Vizag to emerge as India’s finest beach destination like Goa

Vizag likely to host ADTOI 2017 convention

Andhra Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu post its bifurcation is determined to retain its leadership position as the most preferred tourist destination. The tourism department of Andhra Pradesh as part of its vision document  is keen to promote steady and sustained growth phase of the travel and tourism sector and making the destinations more ...

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8th Convention test for Team PP Khanna to restore ADTOI at pinnacle of success 

PP Khanna led ADTOI team taking delivery of a Airbus (model) from IndiGo Representatives at a recent interactive meet

The 8th Convention being scheduled at Vizag around November is likely to be a real test for the present ADTOI team led by PP Khanna. The members of ADTOI are vigilant, active and seasoned enough to pick up any lapses or lackadaisical approach to planning a efficient convention. The team ADTOI under leadership of PP Khanna, which just recently witnessed ...

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The Roseate House New Delhi ropes in ADTOI; sets ball rolling for trade partners

Glimpse of DEL- a world cuisine bistro at Roseate House New Delhi

India is home to some of the magnificent hotels spread across its various states. Here, Aerocity has distinction of hosting galaxy of GenNext hotels that are state-of-the-class attraction to any discerning traveller from anywhere in the world. In this league of extraordinary- Bird Group, as part of its home grown Indian luxury hospitality brand umbrella Roseate Hotels & Resorts, drawing inspiration ...

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Karnataka, Kerala hops on the ‘metro’ life

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and other dignitaries take a ride on Kochi Metro, in Kerala on June 17, 2017.

Southern States of Kerala and Karnataka hoped onto the ‘metro’ way of transportation on 17 June 2017 that so far had been the privilege of Kolkatta, Delhi, Mumbai and Haryana. There is certain advantage of catching up for the emerging economies in terms of availability of state-of-the-art technology and modern tested public transport option like urban and eco friendly metro ...

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Ministry of Tourism sets up GST Cell; industry jittery ahead of July roll out 

(L-R) Lally Mathews, Suman Billa, Vinod Zutshi, Pronab Sarkar, Rashmi Verma, Meenakshi Sharma, Rajiv Mehra, Amaresh Tiwari at IATO interactive session

GST is hailed as the biggest tax reform post independence by the Narendra Modi Government. But, one may wonder if the nation was as jittery on the eve of independence as the various sections of the industry seem today prior to July 1st 2017 roll out of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in India. A glimpse of pure nervousness ...

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India Tourism to rev up overseas offices; presence in conventional and new markets

Glimpse of Award winning India Tourism pavilion at ITB Berlin 2016

Fourteen overseas offices of India tourism had often been a subject of debate. More often than not these overseas offices are debated for all odd reason ranging from inability of India Tourism to appoint experienced officers to head them to opaque nature of conduct of the said offices that otherwise are to promote India overseas in strategic markets and assist ...

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Maharashtra ropes in Airbnb to develop Homestay ecosystem; cultivate 50,000 micro-entrepreneurs in hospitality sector

Glimpse of Maharashtra pavilion at recently concluded ITB Berlin

The strongest element that appeals to various governments in tourism and hospitality- other than loading it with various taxes- is the direct and indirect employment creation potential. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra- Devendra Fadnavis, understands it better than its peers and has roped in a global community-driven hospitality company- Airbnb as its alternate accommodation partner in a unique revenue sharing ...

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India mulls digital ecosystem for Aviation with DigiYatra

Jayant Sinha briefing the media on Digiyatra

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is adding a Digital experience for Air Travellers through DigiYatra Platform. The ‘DigiYatra’ is an industry-led initiative co-ordinated by the Ministry in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India’s vision to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society. This follows Air Sewa which brings together all the stakeholders on a common platform ...

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NCSM to develop Science City in Haryana

Haryana Science city is likely to be bigger than its counter part in Kolkatta seen in the above pic

With Twenty one tourism hubs created under the aegis of Haryana Tourism, located in Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Sirsa, Sonipat, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Palwal and Mahendergarh.  Time has now come for the state to be home to a full fledged- Science City. The proposed Science City in Haryana is expected to ...

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Dhola- Sadiya Bridge add to prosperity and tourism in North-East

PM Modi seems indomitable in 2019 elections standing at Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam on 26 May 2017, which also marks three years of Modi Sarkar

The present Government had been emphasising on promoting growth and economic development in the North-East region of the country. Connectivity is one such main aspect that will determine the success of the various initiative the Modi government has initiated in this regard. Here, leading from the front. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the country’s longest river bridge ...

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India puts Sustainable Tourism on top priority

International Day for Biodiversity 2017

India as a mega diverse country is receiving an increasing share of international tourism. In fact, just a few days back, India realised that it had got more tourists according to the UNWTO’s recent estimates of International tourist arrivals. As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. ...

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India tourism ranking jumps in terms of UNWTO’s International Tourist Arrivals

Travel trade isn't sure to celebrate India's jumps in ITA rankings; frets likely impact of GST on costs

In the travel trade, especially among the inbound players, a topic that has been widely debated post lamenting the relatively poor inbound arrival statistics is the exact bifurcation among pure inbound tourists and rest of the visitors. Now, this mystery had got solved to a great extent! As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely ...

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