STATES

Sindhudurg: Maha’s hidden treasure

Sindhudurg, unknown to many in India, is the only place in Maharashtra that is approved for scuba and deep diving, apart from many other unique things. Red Carpet Travels has decided to promote this beautiful destination under the banner of Konkanut Cove and act as a Destination Management Company for …

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Telangana plans tourism push

Telangana, trying to make sure that tourists not only come to the state, but also have an extended stay, has several  projects in pipeline, including promotion of Hyderabad as an aviation hub. Announcement of infrastructure development worth more than `2,000 crores for the state capital is also likely to help …

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Goa needs to revive old markets

With its main source markets of Russia and Ukraine closed down, Goa will need to revive its traditional markets such as Germany, Poland and the UK by this October, says Nilesh Shah, President, Travel & Tourism Association of Goa. Hazel Jain Goa’s tourism industry is facing a difficult time. Not …

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Goa beyond the usual

Goa is known for the sun, sea and sand, but the state government also wants to showcase the other sides of Goa, and for that it has been focussing on heritage, hinterland, adventure and other facets of tourism in the state. Nisha Verma Claiming that the last two years have …

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Kerala reinvents tourism

With domestic and international flights are all set to operate at pre-pandemic level, Kerala is getting ready to receive both domestic and international tourists by offering a bouquet of new experiences and products, including caravans, longer stays and customised vacations. Janice Alyosius With tourism activity back in full swing in …

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Gearing up for the big leap

Wedding tourism turned out to be a game-changer for Rajasthan during the pandemic, and now the state is pushing for border tourism, experiential tourism and also bringing in a film incentive policy among things to bring more revenue for the state coffers. Nisha Verma Claiming that being the largest state …

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Time for Goa to innovate

Tourism in Goa has taken another hit with the Russia-Ukraine conflict – both top source markets for Goa – and all charter flights from the region has stopped for now. The state will therefore need to enhance its charter game rather than depend on its traditional markets if it wants …

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Dedicated push must for Telangana

From a dismal budget to the need for proper tourism promotion drive in Telangana at the highest level, K Ranga Reddy, Chairman IATO Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chapter, highlights what needs to be done in the youngest state of India to attract tourists. Nisha Verma K Ranga Reddy, Chairman IATO …

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