African Tourism Ministers deliberate on Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development @ 61st Meeting

African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy @ UNWTO 61st meeting at Abuja in Nigeria

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (Abuja, Nigeria, 4-6 June). The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission for Africa attracted 18 tourism ministers from the region ...

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Sports In North East gets a boost with National Sports University Ordinance, 2018

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National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has come into force as the President of India has given his assent to the Union Cabinet’s decision to promulgate the said Ordinance. Earlier, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting held on 23rd May, 2018, had decided to approve the proposal of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promulgate the National Sports University ...

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India sets guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India

India is keen to transform as one of the best adventure tourism destinations in the world. Seen in the pic is Scuba Diving Experience at Port Blair for representation purpose only.

The Government is for the first time issuing guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India. These guidelines will be launched by the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), K. J. Alphons, at an event in New Delhi on 31st May 2018. The guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India have been formulated along with the Adventure Tour ...

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Indian Railways launches Next Generation e-Ticketing System under Digital India umbrella; adds pace to ‘Mission Raftar’

Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal addressing a press conference on ‘Mission Raftaar 2022’, a workshop of the Ministry of Railways, in New Delhi on May 30, 2018. Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani and the Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed are also seen.

In line with Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal’s vision to ensure better user experience by recommending best Information Technology industry practices, Railway’s Online Travel Portal –IRCTC has now launched beta version of its new User Interface, which has more user friendly features for easier navigation. The ‘Digital India’ initiative has paved way for government organisations to harness power of technology ...

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Suresh Prabhu reviews progress in ongoing work at 21 airports; calls for Civil Aviation- Vision – 2035

India is to develop its civil aviation in such a manner that it boosts tourism, logistics and create as many jobs as possible. Seen in picture are the Tourism and Civil Aviation ministers dwelling on building connectivity to all tourist attraction in India.

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation on 28 May 2018 reviewed the growth of airport infrastructure in India and called for preparation of a holistic “Vision – 2035” document. The vision document is expected to address issues such as congestion at airports, runways and airspace; development of unserved and under-served airports; ways and means to boost the air connectivity to small cities ...

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9th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ 2018 showcases amalgamation of Crafts, Cuisine, Culture & Art Forms

Ongoing 9th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ under the Ministry of Culture, is underway in Tehri , Uttarakhand till 27 May 2018. Ministry of Culture has organized 8 RSM’s i.e. 2 in Delhi, 2 in Karnataka, 1 each in Varanasi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and RSM North East in all NE State capitals.

Continuing its endeavour to promote India’s rich cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture has organised 3 day long diversified cultural festival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ festival which was inaugurated on 25 May 2018 by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, at Koti Colony, Near Tehri Lake, Uttrakhand. The North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala has been entrusted with the responsibility as the nodal ...

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UNWTO revs up its executive council with eyes on facilitating more jobs, investments and seamless travel worldwide

The new UNWTO’s Executive Council supports the priorities of the Secretary-General for his mandate and new management team

The city of San Sebastian, Spain hosted the 108th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) from 23-25 May 2018. During the meeting, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili obtained the support of this key governing body for the priorities that will set up the work of the organisation for the coming years. Likewise, the Council supported the new ...

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Public and Private Stakeholders bats out Nipah Virus scare from Kerala; no cause for panic!

All Tourists from within India and Overseas Kerala are advised not to fall prey to rumours surrounding the NIPAH Virus outbreak! God's Own Country is centre of wellness and one should not miss any chance to rejuvenate here: Message from Public and Private Sector! Pic Courtesy: Kerala Tourism

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda said that the government is closely monitoring the situation arising out of reported cases and deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kerala. The team comprising of Minister and Secretary (HFW) Preeti Sudan and DG (ICMR) Balram Bhargava has been keeping a tight vigil on the said developments and has directed for ...

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Has time come for regulation to cap peak air fares in India?

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha briefing the media on the proposed Passenger Charter and aspects of Air Sewa.., in New Delhi on May 22, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, R.N. Choubey is also seen.

With Ministry of Civil Aviation notifying draft Passenger Charter Defining Rights for air Passengers for Public Consultation, has time come to work out a regulation to cap peak air fares in India? Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, on 22 May 2018 had informed that the Draft Passenger Charter defining rights for air passengers is being notified for public consultation, ...

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NIDM Centre to help Southern States build infrastructure to tackle multiple disaster challenges: VP

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the souvenir at an event to lay the foundation stone for National Institute of Disaster Management, in Kondapavuluru, Andhra Pradesh on May 22, 2018. 
The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, the Minister for Law& Justice, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Kollu Ravindra and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Southern parts of the country are prone to multiple disaster challenges –  hence require the NIDM Centre to help these states build infrastructure to tackle disasters. He was addressing the gathering after laying foundation stone for National Institute of Disaster Management, in Kondapavuluru, Andhra Pradesh on 22 May 2018. The ...

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Hyderabad hosts National-Level Celebrations @ International Day for Biodiversity 2018

International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated across the Country with National-Level Celebrations held in Hyderabad

The International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 was celebrated all over the country on 22 May 2018. The celebration of the IDB under the theme – “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity” provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of and threats to biodiversity, while highlighting its contribution to sustainable development.  The celebrations have been organised to mark ...

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Aquatic species spotted after several years in Gangetic Planes: Report

workshop on “Ganga and its Biodiversity: Developing a Road Map for Habitat and Species Conservation + WWF

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari released the report on “” in river Ganga in New Delhi on 22 May 2018. He also inaugurated a day-long workshop organised by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the theme “Ganga and its Biodiversity: Developing a Road Map for Habitat and Species Conservation”. A database of Ganga Praharis’, ...

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