India’s first biofuel powered flight with SpiceJet’s Q400, CSIR’s Biofuel technology to be a game changer in Aviation

India to use biofuel in aviation

A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off on 27 August 2018 from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation Q400 aircraft was received at Delhi airport by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State ...

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SOTC witnesses 25-30 % growth in South India; launches tailor made Regional Tamil tours

SOTC’s research reveal that Singapore, Europe, Malaysia & Bali for Outbound and  Andaman, Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir in domestic segment tops in Tamil Nadu’s  travellers. Seen in above picture is Haha Mahal in Jaipur!

In a focused effort to cater to its growing south region travellers, SOTC has organised special regional Tamil tours. For SOTC, Tamil Nadu is a key market and it has observed a growth of over 25-30% annually as compared to the previous year. Cities like Salem, Coimbatore, Chennai, Erode and Pondicherry continue to show impressive growth. With the emerging potential ...

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Naini-Doon Janshatabdi to boost tourism in Dehradun (Mussorie) & Kathgodam (Nainital)

Tourism Boost with Kathgodam-Dehradun Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Express

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal, flagged off 12091/12092 Kathgodam-Dehradun Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Express (5 Days A Week) through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan on 25 August 2018. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, Girish Pillai, Member Traffic, Railway Board & other senior official were present during the occasion. This new train will provide additional service between Kathgodam and Dehradun. Speaking ...

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Private sector and civil society have substantial role in tourism: Kovind @ 6th International Buddhist Conclave cum Investors’ Summit

Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar & Uttar Pradesh at International Buddhist Conclave- 2018

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 6th international Buddhist conclave in New Delhi onAugust 23, 2018. This conclave is being organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the voyage of Buddhism from India to Asia and the transcontinental links that were created carried more than just spiritualism. “They ...

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Vodafone India partners EaseMyTrip for month-long gaming contest, grand prize a free trip to Dubai

free trip to Dubai

Vodafone India has come up with an exciting way for its users to connect and engage with them to enhance the love for the brand. The telecom company has come up with a month-long gaming contest ‘The Vodafone Travel Passport‘ on MyVodafone App, where one lucky winner can win a trip to Dubai. The easy-to-navigate interface of the app allows ...

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to put tourism on top agenda @Uttar Pradesh Travel Mart- 2018


The three day-long (26-28 August 2018)- Uttar Pradesh Travel Mart- 2018- exhibition and networking event is set to debate with magnanimously with inaugural address from the Yogi in command-  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath! Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Tourism Minister, Uttar Pradesh will also address the inaugural session among other leading dignitaries. The Fourth edition of Uttar Pradesh Travel Mart (UPTM- 2018) and ...

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MakeMyTrip to foster Indonesia Tourism in India; MOTRI-MMT to launch 360-degree online campaign

Bali, Jakarta and beyond!

India continues to be one of the important source markets for Indonesia and over the last few years, travel to Indonesia has seen a significant rise in the number of Indian travelers – Bali being the most sought after destination in the country. There has been a constant rise in the visits made by Indians year on year. Basis the ...

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Startup infuses filmy twist with niche destination trails for Cinema loving Indian travellers

Indian will love filmy holidays

Cinema in India reflect growing aspirations of over 1.3 billion Indians! Its one of the reasons that Indians love movies, actors and do also aspire to live some bit of the reel life fun in the real life. To give vent to such desire, Gurugram based startup, Filmyholidays, has woven reel inspired experiences spread across several destination into real life holiday packages for Cinema ...

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With ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’; Manipur bags first project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme

‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ in Manipur

Najma A. Heptulla, Governor of Manipur will be inaugurating the project “Development of North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom” implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in the presence of N Biren Singh, Chief Minister Manipur, K.J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Rashmi Verma, Union Tourism Secretary in Imphal tomorrow. ...

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Need to Address Root Cause Behind Man-Animal Conflict: Suresh Prabhu

World Elephant Day 2018

Strongly emphasising the need to address the root cause behind the man-animal conflict, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu pointed out that the man-animal conflict is an existential crisis not for the animals, but for human beings. Addressing a gathering to celebrate World Elephant Day on 12 August 2018 at Indira Gandhi Centre for National Arts – Prabhu said that ...

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Rebellion @ ADTOI to lead to a mixed house in term 2018-2020?

Domestic Tour Operators and Domestic Tourism

Members of the Association Of Domestic Tour operators on 11 August 2018 are set to choose a new team seemingly from the old team that split! One of the must win contest is for the post of President as PP Khanna supported by his Team Progressive stands for his second term against the rebellion led by Rajat Sawhney with his ...

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Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates 64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Lalit Kala Akademi; releases logo of the 12th Triennale India

64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Lalit Kala Akademi

The National Academy of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA), established in 1954 by the then Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, celebrated its 64th Foundation Day, on the 6th August, 2018. The event was inaugurated by Minister of State for Culture(I/c), Dr. Mahesh Sharma. The LKA Chairman Uttam Pacharne, eminent artist Padmabhushan Ram V. Sutar and the founder of Sanskar Bharti, ...

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