Tourism Currents

 

GoI aiming to push tourism’s contribution to 10% of GDP: Rajnath Singh   

The e-Visa regime continued to be the game changer for the tourism sector and its growing ambit meant only meant well for the tourism sector, the home minister said. While inaugurating the second edition of “Paryatan Parv”, ...
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Odisha must tap millennials, market ingeniously: J K Mohanty

J K Mohanty, President, HRAO and CMD, Swosti Group had some unique ideas up his sleeves. Speaking at the 3rd edition of Odisha Tourism Conclave held at Swosti Premium Hotel, Bhubaneshwar, he suggested the state’s tourism stakeholders to ...
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Infra, an enabling environment core concerns at Odisha Tourism Conclave

A mix of new and somewhat long-persisting concerns came to fore in several panel discussions at the recently held Odisha Tourism Conclave. The third edition of Odisha Tourism Conclave was a congregation of decision makers in the ...
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Technology is an enabler, cannot replace the experience quotient: Ashwani Lohani

Despite an impressive advance in technology, and its growing pervasiveness in the tourism industry, “the human factor” was going to remain important for businesses and railways, insisted Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board. Excerpts from his address at ...
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The Indian industry must focus on the art of storytelling in its outreach, says PATA CEO Hardy

PATA CEO Mario Hardy suggested that the demand for authentic and unique experiences was on the rise, adding to the need for a robust narrative. He asked the Indian industry to bring to fore key elements, such ...
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India, Nepal come together to promote the Buddhist and Ramayana circuits

A long overdue idea has been finally put to implementation. Tourism minister K J Alphons has shared that India and Nepal will jointly promote the Buddhist and Ramayana circuits. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, he informed that ...
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Sensitize citizens on behavioural etiquettes, dispel misconceptions through PR campaigns, suggest insiders

The message that India was a safe nation for women travellers needed to be amplified in the global community through concerted outreach programs, noted senior stakeholders. Raj Rana, CEO, Carlson Rezidor – South Asia and Rajiv Kaul, ...
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Railways 2.0: Upgradation of infra, streamlining processes is our top priority

Indian Railways was going all out on modernizing stations, upgrading existing tracks, besides weaving a vast network of dedicated freight tracks to speed up passenger trains and improve the passenger experience, mentioned Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board ...
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ATTA’s Asia debut slated to be in Bhopal as AdventureNext comes to India

ATTA’s first stop in Asia will be in Madhya Pradesh, as the global adventure body would undertake AdventureNext in the coming December in Bhopal. To be held between 3-5 December, the event will include adventure trips for buyers ...
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A bigger ITB China 2018 puts focus on China, Asia as pivots to global tourism

In its second year, ITB China, compared to the inaugural event in 2017 witnessed attendee growth by 50 percent undermining that ITB China is continuing its success story.“With its 700 exhibiting companies from 80 countries as well ...
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MoT keen on building synergy with local stakeholders to conserve monuments, says Rashmi Verma

Ministry of Tourism is keen on roping in local stakeholders to create synergy for conservation and upkeep of heritage monuments, shares Secretary Rashmi Verma in an exclusive interview. She suggests that the ministry is eyeing thematic campaigns ...
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To reinvigorate tourism in J&K, focus on positive publicity, suggest local stakeholders

Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir is in turmoil again. The accidental death of a tourist in the valley has undone the efforts of the industry and local stakeholders who have been assiduously trying to reinvigorate tourism. While ...
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