STATES

Haryana revisits its history

With the Rakhigarhi village excavations revealing the existence of a civilisation even before the earliest ones known to man, Haryana’s prospects as a historical and cultural hub for tourists have only catapulted. The state must now ready itself for the expected boost in numbers. TT Bureau Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister …

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Rajasthan assures safety

Rajasthan has created an extensive framework for tourists to feel safe at all times. It also plans to develop more sites, while ensuring that its B&Bs are in tandem with any and all regulations. TT Bureau Govind Singh Dotasra, Minister of State, Tourism and Devasthan, Government of Rajasthan, says that …

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M!CE at MP’s heritage sites

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has restored Minto Hall in Bhopal, a heritage building, as a convention centre in keeping with its two-pronged focus on promoting the state as a M!CE destination as well as maintaining heritage monuments. TT Bureau There are two things that Madhya Pradesh State …

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Maharashtra lays int’l trail

The state aims to tap overseas markets by promoting products that appeal to them, such as wildlife, heritage, and cruises. Its World Heritage sites and Tadoba National Park, known for its tigers, are already popular in the European travel community. Hazel Jain Dilip Gawade, IAS, Director of Tourism, Government of …

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Yatra.com survey reveals North-East India as the preferred destination for holiday goers this festive season

Yatra.com, conducted its annual festive survey highlighting travel trends being followed by Indians across regions, this festive season. The survey results from 5000 respondents reveals that over 25% individuals are keen on exploring the north eastern states of India when compared to famous destinations such as Goa, Andamans, Himachal Pradesh, …

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SriLankan turns 40

SriLankan Airlines recently completed 40 years of service and has now embarked upon a new plan aimed at turning its profitability around in the shortest possible time. TT Bureau It was in September 1979 that the first flight of SriLankan Airlines made its way to Bangkok (Thailand) from Columbo’s Bandaranaike …

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Odisha tourism policy in 2020

Discussions at the fourth Odisha Tourism Conclave in Bhubaneswar touched upon important subjects such as a new tourism policy for the state slated for a 2020 release and simplification of land allotment for hotels. Both measures are expected to boost tourism to Odisha. Kanchan Nath from Bhubaneswar The fourth Odisha …

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295 more sites for tourism

The Government of Tamil Nadu has set aside ₹100 crore for the development of tourism in the state, and has identified 295 sites that will be developed for tourism purposes. Manas Dwivedi Buoyant on the success of the 2019 edition of CII Tamil Nadu Travel Mart (TTM) in Chennai and …

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Tamil Nadu to develop sites

Apurva Varma, Additional Chief Secy to Govt, Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Dept, Govt of Tamil Nadu, claims that they are taking the initiative to develop infrastructure under various Central government schemes. Nisha Verma The Tamil Nadu Travel Mart, set to be held from September 19-21, is a good initiative …

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‘Tea & Tee’ tourism from Assam

Assam Tourism has its thinking cap on and has developed a unique and interesting concept – Tea and Tee tourism – to lure more tourists to the state. It hopes to welcome at least 50,000 FTAs and more than 70,000 domestic tourists this year, promoting its tea estates and world-class …

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