Small, smart and elegant: Radisson Noida

The senate @Radisson Nioda

The eclectic choices of services make small, smart and elegant: Radisson Noida a small smart upscale business hotel that stands out among its larger peers in the vicinity. Sanjeev Bhar takes a tour of the hotel to understand its business proposition and services on offer for the corporate segment, while it is trying smart moves to attract leisure travellers as ...

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Gujarat Tourism to get shot in the arm with greenfield airport for Rajkot and bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka

With aim to add tangible touches to his 'Mann Ki Baat', urging countrymen to travel widely across India to internalise and learn meaningful life changing experiences from its diversity-  Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi being received by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, on his arrival, at Jamnagar, Gujarat on October 07, 2017.

The laying of foundation stone of new greenfield airport for Rajkot and bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka in Gujarat should ideally had been claimed as part of the otherwise not so enthusing ‘Paryatan Parv’ initiative being run the Department of Tourism, since not long back it had announced PM Modi as its brand ambassador. But, then government departments can take long even to make good ...

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Start ups, Women entrepreneurs, Health care sector to hog limelight @ Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, will inaugurate the GES 2017 co-hosted by India and USA, which is likely witness 1600 delegates comprising of entrepreneurs and investors and other dignitaries at HICC in November 2017. File Picture- in which the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is seen meeting with Ivanka and other Leaders’ of G-20 Nations, at the second day Plenary Session the 12th G-20 Summit, at Hamburg, Germany on July 08, 2017.

A series of tweets from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in August 2017 announced that India and US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from 28-30 November 2017. Giving shape to this unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start ups with global leaders;  a high-level delegation from the Government of India and the United States met in first week of ...

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OYO-Yatra join hands to rev up online Hotel bookings

Yatra and OYO jointly are likely to experience rev up revenues coming form economy and mid-market hotels. Pic Courtesy: Yatra.com

The online travel portals (OTAs) have revolutionised the manner in which air content is bought! The quest for broad-basing revenues from non-air content, of which Hotels will be a leading component, is now the top priority for the OTAs. One of the leading Indian OTA recently launched a star studded ongoing television blitzkrieg to bring consumers online to book hotels ...

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Eco-Tourism part of India’s National Wildlife Action Plan 2017-2031and Secure Himalaya initiative

The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan launching the UNDP/GEF Project SECURE Himalayas, at the inauguration of the Global Wildlife Programme, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

Two documents – India’s National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) for the period 2017-2031 and Secure Himalaya were released on 2 october 2017. The Plan focuses on preservation of genetic diversity and sustainable development. The NWAP has five components, 17 themes, 103 conservation actions and 250 projects. The five components are – strengthening and promoting the integrated management of wildlife and ...

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Rajghat gets Mahatma’s bronze statue and Interactive Interpretation Centre

The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiling the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary, at Rajghat Samadhi Complex, in Delhi on October 02, 2017. Over 10,000 visitors daily visit Rajghat. Also the new Interactive Interpretation Centre on the life and works of Gandhi another new visitor attraction.

Rajghat, the Samadhi of the Father of the Nation in the national capital, has for the first time acquired a new feature that could appeal to the large number of visitors. Vice-President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a 1.80 metre tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the 148 Birth Anniversary of the champion of country’s independence on 2 October ...

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President of India inaugurates Shirdi International Airport

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind flags off the  inaugural flight of Alliance Air from Shirdi to Mumbai

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Shirdi International Airport and flagged-off the inaugural flight from Shirdi to Mumbai and also inaugurated the centenary year celebrations of the Samadhi of Sai Baba in Shirdi. Speaking in Shirdi, the President said that in our country, Sai Baba attracts people from every caste, religion, sect and class. Using simple phrases such as ...

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ITDC celebrates 51st anniversary with irresistible offers for consumers and dividend for shareholders

52nd Annual General Meeting at the Group’s flagship hotel property, The Ashok, New Delhi- chaired by Ravneet Kaur, IAS, Chairperson & Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation and the Board of Directors

Fifty one years into existence– is a very long period to witness fast changing hospitality sphere in an growing economy. From its inception in 1966, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism has come a long way from having executed the mandate to construct, take over and manage existing hotels and ...

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Srinagar and Raipur Airports awarded as best airports in India

Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, Board Members and senior officers of Airports authority of India with prestigious National Tourism Awards 2015-16 in Best Airport category jointly won by Srinagar International Airport, J&K and Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur, Chhatisgarh.

The Airports Authority of India’s Srinagar International Airport, Jammu & Kashmir and Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh have been jointly conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2015-16. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the award for Best Airport under ‘rest of India’ category at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27th ...

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Digital India’s new Incredible India 2.0 campaign to get market specific promotions and adds social edge

The President, Ram Nath Kovind lighting the lamp at the presentation of the National Tourism Awards 2015-16, on the occasion of World Tourism Day, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, in New Delhi on September 27, 2017. The Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics & Information Technology,  Alphons Kannanthanam, the Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism,  Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries are also seen.

Digital India’s cravings to be world best now will also reflect Incredible India 2.0 Campaign that marks a shift from the present generic promotions being undertaken across the world, to market specific promotional plans and product specific creatives, with greater focus on digital presence and social media. Fortunately, this came at hands of the first person of India, The President launched the “Incredible India ...

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India’s lines up refreshed National Tourism awards, Incredible India 2.0 launch on World Tourism Day

President of India Ram Nath Kovind  will felicitate the National Tourism Award winners on the World Tourism day at a gala event presided by the Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam at Vigyan Bhavan. In the Picture President is seen felicitating award winners on the Hindi Divas on 14 September 2017 flanked by the Home Minister Raj Nath Singh  on the left.

Fresh initiatives and achievements will be needed by stakeholders in tourism business be it DMCs, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, States, or any entity desirous of  winning the National Tourism Award in successive years. Yes! The National Tourism Awards this year will end the practice of same entities or states winning the same award again and again! Unofficially, it had become such ...

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Travel to internalise diversity of India: Modi

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in 36th episode of his Mann Ki Baat has readied a big punch for Incredible India 2.0

Incredible India 2.0 being planned for long is likely to get genuine thrust from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to the countrymen through his popular monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’. “The element of Unity in diversity being India’s speciality comes naturally to us. We feel proud of diversity but have you ever tried to feel this diversity? I would like to re-iterate to ...

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