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PM Modi lists four ways to boost the tourism industry: Swachhta, Suvidha, Samay, and Soch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a new circuit house near Gujarat’s famous Somnath Temple. In his remarks, Modi emphasised that the country is taking a holistic approach to tourism. “Today, the 4S—Swachhta (cleanliness), Suvidha (convenient), Samay (time), and Soch—are required to boost tourism” (thinking). Our tourist attractions and holy pilgrimage sites were previously unhygienic. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed that picture today.

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WHO calls travel bans futile; recommends nations to lift or relax COVID-19 travel restrictions

The WHO recommended at the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on COVID-19 that, the nations should remove the travel bans and restrictions. As per report, they do not provide value and continue to contribute to the economic and social stress and further stated that these restrictions have been incompetent in capping the international spread of the Omicron variant.

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Thailand to resume quarantine free travel for fully vaccinated travelers, from February 1

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the resumption of the Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO) entry scheme, the reopening of the Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox destinations, and the reintroduction of the Sandbox Extension programme for vaccinated travellers from around the world, all of which will take effect on February 1, 2022.

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Development and tourism will make Meghalaya a developed state : Om Birla

In a message to the people on the 50th statehood day, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that, with the Centre formulating a comprehensive action plan for development and tourism, Meghalaya could become one of the most developed states in the country in the next 25 years. Dedicated efforts have been undertaken in Meghalaya for the development of infrastructure over the last several years.

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World Travel and Tourism Council India Initiative appoints executive committee members for 2022-23 with Dinesh Khanna as the Chairman

WTTCII, appoints executive committee members for 2022-23 with Dinesh Khanna, Executive Director,Eastern International Hotels Ltd, as Chairman and Deep Kalra, Founder and Executive Chairman, MakemyTrip as Vice Chairman. Dinesh Khanna takes over from Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Spicejet who served as Chairman of WTTCII for 2020-21.

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Sustainable Practices And M!CE To Boost Tourism In India: Rakesh Verma

Addressing the session at The India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai: ‘Meet in India: Emerging Hub for Business and Social Events’, Rakesh Verma, Additional Secretary, MOT said, “India possesses excellent convention and hospitality infrastructure, unparalleled cultural, natural attractions and a rapidly growing economy all of which act as catalysts to India emerging as a hub of business and social events.”

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IATO urges Prime Minister to help avert financial crisis facing the industry

The IATO wrote to PM seeking respite in travel norms and financial aid to overcome the crisis that, has worsened after international flights were postponed. Rajiv Mehra, President IATO, with 1,700 members, want the 7 day quarantine to be waived for vaccinated travellers with a negative RT-PCR report and urged the Centre for financial support to small and medium tour operators, to help save lakhs of jobs.

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Kerala launches ‘Fam 2 Malabar 500’ initiative to mark Malabar on the global tourism map

Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas unveiled the logo for the ‘Fam 2 Malabar 500’ initiative, that will bring around 500 tour operators from India and abroad to the districts of Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad, and Kasaragod this year to familiarise themselves with the region’s potential as a vibrant tourism hub.

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Gulmarg identified as an alternative skiing destination to the Alps: G Kamala Vardhan Rao

At the session, ‘Adventure & Wildlife: The untapped potential of Incredible India’, G Kamala Vardhan Rao, DG, MOT, said, “For adventure tourism, India will emerge as a major destination. Gulmarg is identified as an alternative skiing destination by international ski lovers as Alps are already saturated with traffic. While we have infrastructure but the international standard infrastructure needs to be created, to attract more skiers.”

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Madhya Pradesh Government offers 8 potential land parcels & 3 Heritage properties to set up tourism projects

Madhya Pradesh Government is offering land at 8 potential land parcels & 3 heritage properties in the state to set up tourism projects, through online bidding process on attractive conditions such as; long term lease for 90 years, minimum reserved price per hectare, 1% lease rent per year of the premium, properties can be mortgaged to avail loans.

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