Turpal allows clients to use the application with their own branding

Farshid Rahimkhani, CEO& Co-Founder, Turpal, has said that Turpal is a B2B2C system, and big travel agencies dealing with their clients can get the app can branded and customised. “This means that you can have Turpal with your own brand. In fact, clients request us to have their own app in app store. The structure has been designed in such a way that you will be able to serve clients with their own brand,” he added.

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Government of India is now focused on promoting the move towards green tourism: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism, at the ITM in Aizawl, Mizoram, shared that sustainability has been a priority for the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector for some time, but it has become even more prominent due to the pandemic. “The Government of India is now focused on promoting the move towards green tourism. Green tourism has the potential to catalyse local economies, while also minimising the environmental and social impacts,” he added.

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UP to give govt owned forts on lease for use as heritage hotels &wedding venues: Meshram

Mukesh Kumar Meshram, Principal Secretary Tourism and Director General, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, said that the Government of Uttar Pradesh, is ready to lease forts on a very nominal fee for them to be converted into heritage hotels. The state is also open for hosting weddings at these forts to promote the destination and leverage the potential of the state.

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Nearly half of travellers can’t remember OTA they used to book their last leisure trip: Travelport

According to the Modern Retail Study, new independent research commissioned by Travelport, nearly half (46%) of travelers can’t remember which online travel agency (OTA) they used to book their last leisure trip. However, travelers who do remember the OTA they used, had an “above average” or “excellent” booking experience (78%).

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No need to fill Air Suvidha forms from today; Govt issues new guidelines

With effect from November 22, international air travelers will no longer be required to fill the Air Suvidha form, according to revised protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Under the revised guidelines of the health ministry, the submission of self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal stand discontinued, the aviation ministry said. It, however, added a statutory warning: The rule could be reviewed if needed in view of the Covid situation.

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If tourism contribution is increased to 10% of GDP, it can create 26 million new jobs: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism has said that Indian tourism industry contributes to around 4.7 percent of the country’s GDP and provides employment to around 31.8 million of inhabitants. “If tourism’s contribution is increased to 10 per cent of GDP in India, it can create 26 million new jobs,” he added.

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