Tourism

First Swadesh Darshan project in Sikkim ready to welcome discerning domestic tourists

Ministry of Tourism

K J Alphons inaugurates the First Swadesh Darshan project in K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the project “Development of North East Circuit: Rangpo– Rorathang- Aritar- Phadamchen- Nathang-Sherathang- Tsongmo- Gangtok-Phodong- Mangan- Lachung-Yumthang- Lachen- Thangu-Gurudongmer- Mangan- Gangtok-Tuminlingee- Singtam” in the presence of Ugen T. Gyatso, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Sikkim in Gangtok, Sikkim on 31st January 2019. The ...

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India to increase its share of US Outbound travel market emerges ‘Best in Show’ @ NYTTS 2019

Yogendra Tripathi

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India participated as the ‘ Presenting Partner’ in the New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS 2019) organised at Jacob K Javits Centre, New York with a view to scale up its tourism promotional efforts in the US, enhance India’s visibility and to increase its share of US Outbound travel market. A high level delegation ...

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GOA gears up for its vibrant global carnival starting March 2019

GOA CARNAVAL March 2019

Goa is gearing up for Carnaval 2019, which is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. Carnaval would begin on 2ndMarch starting from Panjim, 3rd March at Margao, 4th March  at Vasco and Ponda and 5th March at  Mapusa, Morjim and Curchorem. This year Carnaval is expected to be bigger with an increase in the number of  floats. ...

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Explore South Korea like a celebrity in 2019 with niche Cox & Kings itineraries

Anukreethy Vas and Meenakshi Chaudhary

Cox & Kings, the leading tour operator with operations across continents in association with Korea Tourism Organisation, Gyeonggi Tourism Organisation, Jeju Tourism Organisation & Seoul Tourism Organisation unveils their itinerary of the magnificent trip of fbb Colors Femina Miss India Winners 2018, with an aim to make South Korea as one of the known tourist destination. Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) ...

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MEA’s 51st edition of Know India Programmes (KIP) showcases Indian culture and heritage to forty young participants from 8 countries

MEA

Participants of 51st edition of Know India Programmes (KIP) called on the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, in New Delhi on 8th January 2019. This edition of KIP has been scheduled from January 5thto 29thJanuary, 2019 in partnership with Gujarat. The participants will also visit Gujarat for 10-days from January 10thto 19thJanuary, 2019. There are forty participants, of ...

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MHA approves new tourist and trekking routes in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

Phyang Leh Ladakh

Buoyed by the success of many tourism initiatives under Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015, the Government of J&K has taken yet another leap by proposing to open up more tourists/trekking routes in the region of Ladakh with the aim of recapturing the glory, rich culture and beauty of the region. With the objective of giving fillip to the tourism sector and ...

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Malaysia eye 12% incremental of passenger’s load from India in 2019

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia, YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik

The “Malaysia Fantastic Deals” package was launched on 13 December 2018 to promote more value-for-money holiday packages to Malaysia for tourists from India. The campaign was officiated by Tuan Syed Yahya Syed Othman, Director of Package Development Division, Tourism Malaysia, and Manoj Mehta, Country manager, Malindo Air. The initiative sees Tourism Malaysia in partnership with Malindo Air and several popular hotels ...

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‘Haj 2019 likely to witness growth in women applying for Haj without Mehram’

Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Government of India Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,  and Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten signed bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia at Jeddah on 13 December 2018. Naqvi said that the Saudi Arabia Government has always played active and effective role to ensure ...

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Cox & Kings powers ‘Tour to Feast’ to redefine Indian Culinary Tourism

unique culinary tours in India crafted by hand-picked food experts

Indian cuisine is as diverse as the country itself! Each state has a distinctive culinary journey that reflects the rich cultural identity and fascinating history of India.  Tour to Feast, powered by Cox & Kings was launched to introduce travelers to unique handcrafted delicious journeys across India’s most popular culinary destinations, with a slice of history. Each of these journeys is ...

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Singapore Tourism Board partners Ola to drive more Indian visitors home, build on ‘Passion Made Possible Possible’ campaign

Ola says SINGAPORE

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today announced a partnership with one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, Ola. As a part of this partnership, Ola will run a campaign from 1 to 15 December 2018 on its platforms across 19 cities in West and Central India for its customers to win a trip to Singapore. Ola users will have to take a ...

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2018 witness Asia and the Pacific lead world tourism: UNWTO

2018 growth in Tourism spend in Top Global destinations

The latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) show that international tourist arrivals grew 5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018. This reflects continued strong demand in a favourable overall economic context.  All world regions enjoyed robust growth in international tourism in the first nine months of this year, fuelled by solid demand ...

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SATTE Awards 2019 3rd edition categories and nominations open till 15th December 2018

Nominations for SATTE 2019 awards

SATTE Awards organised by UBM India alongside SATTE Exhibition is all set for its 3rd Edition to be held on 17th January 2019 in Greater Noida, to honour the best of the Travel & Tourism industry. SATTE Awards 2019 features the following categories Categories Sub-Category Innovation in Hotel Design 1. Luxury 2. Boutique 3. Budget 4. Heritage Innovation in Hotel ...

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