website, which is all set to be officially launched in two weeks, reveals Meenakshi Sharma, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, at the IATO luncheon meeting in New Delhi. Nisha Verma Wait for …

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Incredible India 2.0 at ITB

Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, MOT shares the details of the ministry’s plans for ITB, where they will also unveil the first film under the Incredible India 2.0 campaign. NISHA VERMA The Ministry of Tourism is doing a big pitch at ITB this year, says Suman Billa. “We crossed 10 million …

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Emerging markets on MOT radar

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is undertaking aggressive marketing and promotional campaigns under a restructured scheme. With a thematic and market specific Incredible India 2.0 campaign, the ministry is targeting emerging markets like Japan, Spain, China and Russia. ANKITA SAXENA This year at ITB Berlin, the delegation from …

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World arrivals increase 5%, India increase 15%

Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism says the sector has the biggest multiplier effect for any economy, as for every rupee spent, you get `4 back. KANCHAN NATH The Minister was invited as the Chief Guest at an event organised by Travel Agents Association of Kashmir at …

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Digital date for Incredible India

KJ Alphons, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, India, launched the Incredible India digital calendar in New Delhi recently. The National Tourism Policy and the Incredible India 2.0 website is expected shortly KANCHAN NATH Summoning discerning travellers from across the world to visit India in 2018, the Tourism Minister unveiled …

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India on a Spanish sojourn

Wrapping up 2017 with new announcements and initiatives including Incredible India 2.0 and Adopt a Heritage, the Ministry of Tourism is all set to participate in international tourism shows including FITUR and BIT Milan. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, tells TRAVTALK more about these initiatives. NISHA VERMA India is …

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