GST on Hotel accommodation to be based on transaction value

GST on Hotels

The Hotel Industry by and large had been divided on where GST is to be calculated on the actuals or the declared room rate. Good news now is that the clarification that would end the above said debate had come as part of the GST Council’s 28th meeting held on 21 JULY 2018 under the Chairmanship of Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for ...

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India top source market for visitor arrivals in the cruise segment for Singapore

Singapore Tourism Board 8 city road show

Singapore has received over 6 lakh visitors from India between January to May 2018, reporting a 17% year-on-year increase from 2017. The year 2017 was a record year for STB as visitor arrivals from India had crossed the 1 million mark for the third time in a row, showcasing the highest growth rate at 16% in comparison with all markets. ...

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Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal adds to green with Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

NMCG- Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is running  “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan” in five main stem Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The drive was launched on  the 9thof this month, and the week upto 15th July was observed as ‘Shubharambh Saptah’.  State Forest Departments of these states have been made the nodal agencies for ...

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Madeira to host World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2019

Turismo de Portugal

The Portuguese destination- Madeira, one of the Europe’s Leading Island Destination will host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2019 and use the event to boost its profile on the international stage. Madeira Tourist Board will welcome hundreds of industry leaders to the event. This information was confirmed earlier by Madeira regional secretary for tourism and culture, Paula Cabaco, to a local newspaper. She stated: ...

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UNWTO calls out Digital technologies led innovation in tourism as heart of World Tourism Day 2018 celebrations @ Budapest, Hungary

WTD 2018

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary on 27 September 2018. World Tourism Day is celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to ...

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Worlds first ever business events tribal meet to drive digital transformation in Business Events sector @ Sarawak on 24th August 2018

TriBE 2018 in Kuching on 24th August 2018

Under Sarawak’s boldest award-winning destination marketing campaign, “Redefining Global Tribes”, the state will play host to the inaugural Business Events Tribal Meet – better known as TriBE 2018 in Kuching on 24th August 2018 to drive digital transformation within the Business Events sector. Featuring a stellar line-up of keynote speakers including Corbin Ball, a five-time appointee for “25 Most Influential ...

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Dubai to host World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021; reaffirms its progressive healthcare agenda

Dubai Worlds Leading Healthcare destination

Dubai has emerged as host city for World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology which is set to take place from 12-15 December 2021 (WCOG-2021) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Congress will see participation of over 6,000 delegates from around the world, all gathered to share knowledge and best practice that will aid advancement of ...

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MakeMyTrip gifts new age traveller option to explore more, fuse two trips

MMT DIY-building itineraries a breeze

  MakeMyTrip launches a smart solution for the Do-It-Yourself new age traveller: Multi-City Travel. This solution works best for travellers who regretted missing out a great location en route their destination because they couldn’t draw up multiple flight itineraries. This feature will help travellers build multi-city itineraries – picking best time and price options in a matter of few taps ...

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ASI permits photography @ centrally protected monuments except at Ajanta Caves, LehPalace, and Mausoleum of Taj Mahal

ASI new headquarters

The Archaeological Survey of India, an organisation under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in an order issued on 12 July 2018, to allow photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments/sites (except 3). However, the 3 monuments/sites in which the photography would not be permitted are Ajanta Caves and LehPalace having paintings, and Mausoleum of Taj Mahal, ...

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Two months to maiden edition of ‘India Tourism Mart’; FAITH chosen to give wings to MOT’s Global Mart dream

MOT- India Travel Mart

Nearly after a decade long of deliberations and lobbying by two strong trade factions- Ministry of Tourism has announced its maiden ‘India Tourism Mart’. The trade members would remember that the two trade factions in form of CITI versus FAITH wanted to spearhead the India Tourism Mart. One of the former tourism minister has even chosen 12/12/12 as the D-Day for the ITM. But, then hindsight ...

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Best of Dubai experience, social activities awaits delegates @ 57th ICCA Congress from 11 – 14 November 2018

world’s tallest building

  Dubai Business Events, the city’s official convention bureau, and its partners on the Local Host Committee have unveiled an exciting line-up of social activities accompanying the 57th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress, which will be held in Dubai from 11 – 14 November 2018 under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of ...

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Delhi’s 30th Mango Festival concludes with massive fanfare


The 30th Mango Festival once again brought together thousands of people and their love for mangoes! The three day festival was a refreshing delight for Delhiites, who gathered to see more than 500 varieties of mangoes from the Northern parts of India. The excitement on the last day of 30th mango Festival doubled with the Mango Eating Competition which drew extensive ...

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