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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host over 30 high-profile events in 2018

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is busy gearing up to deliver the ultimate delegate experience in 2018, with 30 confirmed major high-profile events already on its calendar. These events are expected to attract close to 440,000 delegates and visitors to the centre. Speaking on the sidelines of its 11th consecutive attendance at the Global Meetings […]

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Centre looking at options to make Air India profitable: Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha has said that the government is looking at ‘alternatives’ available to make Air India and other public sector units more competitive and profitable. “Our objective is to transform the public sector carrier to a great global airline and we are doing whatever possible in this regard,” the […]

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Odisha urges Centre to include the state’s Buddhist circuit in Swadesh Darshan

Odisha Government has requested the Centre to include the Buddhist circuit of the State in the list announced by the Union Tourism Ministry under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated in his letter that archaeological exploration and excavations have unearthed more than 200 Buddhist sites across the State. The Buddhist triangle – […]

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Centre to sanction Rs 84.34 crore for the project on Sambhar Lake Area of Rajasthan

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje met the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi to discuss the possibilities of promoting culture and tourism in the state of Rajasthan. Vasundhra Raje placed before the Minister several specific demands of the state with […]

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Tourism industry endeavours tax benefits from the Centre

The Tourism Industry has requested the Government of India for the following fiscal benefits including tax rebate and relaxations: i. Inclusion of tourism infrastructure like hotels / resorts / tourist lodges / banquet halls / convention and exhibition centres, etc. for benefits of Section 32 AC of Income Tax Act 1961 by lowering the minimum […]

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Centre to help Assam expedite the proposal of World Heritage site

The Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), & Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma has assured that the Centre will take all possible steps to expedite the proposal of World Heritage site status for Majuli Island located in the Brahmaputra River in Assam. Dr Mahesh Sharma held a meeting with the […]

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Maharashtra Tourism develops Nalasopara as the centre of Buddhist Circuit

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is placing the small coastal town of Nalasopara higher up on its tourism offerings, by developing Nalasopara the centre of Maharashtra Tourism’s ‘Buddhist Circuit’. MTDC has decided to commence the circuit from this town. “We chose the stupa in Nalasopara because it’s from here that Emperor Asoka’s son, Mahendra […]

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South Africa ranks first among African convention destinations

INDABA 2014, South Africa’s biggest and most prestigious travel trade show was held from May 10-12, 2014 in Durban and witnessed a huge success. INDABA hosted a large number of exhibitors who showcased their offerings to top quality travel and tourism buyers. Additionally it also hosted 17 trade and 11 media from India. INDABA has […]

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