STATES

Linking agriculture with tourism

The recently-held 14th International Conference on Agri-Tourism brought together various experts in the field who shared their experiences on how this segment can be developed and the benefits it can bring to not just the local community but to the destination as well. Hazel Jain The Agri-Tourism Development Organization Baramati …

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Kerala invites new projects

A high-level meeting presided by the new Kerala Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas has decided on revival of the state’s tourism sector by rolling out new domestic tourism packages that encourage Indian travellers to visit destinations in the state. Manas Dwivedi In a bid to restart tourism in the state, …

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App-based taxis for Goa

Two trade bodies – one a state-wide travel association and the other a regional hospitality association – have voiced their support for App-based taxi operators in Goa which they think will benefit the end-travellers by way of cheaper rates and better service to begin with. Hazel Jain Showing support for …

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Apply for ‘Industry’ status

  Government of Maharashtra has now announced the criteria for levying taxes and charges at the industrial rate for non-classified hotels in the state that are eligible for ‘Industry’ status. The application process is now open on the official website of Maharashtra Tourism. In a landmark decision to bolster the …

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7 states in days

Three female bikers — from Assam, Nagaland and Mizoram – are on a road journey to promote tourism in the north east region. The trio who are promoting their trip on social media are touring all the 7 sister states of the Northeast Indian region within a span of 7 …

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Support the tribes of North East

North East India has a number of tribes and communities each with their own traditions and customs. This makes Community-Based Tourism (CBT) a promising segment for travellers looking for unique and authentic experiences, says Arijit Purkayastha, Chapter Chairman, Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) –North East. Most of …

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Tourism a priority for Odisha

During a meeting in Bhubaneswar with HRAO members, SR Jadhav, Director & Additional Secretary – Tourism, Government of Odisha, said that tourism was being considered a priority sector by the state and several development projects were underway or in the pipeline. Manas Dwivedi Expressing his gratitude to Hotel & Restaurant …

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Maha promised, didn’t deliver

Dharmendra Singh Chauhan, Maharashtra Chapter Chairman, Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), says his members are completely broken now and the help that Maharashtra government promised last year was not fulfilled by them. Hazel Jain Fresh lockdowns have brought with them the same problems agents faced last year. …

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Gujarat’s latest GIFT to India

Gujarat Tourism recently conducted a Fam tour for agents to promote its international-class M!CE destination in the making – GIFT City. Narrating his experience is Randhir S Vaghela, IATO Chairman (Gujarat Chapter). Adding another flower to its bouquet of offerings, Gujarat Tourism is now looking to promote a new world-class …

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New policies to boost tourism

Maharashtra has been using the time well and is developing new tourism spots in the state for travel agents to sell. Dr Dhananjay Sawalkar, Director, Directorate of Tourism, Maharashtra, tells us more. Hazel Jain In a bid to promote tourism, the state’s tourism board has decided to develop seven properties …

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