Tripti Mehta

Odisha CM inaugurates Silver City Boat Club

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the Silver City Boat Club in Cuttack to promote water-based recreation in the Mahanadi River. The revamped boat club has been created by Odisha Tourism through OTDC, and is expected to boost tourism to the region. While infrastructure augmentation at the Boat Club will be undertaken in phases, it is said to offer activities such as jet skis, speed boats, day cruises, water scooters, kayaking, canoeing and scuba diving among other offerings.

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Singapore Tourism Board Country Partner at JTB India’s MICE Engage 2021

Sharing the idea behind participating in the upcoming virtual MICE show MICE Engage 2021 on April 28, Raymond LIM, Area Director, India (New Delhi), Singapore Tourism Board, says, “JTB India is one of the key MICE players in India and together with Singapore Tourism Board, we work very well to bring India’s MICE traffic to Singapore. We are privileged to be invited as a country partner at the MICE Engage 2021 roadshow – it being the first virtual MICE show of 2021 in India. This event gives us another excellent platform to re-enforce Singapore’s position as a MICE destination among India’s corporates. We also want to share our MICE support schemes that we has customised for the India market.”

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Spain Tourism to conduct next webinar on Costa del Sol-Malaga on April 15, 3pm

Tourism Office of Spain – Mumbai will organise its next webinar ‘Costa del Sol-Malaga: The Real Gateway to Andalucia’ on April 15 at 3pm, conducted by representatives from the regional tourism board. Attendees stand a chance to win Amazon vouchers on attending all webinars. To register, write to or 9650196532.

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Turkey to vaccinate all its tourism employees by onset of summer season

Türkiye started full fledge vaccination of the tourism employees in coordination with The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Health and Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA). Vaccination program will cover the employees of the airlines, airports, accommodation facilities, travel agencies as well as the professional guides. Vaccination of the entire tourism staff will be completed before the beginning of 2021 summer season. Within the scope of ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’, vaccination program aims to welcome international travellers for the upcoming summer season and ensure the health and safety of tourism employees and its residents. Since the launch of ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’ in June 2020, Türkiye has been following stringent health and safety guidelines and taking all necessary steps to ensure it continues to be safe. Before the opening of the season, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism started to work on inclusion of the tourism sector employees into the vaccination program to ensure that the tourism services in the country remain open throughout the year. The vaccination program is carried out meticulously in coordination with the Ministry of Health. Vaccination program of tourism employees started in line with priorities and within the scope of the ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’. As part of continuing effort to fight against COVID-19 and further enhance position as one of the world’s safest destinations, Türkiye is continuing to invest in ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’ which is one of the first and most successful examples in the world in this field. The Country has expanded the scope of the practice and made it compulsory for accommodation facilities with 30 or more rooms. Up to now more than 8.000 facilities were certified. As …

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