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Odisha’s big thrust on sports

Odisha and Hockey India are now set to host the Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time. Officials of Odisha government and Hockey India have left no stones unturned in the preparations for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023. TT Bureau Over the past few years, Odisha, …

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Meghalaya eyes 15L tourists

Keeping sustainable tourism in mind, Meghalaya is determined to welcome more than 15 lakh tourists by the end of 2024. Here are the measures the state has been taking to attract visitors. TT Bureau Meghalaya has been working on a master plan to develop its tourist routes keeping sustainable tourism …

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Making the right moves

After its two destinations entered the UNESCO heritage list, Telangana is making sure that they spread the word around and lure more tourists to the state. Uppala Srinivas Gupta, Chairman, TSTDC, shares what kind of initiatives they have taken in the state to boost tourism not only in its capital …

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Northeast still has connectivity issues

Even though there is huge emphasis on development of tourism and tourism infrastructure in the region by both the Union Ministry of Tourism and the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, there still exists a problem of connectivity, says Namgyal P. Sherpa, IATO Co-Chairman (Sikkim), and owner of Namgyal Treks & …

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UP’s magic to increase inbound

Uttar Pradesh government is eager to showcase the state’s rapid development of tourism infrastructure and tourist attractions to the participants at the 37th IATO convention, scheduled in Lucknow from 16 to 19 December 2022. Janice Alyosius With the 37th IATO convention scheduled in Lucknow from 16 to 19 December 2022, …

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J&K at its best, gets record tourists

Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism, Jammu & Kashmir, shares how the upsurge of tourists in the Union Territory (UT) has been a blessing in disguise for the industry, which has revived like never before. The state has welcomed 1.5 crores tourists this year, making it one of the busiest tourism years …

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Sustainability in Assam

The Assam Tourism Policy 2022, launched in consultation with the World Bank, aims to drive sustainable tourism development in the state by creating a policy framework and strategic roadmap. TT Bureau The Assam Government unveiled a new tourism policy on the sidelines of ‘Assam Tourism Road Show 2022’, organised recently …

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Goa beyond sun & sand

Goa is going through a facial change by exploring new tourism segments, reveals Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Tourism, IT, Printing and Stationery, Government of Goa. Nisha Verma Goa is trying to portray an image beyond the sun, sand and sea, for which it’s known for, reveals Rohan Khaunte, Minister for …

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Autumn fest showcases Nagaland

Bringing an authentic spirit of Nagaland, the Department of Tourism, Government of Nagaland, recently organised Autumn Festival to give an insight of the art and culture of the state. Janice Alyosius The first edition of “Autumn Festival” was organised recently at Nagaland House, New Delhi, to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit …

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Curtain-raiser for Manipur fest

Kolkata, the City of Joy, played host to the curtain-raiser event for the much-anticipated ‘Manipur Sangai Festival 2022’, a tourism extravaganza promoting the rich cultural legacy of Manipur. TT Bureau The curtain-raiser for ‘Manipur Sangai Festival 2022’ was organised at the Salt Lake City Centre, Kolkata and witnessed participation of …

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