Tourism

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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Srilankan Airlines an ideal global airline for Indians; celebrates 25 years of direct operations with its longest serving GSA-STIC Group

STIC Travel Group, GSA-Srilankan Airlines

Srilankan Airlines is an apt illustration of the important role a national airline plays in facilitating tourism and connecting nations. The benchmarks set by the airline as detailed out by Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager Northern India – Srilankan Airlines and Subhash Goyal, Chairman STIC Travel Group, GSA-Srilankan Airlines at a press conference held held at Hotel The Park, Parliament Street, New Delhi on 23 November 2018 speaks volumes about ...

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Commemorative coin and postage stamps to commemorate remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh massacre on 13th April, 2019

Amritsar, Punjab

Government of India has decided to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre next year. The Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma visited the Jallianwalla Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab on 23 November 2018 along with Minister of State (IC) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and officials from ASI and NBCC to review the ...

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7th International Tourism Mart in Agartala, Tripura from 22nd – 24th November 2018

41 foreign delegates from 18 countries will participate in the 7th International Tourism Mart in Agartala, Tripura.
Seen in a file picture is - Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh at the North-East Students Festival, in New Delhi on September 08, 2018. Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan, the Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with the Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and the North Eastern States is organising the “International Tourism Mart” in Agartala, Tripura from the 22nd to 24th November 2018. The event will be held at the Pragna Bhawan, and will be inaugurated on 22nd November by the Governor of Tripura,  Kaptan Singh Solanki, in the ...

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Arunachal Pradesh ready to welcome domestic tourists under Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema

Two important projects under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India were inaugurated at PTSO Lake in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh on 15 November 2018. These projects are “Development of North East Circuits: Bhalukpong- Bomdila – Tawang Project & Nafra- Seppa- Pappu, Pasa, Pakke Valleys- Sangdupota- New Sagalee- Ziro- Yomcha Project”. These projects were jointly inaugurated by the Union Minister ...

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MoT rolls out online Certification programme for Tourist Facilitators

Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme

The Union Tourism Secretary, Rashmi Verma rolled out the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme in New Delhi, on 15 November 2018. The Union Tourism Minister, K.J. Alphons, had earlier launched the IITFC on 27th September, 2018 on the occasion of National Tourism Awards function & World Tourism Day 2018. With its roll out, the participants will now be able ...

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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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