Tag: Andhra Pradesh

OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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Ecotourism: The confluence of responsibility and tourism

With the constant boom in global travel and tourism industry, the stakeholders of the industry including travellers have become more alert to environmental and sustainable elements of a destination. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Aditi Balbir, Founder & CEO, V Resorts said, “Responsible tourism is no longer a matter of choice for operators today. […]

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TTF, India’s oldest and largest travel trade show predicts a busy Puja and Diwali season, with thundering success in Kolkata

TTF Kolkata, the oldest and biggest travel show network concluded on a high note today. The three-day travel show attracted excellent response from with more than 4000 travel trade visitors and over 8000 walk-in visitors conducting business with close to 430 exhibitors from 13 countries and 28 Indian states at the Netaji Indoor Stadium and […]

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FICCI – Yes Bank Report decodes strategies India should adapt to encourage niche tourism products

The recent report by FICCI –Yes Bank on India Inbound Tourism: Decoding Strategies for Next Stage of Growth recommended that India should encourage the promotion of niche tourism products like medical, wellness, religious and spiritual and MICE travel. The report was presented by Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, in Jaipur. The report stretched that […]

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Andhra Pradesh encourages Rural Tourism

The tourism department of Andhra Pradesh has planned to boost Rural Tourism to highlight the image of rural Andhra Pradesh, by establishing homestays in rural areas that are less explored by tourists. As part of this plan, the department has identified 37 villages in 13 districts of AP which have the scope for tourism development. […]

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Andhra Pradesh enters into a collaboration with Ola to boost transportation services

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has entered into a collaboration with Ola in order to boost transportation services and further promote tourism and mobility ecosystem in the state. Over a period of five years, Ola will create 25,000 job opportunities and start functioning from six cities including the state’s new capital Vijayawada, connecting 30 destinations […]

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Andhra Pradesh to organise three major tourism events in East Godavari

The state government of Andhra Pradesh is hosting one major event a month for the next three months in East Godavari district, which includes Kakinada Beach Festival, Konaseema Festival and Manyam Jatara. The series of festivals began with the four-day Kakinada Beach Festival at the NTR Beach in Vakalapudi from January 12. Correspondingly, the four-day […]

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Andhra Pradesh to highlight heritage, cultural, rural aspects to boost tourism

M Girijasankar, Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has informed that the corporation has designed a master plan to develop tourism in the state by integrating heritage, cultural, rural and agri-based tourism. Girijasankar had issued RFPs (tenders) for more than 60 tourism development projects across the State (20 hotels, seven resorts, 10 wayside […]

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Andhra Pradesh announces the Annual Tourism Excellence Awards

The Andhra Pradesh Tourism will soon be hosting the Annual Tourism Excellence Awards 2015-16. The winners will be awarded on World Tourism Day on September 27, 2016. The World Tourism Day is celebrated to foster awareness on the socio-economic and cultural impact of tourism. It seeks to highlight the tourism’s potential to contribute to reaching […]

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Andhra Pradesh launches water sports in Vijaywada

Andhra Pradesh has introduced a plethora of water sport activities like parasailing, jeep parasailing, para-motoring, water skiing, speed boat etc. in Bhavani Islands in Vijayawada. Work is also well underway to replicate the same across other key beaches such as Rishikonda, Bheemili, Mangamaripeta, Thotlakonda, among others. Two houseboats have been launched at the tourist destination of Papikondalu in […]

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