Author: Rohit Ganguli

Manipur plans to transform itself into a medical tourism hub

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that his government was in talks with the Centre to make travelling from Myanmar to Manipur easier. At the North East Healthcare Conference organised by CII in Imphal, Singh said, “The new government in Manipur is working on a plan to transform itself into a thriving healthcare […]

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Jammu and Kashmir government offers 50% rebate to boost tourism

The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has announced massive rebates to boost tourist arrivals to the valley. “Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) will provide 50% rebate on lodging and transport charges or even on total packages in some cases to the tourists visiting the Valley,” said Ghulam Jeelani Zagar, Deputy Director of […]

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Rs 100 crore ‘Shakti circuit’ project envisages of developing tourism at Jharkhand

Bordering Chatra in Jharkhand, the ‘Shakti circuit’ is expected to give a big fillip to tourism in the region. Efforts are on to connect the three ‘Shakti circuit’ shrines of Kauleshwari and Bhadrakali (Itakhori) in Chatra district and Chhinmastika at Rajrappa in Hazaribagh. All three shrines fall in red zone and most parts of the […]

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Kerala Tourism aims to achieve 50% growth in tourist arrival by 2021: Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister of Kerala, Kadakampally Surendran has said that the state government is looking to double the number of domestic tourists and is aiming 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021. “Digital platforms are the key to achieve the aim,” he said while inaugurating the second edition of International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT) in […]

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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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Madhya Pradesh eyes tourism expansion and investment in the state

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board recently held its first meeting since its establishment under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for expansion of facilities at tourist spots and to draw investments into the sector. “It was the first meeting since the establishment of the board and was majorly about approving statutory powers under […]

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Gujarat Tourism witnesses 17% growth in tourist arrivals

Gujarat has managed to hold on to impressive growth rates in tourist footfalls, accomplishing a growth of 16.94% in tourist arrivals in FY17 over the previous year. The state’s tourist inflow grew from 38.3 million in FY16 to 44.8 million in FY17, with tourist inflow from other Indian states growing by 22%. At 55% business […]

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West Bengal Government plans new tourism initiatives

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has announced her plans for a tourism circuit around Mangal Pandey, whose death on April 8, 1857 triggered India’s First War of Independence. She further announced that the highlight of the circuit will be a perpetual flame like the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in Delhi. […]

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IAF and Himachal Pradesh join hands to promote Adventure Tourism in the state

A team of 16 members of Indian Air Force (IAF) in collaboration with Himachal Tourism department recently organised a six day long multi-activity expedition to various parts of Himachal Pradesh with an aim to promote Adventure Tourism in the state. Director of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Captain Randhi Salhuria flagged […]

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Uttarakhand to develop a new tourist destination in each district

The state government of Uttarakhand has decided to develop one new tourism destination in each of the 13 districts. Alongside, the locals would be roped in to provide support to environmental and tourist activities. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has laid thrust on providing tourism based jobs to youths residing in the hills. Simultaneously, the […]

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