STATES

Aurangabad longs for air linking

Radhika Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Tourism Department, Government of Maharashtra, explains how infrastructure has improved in Aurangabad in recent years, but there is a need for air connectivity to increase tourist footfall. Suhani Sood Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar or Aurangabad is centrally and strategically located. It is a gateway to many important places. …

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Immersive experiences of Punjab

Rakhee Gupta Bhandari, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Punjab, says that the present state government’s policies aim to catapult the state to become a leading international tourist destination by 2030. Suhani Sood Talking about the Punjab Tourism Summit held recently, Rakhee Gupta Bhandari, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Punjab, …

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Bihar to develop Buddhist Circuits

The state government is paying attention to develop more religious circuits, apart from adventure sites and wildlife projects. At the same time, it is also giving importance to promotional activities for the same to promote tourism. Suhani Sood Bihar is growing in terms of GDP, infrastructure, and tourism. The state …

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Punjab woos tourism investors

The first ever Punjab Travel & Tourism Mart, organised recently in Mohali, aimed to attract investments in the tourism sector and put the state on world tourism map. Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister, Punjab, was among the dignitaries who attended the inaugural ceremony. Suhani Sood The Punjab Travel & Tourism Mart, …

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Punjab seeks funds for tourism infra

Punjab Tourism recently organised a four-city roadshow in Jaipur, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi to create awareness about the state’s Tourism Summit and Travel Mart. The roadshow focused on attracting investments for creating tourism infrastructure in the state. Suhani Sood With a view to attract investments in the tourism sector, Punjab …

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Raviz showcases Kerala’s beauty

With a focus on both luxury and holistic experiences, Raviz Hotels & Resorts plans to develop wellness destinations in Kerala. The group organised a promotional event recenty to cash in on the tourism potential of God’s Own Country. Janice Alyosius The tourism potential of Kerala, known as God’s Own Country, …

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Kerala revamps district portals

State Tourism Minister recently launched the revamped websites of all the 14 District Tourism Promotion Councils (DTPCs) in Kerala, offering quick access to information on tourism attractions. TT Bureau P A Mohamed Riyas, Tourism Minister, Kerala, has launched the new DTPC website packed with information and images. He said that …

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Industry status fuels Assam tourism

Not just the state tourism’s branding ‘Awesome Assam’ that has contributed to an incredible rise in tourist arrivals, but the political will has helped Assam’s complete turnaround. This transformation can be attributed to the development of seamless connectivity, infrastructure, peace, stability and inclusiveness. Hazel Jain Assam witnessed a massive footfall …

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Infra upgrade for Meghalaya

Meghalaya has secured $79.05 million grant from New Development Bank for the Meghalaya Ecotourism Infrastructure Development Project to boost tourism infrastructure in the state. TT Bureau The Meghalaya Ecotourism Infrastructure Development Project (MEIDP) is an externally aided project (EAP) funded by the New Development Bank (NDB) with a total project …

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J&K’s adventure biz gets G20 boost

The G20 summit acted as a catalyst for Jammu and Kashmir’s adventure tourism sector, providing hotels and tour operators an excellent opportunity to showcase their diverse offerings to a global audience. They have started to tap into the growing popularity of adventure tourism, aiming to position the region as a …

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