Tag: K J Alphons

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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14.62 million jobs created by tourism sector in last 4 years: K J Alphons

K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism stated that the tourism sector alone has created 14.62 million job opportunities in the country in the last four years. Addressing the media in New Delhi recently, the Minister further elaborated that the tourism sector provides opportunities to skilled as well as unskilled job seekers thereby […]

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Ministry of Tourism promotes homestays in India

Keeping in view the boom travel industry is experiencing in terms of domestic travellers within India & international travellers, the Ministry of Tourism of India has approved the launch of the Incredible India Bed and Breakfast or Homestay Establishments in order to promote the concept of homestays. K J Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) […]

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Tourism Ministry considering night markets, restaurants to promote tourism in India

              K J Alphons,  Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Government of India, proposed that setting up an all-night open restaurants and night markets are some of the key initiatives that are being considered by his ministry to promote tourism in India.  He said there was a need to have […]

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India wins “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB Berlin

                India recently won the “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB Berlin. India was represented by K J Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism along with Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and other officials. Incredible India (Ministry of Tourism) presented a short film named “Yogi […]

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Sri Lanka pushes for dual destination packages with India

                Akansha Pandey | New Delhi With 384,628 Indian travellers visiting Sri Lanka last year, an 8% growth over the previous year, India has retained its spot as the largest inbound source market for Sri Lanka. This increase was majorly fuelled by wedding, honeymoon and spiritual travellers from […]

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