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Modi sarkar grants “In-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of AAI viz. Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru on PPP

Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC

The increase in domestic and international air travel in India combined with congestion at most airports, and the strong traffic growth at the 5 airports which were privatised over a decade ago has attracted the attention of several international operators and investors. The airport sector is the top contender among infrastructure sectors in terms of international interest. International operators and ...

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Outbound Tourism Spending from Gulf is Six Times the Global Average: UNWTO Report

‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report prepared by UNWTO and ETC with the support of Value Retail, examines the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – with an additional focus on the image of Europe as a tourism destination. It finds that per-capita international tourism spending from the GCC was 6.5 times higher than the global average in 2017, with expenditure estimated to be more than USD 60 billion in 2017, up from USD 40 billion in 2010.

A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017. ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report ...

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DoT to open five new tourist facilitation counters in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi

IGI airport International arrival

K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the Tourist Facilitation and Information Counter at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi, on 12 November 2018. The facilitation counter is located at the T3 terminal arrival gates of the IGI Airport. The Tourism Ministry is also starting Facilitation Counters in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi. Opening the facilitation Centre for visitors, ...

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India and Korea to sign MoU for strengthening cooperation in Tourism and Sporting events

Do Jong-hwan

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 November 2018 has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector, increase exchange of information and data related to tourism, encourage cooperation ...

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Clean Air Week from 1st November to control pollution in Delhi

SMOG 2017 in Delhi

A Clean Air Week2018 would be organised from 01 to 05 November, 2018 in collaboration with the Government of Delhi and the four major NCR cities to control the air pollution. For this, 52 teams have been formed to ensure compliance and safety and take quick action. The teams will be jointly flagged off by Union Minister forEnvironment, Forest & ...

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‘Safety of passengers must be at centre of Aviation sector as India thrives to turn third largest aviation market by 2024 surpassing UK’

Economic Impact Report- Aviation

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that safety of passengers should be paramount for any transportation service and asked aviation industry to place passengers’ convenience at the centre of all activities. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Economic Impact Report and Coffee Table Book encapsulating the growth story of Indian Aviation marking completion of ...

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Radisson Hotel Group’s unique ‘Make a Difference’ campaign for patrons to partner a charitable initiative

SOS Children’s Villages International

Millennials and all good hearted domestic or internal travellers checking in luxury hotels have an urge to contribute to the society- especially towards the unprivileged! Here,  Radisson Hotel Group’s unique ‘Make a Difference‘ campaign deserve due credit to dovetail an promotional event with the willingness of its patrons to contribute to the society. Working in collaboration with SOS Children’s Villages International, Radisson Hotel Group ...

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Indian Railways has deployed First Aid & medical facilities at all Railway Stations

Life saving medical equipments with Indian Railways

Ministry of Railways is providing the First Aid emergency care & medical facilities at all Railway Stations and in all passenger carrying trains for which Medical Boxes containing wide range of medicines, dressing materials, consumables, oxygen cylinder and delivery kit. The above mentioned items are available with the Train Superintendent/Guard and Station Master/Station Superintendents as recommended by the expert doctors ...

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Direct air services between India and Perth on anvil; Western Australia to appoint marketing representative in Mumbai

Jayant Sinha meeting the Western Australian Tourism Minister, Paul Papalia

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha met with the Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia on 24 October 2018 to receive further commitments from the Western Australian State Government to establish direct non-stop flights between India and Perth. The Ministers said the discussions were positive, agreeing there would be benefits for both Western Australia and India if a direct ...

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Lakshadweep, MoEF hosts STAPCOR – 2018 with theme: Reef for Life as World celebrates 3rd Decadal International year of Reefs-2018

protection of coral reef= climate change, El Nino

The International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs (STAPCOR – 2018) with the theme “Reef for Life” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan on 22nd October at Bangaram coral Island of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. About 150 delegates both International and National, are participating in this mega event at Bangaram Island ...

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MakeMyTrip, Best Western Hotels & Resorts join hands to garner larger share of India’s burgeoning outbound travel

Best Western Hotels & Resorts

MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel company, announced the signing of a global partnership with Best Western Hotels & Resorts, aimed at strengthening mutual business growth as India’s outbound travel gathers pace. Under this partnership, Best Western Hotels & Resorts will now enter into online distribution partnership for its global properties with MakeMyTrip, making the leading Indian OTA the biggest distributor ...

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PM Modi praises Maharastra Swacchh Bharat activities; releases silver coin to commemorate centenary celebration of ShriSaibaba

Shri Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited Shirdi, in Maharashtra, on 19 October 2018. At a public meeting, he unveiled the plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of various development works of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust. He also released a silver coin to commemorate the Centenary year of Shri Saibaba Samadhi. Narendra Modi handed over keys to mark the Grihapravesh of Prime Minister Awas ...

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