STATES

MPTM 2017 set to foster tourism

The fourth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart is all set to host buyers and exhibitors in constructive B2B sessions from October 27-29, 2017, that will help showcase the state as a year-round tourism destination. TRIPTI MEHTA Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB), a nodal body formed for undertaking all tourism …

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1st Odisha Travel Bazaar in mid Oct

FICCI, along with Department of Tourism, Govt. of Odisha, is organising the first Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB) from October 15-17, 2017, in Bhubaneswar, to drive investment in the state for tourism development. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha …

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MP aims to double hotel rooms

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has constituted a Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, a separate body from MPSTDC, in order to undertake tourism promotion and product development. MPSTDC will focus on managing the state properties and doubling the number of hotel rooms in the state. Ankita Saxena A separate Madhya Pradesh …

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4th MPTM in Bhopal from Oct 27-29

Over 200 national and international buyers and around 100 exhibitors of distinct Indian markets are expected to participate in the mart, informed Hari Ranjan Rao, Secretary, Tourism and Public Service Management and Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. With the theme Seek-Discover-Explore, the mart will offer a B2B …

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Tourism policy for Uttarakhand

With a new policy on the anvil, the state plans to upgrade infrastructure and develop products, ranging from spiritual and adventure tourism to wellness and culinary Uttarakhand is gearing up to launch its new tourism policy, which aims to foster infrastructure development and ease the process of investments in the …

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Banking on Buddhist circuit

Odisha is going all out to promote its Buddhist heritage and hopes to attract South East Asian tourists through its international air connectivity, informs Nitin Jawale, Director–Tourism, Odisha. Ahana Gurung The commencement of international operations at the Bhubaneshwar airport has given renewed push for tourism in the state. In 2016, …

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Tourism in Odisha poised for a big push

The 2nd Odisha Tourism Conclave held at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar on June 17 by Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) witnessed 45 speakers and around 250 participants. While generating direct income employment, the tourism industry has tremendous potential to create indirect employment and income due to higher multiplier …

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Odisha 3rd in domestic overnights

Tourist arrival to Odisha has shown an upward trend as a result of the state tourism’s aggressive campaign. Arti Ahuja, Principal Secretary, Odisha Tourism, talks about the efforts taken to place the state prominently on the domestic and global tourism map. Kanchan Nath The State of Odisha secured 3rd rank …

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Touring Arunachal to be simpler

Arunachal Pradesh government wants to merge multiple Inner Line Permits that domestic tourists need to apply for to access different regions into a single permit, while increasing air connectivity. P.D. Sona, Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism of Arunachal Pradesh, speaks to TRAVTALK about the same. HAZEL JAIN Aware of the hurdles that …

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