STATES

Kesari strengthens in south

With eight offices in Bengaluru alone and consistently promoting its domestic itineraries, Kesari Tours is looking to strengthen its presence in the South India market with an office in Chennai. Hazel Jain One of the oldest tour operators in the western India market, Kesari Tours is now growing in the …

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‘Namaste Orchha’ from March 6-8

Madhya Pradesh is all set to host ‘Namaste Orchha’, a three-day festival celebrating the cultural landscape of the state. Several activities have been planned for guests during the event, along with business sessions for the different stakeholders. This year, the state’s tourism department is also going all out with attractive …

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10 new sites on radar for Rajasthan

Sharing details on the latest developments, Dr Bhanwar Lal, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, speaks on a range of subjects, including giving prime attention to development of 10 new destinations in the western parts of the state in partnership with UNESCO. Manas Dwivedi According to Dr Bhanwar Lal, …

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Sustainable growth for Ladakh

The newly-formed Union Territory of Ladakh has been given a new lease of life with its tourism budget increasing from a mere ₹55 lakh to the present ₹200 crore. The All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA), along with Ladakh’s Department of Tourism, recently shared their plan to promote and develop …

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The Heart of India

Madhya Pradesh is fondly called the Heart of India, and rightly so! This Central Indian state has everything that travellers seek, from culture and history to adventure, leisure and a unique cuisine that is both enjoyable and Instagrammable. Vani Sunder With its rich culture heritage, magnificent temples and a history …

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Local involvement for J&K

Experts from different fields speak about the strengths and weaknesses of developing tourism in the newly-carved Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, while discussing its future at a panel titled ‘Incredible India – Incredible Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh’ at the Kashmironomics forum. Ashwani Lohani, Former Chairman & Managing Director, Air …

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Odisha eyes 5 lakh FTAs by 2022

Odisha Tourism is targeting to receive 500,000 foreign tourists out of a total of 2.5 crore by 2022. The state tourism board is also keen on promoting Odisha in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and replicate its environmentally-sensitive Marine Drive Eco Retreat model at suitable times of the year. …

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Four islands to come up in A&N

Holistic development of the four identified islands of Andaman & Nicobar, keeping carrying capacity in mind, has been accorded high priority by the government. The islands, which are regarded as high-value tourism destinations, are to be developed under the public private partnership (PPP) model. Kanchan Nath The government has decided …

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New policies, sites for Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is all set to develop its 13 districts as tourist destinations with government promotion, trainings, and subsidies. Domestic and international tourists can now enjoy homestays, adventure treks and religious circuits, with new regulations ensuring safety of all. TT Bureau Uttarakhand government is working towards increasing homestays across the region …

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Goa redefines tourism

Goa Tourism Development Corporation has a two-pronged strategy for the growth of numbers – more tourist facilities at beaches and promotion of health tourism and its hinterland areas. TT Bureau Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is now looking to promote the state beyond its beaches, and Dayanand Raghunath Sopte, Chairman, …

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