‘India’s travel sector to grow past US$48 billion market opportunity by 2020’; Industry gears up for grand 25th anniversary edition of SATTE

Brochure-2018-SATTE 2018

  India is truly an incredible destination, which still has a long way to go to attain its rightful place among the top visited travel destination in the world. As the most incredible show on earth- India steadies its act with much awaited Incredible India 2.0 campaign and the new tourism policy, its likely that by 2020 India is likely ...

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India’s Haj Quota Increased for the second consecutive year in 2018; revival of sea-route underway


The Government, led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year.  For the first time after the Independence, a record number of 1 lakh 75 thousand and 25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s Haj quota for ...

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Cox & King launches promotional packages to lure travellers and boost tourism in J&K

Dal Lake in winters

With winter snow led revival in tourism, state of Jammu and Kashmir, got another shot in the arm in form of promotional alliance with Cox & Kings, the oldest and leading tour operator with operations in 22 countries across continents. The joint initiative named ‘Free Fly to Kashmir‘ packages in its bid to promote Tourism under its domestic brand ‘Bharat Deko‘. The ...

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Digital India boost for Haj 2018 with Portal for private tour operators

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launching the portal for Haj Tour Operators, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Launching a portal for private tour operators (PTOs) on 14 December 2017, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi shared that the decision of the Government, led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to allow Muslim women for Haj without “Mehram” has been welcomed across the country. Now post the Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without ...

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Experts explore India’s North East and Developing Inter- Regional Tourism between BIMSTEC and ASEAN Countries@ 6th International Tourism Mart

The Minister of Tourism, Assam, Hemanta Biswa Sarma and Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Rashmi Verma at a press conference regarding the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017, in Guwahati on December 06, 2017.

Day Two of the International Tourism Mart 2017 at Guwahati started with a presentation on exploring North East by Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. This presentation highlighted the varied tourism products of North East region and the initiatives taken by Ministry of Tourism for development of tourism infrastructure, promotion and marketing, human resource development in tourism sector for ...

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6th International Tourism Mart puts spotlight on India’s Act East Policy & blossoming ASEAN ties

Governor of Assam is likely to inaugurate the ITM 2017 today. in the file picture seen is  Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu with Governor of Assam,  Jagdish Mukhi and the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati, Assam on December 03, 2017.

“6th International Tourism Mart” (ITM) will begin in Guwahati, Assam today. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with the North Eastern States is organising this Mart from 5-7 December, 2017. Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam will inaugurate the Mart in the presence of Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister Assam, K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Union Tourism ...

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Andhra Pradesh ups demand building for Tourism with ADTOI-2017 and IATO-2018 conventions as Vizag eye best Beach Destination title from Goa and Amravati Wellness Tag from Kerala

Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu to inaugurate 8th ADTOI Convention

Andhra Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu is determined to retain its leadership position as the most preferred tourist destination. As part of the tourism department of Andhra Pradesh’s vision document to promote steady and sustained growth phase of the travel and tourism sector and making the destinations more accessible, more attractive with many facilities ...

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Pilgrimage travel trends reflects new impulsive travellers with dynamic needs: OYO Survey

‘Connected Pilgrims Survey’ conducted by OYO with 1700+ respondents

A growing number of Indian travellers are seeking a holistic experience when they travel to destinations traditionally known for their religious symbolism. They now look for more experiences to club with their pilgrimage to optimize their travel. These insights have been revealed in the ‘Connected Pilgrims Survey’ conducted by OYO, India’s fast growing hospitality company. The survey was conducted across ...

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Railways to revive Fairy Queen with World’s Oldest Functional Steam Engine; gifts new Special Rajdhani between Delhi – Mumbai  

Steam Express hauled by Fairy Queen (EIR-22, Year built 1855), World’s oldest Functional Steam Engine and Guinness Book of Record holder,  between Delhi Cantonment & Rewari  to start today. It will be a twice a month service run till April 2018 and is likely attract lots of discerning Indian and Overseas visitors.

  It’s a cracker of a Deepawali for discerning travellers, who would want to relive the past era of Steam Engine locomotives and passengers wanting to travel faster through rail between Delhi and Mumbai. Indian Railways will be commencing running of team hauled tourist train between Delhi Cantonment and Rewari on second and fourth Saturday of month beginning from October, 2017. ...

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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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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:

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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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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