SOTC Travel introduces special monsoon on breathtaking Indian and global destinations travel packages

SOTC launches Monsoon packages

Leadership is being ahead of the competition and at SOTC Travel it reflects in its launch of monsoon travel packages, as most of the competition close the peak of summer vacation bookings around May and June 2018. SOTC in its Monsoon offers has worked out special offers and great value for money deals for Monsoon season ahead. As a result, despite ...

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India outbound sees spike in Russia travel as Indian Football Fans make a bee line for FIFA?

FIFA 2018 has got Indian Outbound Tourists make a bee line to visit Russia. India Russia Bilateral Ties to grow on back of people to people contact.

Its a classic case-study of growth in bilateral ties between India and Russia. At one hand, post the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russia, Indian Cabinet released of Joint Stamps between Department of Posts, India and Russia Post (Joint-Stock Company “MARKA” of Russian Federation) to establish postal cooperation and strive towards mutually beneficial operational excellence in ...

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Tourism to be driver of sustainability growth need relook at policies: UNWTO Report

Tourism as a driver of Sustainable Development require change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour.

In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behaviour. Tourism for Development’ provides concrete recommendations on how ...

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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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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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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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DONER rings Ministry of Tourism to identify projects and fast track development of tourism in the North Eastern states

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh holding a meeting with the Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam, in New Delhi on May 11, 2018.

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh held a meeting with the Union Minister of state for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics and Information Technology K.J. Alphons on 11 May 2018. During the meeting, they discussed proposals for identifying ...

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Deepening India and China ties promises bilateral tourism growth for world’s two top leading source markets

The Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics & Information Technology, Alphons Kannanthanam at the SCO Tourism Ministers Meeting, in Wuhan, China on May 08, 2018.

India and China are among the worlds two fastest growing source markets for international tourism, which is home to most lavish tourists on most overseas destinations. As part of deepening bilateral ties, India and China had organised 2016 as India Year in China and in 2017 as China Year in India. Although the year 2018 had started on a slight ...

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Tourism Ministry partners Google for 360° Virtual Reality (VR) videos on Incredible India

Recently launched Incredible India for Digital India has Advantage of 360° Virtual Reality (VRto promote unexplored reasons on visiting Incredible India for global citizens and comes at a time when UNWTO Barometer reflects best ever boom in International Tourism.

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with Google India on 26 April 2018 launched a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) experience video on Incredible India. Describing India as a destination of diverse experiences, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, K. J. Alphons said, “India is an iconic destination that offers unique experiences of climate, geography, culture, art, literature, and food” ...

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Robust Growth seen in all top 25 source markets: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer

While all 25 top source markets witnessed enhanced spending on International travel- China, USA, Germany, UK and France emerged as top five  Spenders. While in terms of earnings USA, SPAIN, Thailand, China and France stood in top five positions.

Virtually all source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions. Both emerging and advanced economies fuelled growth, led by the United States which spent US$ 12 billion more on travel abroad. China spent US$ 8 billion more, consolidating its leadership as the biggest spender in the world. The Russian ...

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Indian railways with 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites set to dazzle @ World heritage day 2018 themed Heritage for Generations

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.

Every year, 18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day to create awareness about Heritage among communities. This year the theme is Heritage for Generations emphasising on inter-generational transfer of knowledge. National Rail Museum, New Delhi has chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Heritage Day. The focus shall be to foster dialogue and interaction between generations. For this, ...

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