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Decoding the Taj conundrum

The Taj Mahal has been in news for all the wrong reasons. The Supreme Court made some scathing observations on the state of the 17th century monument, prompting the government and other stakeholders in the private ...
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Culture ministry endeavours to piggyback on tourism initiatives, says former secretary Raghvendra Singh

Raghvendra Singh, the erstwhile culture secretary assured that the culture ministry was working in tandem with the ministry of tourism and was eager to piggy ride on some of the MoT initiatives pertaining to outreach. He ...
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Conserve, nurture artisans, knowledge systems to conserve the Taj Mahal

The art had assumed greater significance than the artist, leading to a systematic loss of knowledge systems and traditions involved in creating such heritage structures – critical to ensuring the conservation of the structure itself, suggested ...
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Domestic traffic driving tourism in Leh, steep airfares dent MICE footfalls

Leisure and adventure tourism in Leh is going strong and remains unaffected by the situation in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir. The tourist season continues to expand but high airfares are deterring MICE travellers, who ...
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WTTC report paints a bright picture, but government must prioritise tourism

WTTC report has revealed some positive trends, indicating that tourism is increasingly contributing to the nation’s GDP. Sunder Advani, VC, WTTCII reflects on emanating trends and the way forward. An exclusive:India has been ranked third in ...
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Another chance for Lakshadweep, with 12 islands set to open

This one we have heard before, in fact, many times before, that we have our crown jewels hidden under the sea, off the eastern coast. These are the many islands that have gone undeveloped for decades ...
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Hospitality with a commitment and passion for sustainability, find a rare expression at karma Lakelands

He goes by the name of TreeMan on Twitter and true to his online avatar has planted over a hundred thousand trees. Once a lottery king and India’s highest taxpayer at the young age of 28, ...
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Madame Tussauds a complete family experience, needs govt.’s support in outreach, says Director Anshul Jain

Anshul Jain, GM and Director, Merlin Entertainment shared that locals, from the entire NCR region, have taken a liking to the Madame Tussauds wax museum. It has become an immersive experience, offering something for people from all age ...
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Kerala: No Nipah fallout, focus on domestic, says Director Tourism

Despite the Nipah virus scare, tourism remains intact in Kerala. The medical emergency has been contained, domestic footfalls are steady and states such as Madhya Pradesh are emerging as new source markets for the state, says ...
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DMIC project and IICC Dwarka will have a multiplier effect on economy and tourism, says Alkesh Sharma

A mammoth and unprecedented undertaking, DMIC project will have a multiplier effect on driving employment, movement of goods and services, and muscling up connectivity, ultimately benefitting travel and tourism, suggests Alkesh Sharma, CEO and Managing Director, ...
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Strong MICE traffic, strengthening air-connect favourably positioning Indore

Indore hospitality market is witnessing steady demand from corporate travellers, mostly domestic, thanks to its expanding air-connectivity with key Indian cities, besides emerging industrial sectors such as IT driving footfalls. We take a look at churning ...
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Ayurveda needs legal recognition as a medical science to go truly global, says ED, Kairali Ayurvedic Group

Yoga and Ayurveda, two unique gifts to humanity from India, are slowly being celebrated in India and the world over. Once obscure, yoga centres and Ayurvedic medicines are becoming ubiquitous entities. However, much of this fanfare, ...
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