Author: Debanjana Bhattacharya

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Combat Climate Change

A responsible and resourceful approach by diplomats at Delhi Responsibly Yours: Guest Column A Lajwanti Naidu Seasons played a significant role in evoking our emotions to experiencing life. According to the Hindu calendar, the six seasons encompassed our ancient Vedic Indian subcontinent. They are Vasantha, Greehma Varsha, Sharad Hemanth and Shishir Ritu. Let it be […]

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Mayor of Taipei City brings its first ever delegation to India

Wen-Je Ko, Mayor of Taipei City visited India to promote Taipei city as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017. This was the first formal visit to India by a Taipei City delegation, with Mayor Wen-Je Ko personally leading the heavyweight team. The aim was to strengthen communication in all areas, from tourism to culture […]

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Arunachal Pradesh sign MoUs with key partners to boost tourism

The Department of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh held its first Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Conclave 2017 in New Delhi. The conclave was graced by Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home, Government of India and witnessed a compelling programme of anchor events. The platform was part of the state government’s efforts to boost domestic and […]

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‘Enable Travel’ powered by Cox & Kings opens new avenues for the disabled

In a move to make tourism more inclusive and accessible, Enable Travel- India’s first accessible holiday initiative was launched to cater to the travel aspirations of people with disabilities. Enable Travel, powered by Cox and Kings Ltd aims to provide tours and carefully crafted leisure outings for people with disabilities across mobility (wheelchairs), hearing, speech […]

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‘Visit ASEAN@50: Golden Celebration’ campaign promoted at ITB Berlin 2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on August 8, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand by the founding fathers of the original ASEAN countries; namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The nations of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam have since joined this regional grouping. This year in 2017, ASEAN […]

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60 Countries at OTM make it India’s Largest International Trade Show

– United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated as Focus Country for the second consecutive year, with participation from Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and airlines, hotels, tour companies from the emirates – Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Sri Lanka and UAE had the biggest pavilions – Bahrain, Cambodia, Cyprus, Greece, Ho Chi Minh City […]

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OTM 2017 set to be the largest ever travel trade show in India

Widely recognised as India’s leading travel trade show, OTM is all set to be the meeting place of the largest ever number of global sellers and buyers of tourism industry. OTM 2017 will be held in Mumbai, the largest source market for leisure and MICE travel in the country, from 21–23 February, at the Bombay […]

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Progress from Poverty to Prosperity

A Sustainable and Responsible Tourism approach of United Nations #IY 2017 Responsibly Yours: Guest Column A Lajwanti Naidu The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and […]

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Skilling and Building Incredible India

Responsible Tourism approach to Education and Economic Empowerment A Lajwanti Naidu Tourism is recognised as one of the largest and rapidly growing industries in the global economy. With reference to India, tourism has contributed 6.2% to the national GDP in the year 2016.  While tourism has made an important contribution to the economic growth in […]

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TTF 2017 series to get a robust start from Chennai and Bengaluru

TTF Chennai & Bengaluru, the first major tourism marts post demonetisation will provide unparalleled marketing opportunity for the travel trade. The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) season will kick-start the year 2017 with Chennai and Bengaluru editions in January. Exhibitors will promote their best and latest tourism products to the Indian and international travel trade […]

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