Category: India

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Cruise Hub proves huge success at OTM

OTM Mumbai’s new Cruise Hub proved a great success at the 3-day event recently at Bombay Exhibition Centre. The Hub showcased the giants of the global cruising industry, including Star Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), MSC Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Holland America Line , Seabourn Cruises, Windstar Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises […]

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Dimoria festival promotes eco-tourism in Assam

  In a bid to promote the traditions and cultures of tribes in the region, Assam recently held a five-day ‘Dimoria Ethnic Festival’ in the Dimoria Block of Kamrup District. Dimoria is home to many tribes, including the Karbis, Tiwas, Bodos and Garos. The festival not only opened a door to promote tribal culture, including […]

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Uttarakhand pitches itself as a spiritual & adventure hotspot

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) has joined hands with German International Cooperation (GIZ) in implementing the Regional Economic Development (RED) Programme in Uttarakhand. The RED programme, in association with the Government of Uttarakhand, has a strong focus on developing strategies to promote Uttarakhand as a potential destination for tourism and investment. Uttarakhand is participating with 50 private-sector players as […]

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Punjab puts on power-packed presentation for trade and media at OTM Mumbai

Punjab Tourism put up a vibrant and colourful pavillion at OTM Mumbai displaying pilgrimage tourism, farm stay and food tourism. The state is also strongly promoting heritage walks around Amritsar and Panj Sarvovar. With the latest campaign strategy, ‘Eat, Pray, Stay’, Punjab Tourism interacted with travel trade and media at a power-packed roadshow on day one of […]

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Record number of trade visitors in OTM Mumbai

  A record 8,500 trade visitors turned up before the close of the second day at OTM – India’s biggest international B2B-focused travel trade show at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The first two days of the show have been dedicated to the travel trade fraternity and have drawn a hugely positive response. “OTM is the […]

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Film Federation of India takes initiative to boost film tourism

  The apex trade body of Indian film industry, Film Federation of India (FFI) has  launched the first edition of India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC 2013). IIFTC 2013 is India’s first multicity film tourism initiative. This was the first time ever a film tourism event was held in cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. […]

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Homestay tourism flourishes in rural Sikkim

If you want to enjoy the quintessential splendor of Sikkim then you should opt for the homestay facility. Many villages in Sikkim provide tourists with facilities for traditional home stay. Zuluk, a small village with a population of about 700 people, is one of them. Located near the Indo-China border, Zuluk is an upcoming tourist spot and […]

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Odisha to explore Buddhist tourism potential

  Odisha is stepping up efforts to explore its immense potential to turn the state into a Buddhist tourism hub like Bodhgaya in Bihar and Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh. Large-scale excavation is taking place in Lalitgiri, Udaigiri and Ratnagiri, hilly areas in the state with the highest concentration of Buddhist remains. “During the excavation of Ratnagiri, which was carried on by former […]

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Himachal roadways hikes fares for night travel

The state government has hiked fares for the long route buses of Himachal Roadways (HRTC) that provide night travel services. The fare has been increased by Rs 20 per passenger. The hike in the form of night charges is applicable only to the passengers travelling over a distance of more than 50 km in the […]

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OTM: India’s top B2B focused Travel Trade Show

OTM Mumbai, India’s biggest travel trade show, opens this weekend (8-10 Feb). It will be followed by a smaller version, OTM Delhi, next weekend (14-16 Feb). Mumbai is the largest travel market in the country, accounting for 33% of all Indian travellers, followed by Delhi that represents 26%. OTM Mumbai is spread over 200,000 square […]

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