Russia’s universal single-entry e-visa launched, stay allowed up to 16 days

Russia has introduced a universal single-entry electronic visa for 52 countries, including India that will simplify the process of obtaining a permit, allowing a foreign citizen to stay in Russia for up to 16 days in a period of up to 60 calendar days. In order to apply for an electronic visa, a tourist will only need to fill out an online application, which will be reviewed by the Foreign Ministry within four days.

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Tourism has huge potential, we will ensure best facilities, infra: Ajay Bhatt

Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State, Tourism, has said that tourism has a huge potential in the country. “We have endeavored to ensure that the tourists get the best facilities and infrastructure while they tour the country. Whenever we get a request regarding facilities, etc. from a concerned department, we ensure it is disposed of at the earliest. The police personnel are also sensitised to deal with the tourists,” he said.

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Scindia meets Oz tourism minister, talks about improving direct connectivity

Jyotiraditya Scindia met Roger Cook, Deputy Premier of Western Australia & Minister of Trade, State Development & Tourism, along with the Australian delegation. “We discussed furthering direct flight connectivity btw the two countries. Also, glad to learn about our shared interest in infusing environmental sustainability in the aviation & steel production sectors,” he shared in a tweet.

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STB expects 4-6 million international visitor arrivals for 2022, India amongst top three

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) expects 4 to 6 million International Visitor Arrivals (IVAs) for 2022, revealed STB in its tourism performance numbers for the first half of 2022 and expectation for full year. Indonesia (282,000), India (219,000), Malaysia (139,000), Australia (125,000) and Philippines (81,000) were Singapore’s top five international visitor-generating markets.

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PATA India Tourism Impact Contest: Win ₹25k for BIG Difference IDEA

PATA India has launched the First ever PATA India Tourism Impact Contest. The contest aims to bring into focus, what industry stakeholders feel, impacts their business growth, development and future outlook. Participants have to prioritise issues impacting their business and share one new and innovative BIG Difference IDEA. Three winners will get cash prizes, up to Rs. 25, 000/-. The contest closes on 15th August 2022.

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Tourism spots to be made at Telangana Irrigation projects

Telangana government is working to develop popular irrigation projects into tourist spots, including Konda Pochamma, Kaleshwaram, Karivena and Basavapur in Yadadri, revealed V Srinivas Goud, Tourism Minister, State of Telangana. The Minister was speaking after launching the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) at HICC in Madhapur here on Tuesday. Goud said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has accorded top priority to tourism development and has specifically instructed the tourism officials to develop tourist spots at different reservoirs across the State, he said.

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