Category: India


Five-fold rise in foreign tourists in Jharkhand

Jharkhand has recently emerged as the most preferred destination for foreign tourists in India as the state registers over 360% growth in terms of visitors coming from abroad between 2010 and 2011, according to the latest report of the Union Tourism Ministry. The growth percentage of Jharkhand is the highest in comparison to other states […]

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Heli-tourism service launches in Bengal

Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee signed an MoU with state-owned Pawan Hans Ltd to avail services of sea-planes, helicopters and fixed-wing planes to boost its tourism and industrial potential, the private Prayag Aviation, a business unit of Prayag Group announced the launch of heli-tourism service in the state. It has launched ‘Kolkata […]

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MP tourist destinations come alive with colours of Holi

A new commercial for Madhya Pradesh (MP) Tourism conceived and created by renowned ad agency Ogilvy & Mather will hit television screens sometime in early April 2013. Set against the backdrop of festival of Holi, the ad depicts tourists being welcomed by young locals with a splash of the traditional coloured powder and water. As […]

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Madhya Pradesh to set up special security force for tourists

In a new initiative to ensure tourists’ safety in the state, a special force will be constituted in Madhya Pradesh. A press release by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reveals that a special force will be set up in Madhya Pradesh for security and facility of foreign tourists. A proper mechanism will be set up for collecting information about foreign […]

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Himachal road transport to introduce luxury bus tour

Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is soon going to introduce luxury Golden Temple Express bus service, connecting the Sikh shrines in Dehradun, Paonta Sahib with Golden Temple in Amritsar. Transport minister GS Bali revealed that this special Volvo bus service would be launched soon. The route of the bus service is aimed to facilitate […]

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UN body lauds Kerala’s responsible tourism

Kerala’s model of sustainable tourism with eco-friendliness and inclusiveness as its foundation has been lauded by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The UN body viewed that it can be replicated in others Indian cities and abroad as well. The accolades for the Responsible Tourism (RT) model in Kerala came at a recent meeting […]

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Gujarat Tourism inks MoU with Indian Oil to promote tourism in state

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed an MoU with the intention to promote tourism in the state by offering special facilities to tourists at IOC petrol pumps. As a result of this joint programme, tourists would now receive information on various destinations and basic amenities in the locality from […]

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OTM 2014 marketing campaign gets off to a head-start

OTM 2013, India’s biggest B2B travel trade show, concluded with a record number of visitors attending both the shows at Mumbai and Delhi. Some 1,200 exhibitors from 30 countries and all over India took part in OTM Mumbai and Delhi combined. The participation data shows that 29 National Tourist Organisations, 26 state governments from India, […]

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Odisha to develop Tampara wetland as a major tourist destination

Tampara, a wetland near Chhatrapur, the district headquarter town of Ganjam district in Odisha, will soon go through a major development process following state government’s decision to revive the mini lake. Various state departments including tourism, water resources and World Bank funded Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) would actively take part in the development […]

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Chiranjeevi lauds Chhattisgarh’s effort in tourism development

Union Minister for Tourism and the popular South Indian film star K Chiranjeevi praised the sincere efforts of Chhattisgarh Government for development of tourism industry in the state, an official statement from the government revealed. Chiranjeevi also appreciated the lively participation of Chhattisgarh Tourism Board at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair. Chairman of […]

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