Scindia heads meeting to elevate immigration and security for international travel

Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia chaired an advisory committee meeting with airport operators, and key stakeholders to discuss transformative changes in airport interior design and technologies to expedite immigration and security check processes for international travellers. The meeting emphasized the common goal of positioning India at the forefront of air travel.

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Israel Ministry of Tourism gears up to shine at OTM 2024 in Mumbai

The Israel Ministry of Tourism is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming OTM 2024, one of the most prestigious gatherings in the travel and trade industry. Set to take place from 8-10th February at Jio World Convention Center, BKC, Mumbai, this event promises to be a pivotal platform for global collaboration, networking, and innovation. As a key player in promoting tourism and fostering economic growth, the Israel Ministry of Tourism is dedicated to showcasing the diverse and vibrant offerings of our nation to the world. Our participation in this esteemed event underscores our commitment to enhancing international partnerships, driving tourism initiatives, and advancing sustainable travel practices. During the event, the Israel Ministry of Tourism accompanied by 5 Israeli DMCs will engage with industry leaders, stakeholders, and delegates from around the globe to exchange ideas, explore new opportunities, and forge strategic alliances. Through thought-provoking discussions, insightful presentations, and immersive experiences, we aim to highlight the unique cultural heritage, natural wonders, and exciting tourism prospects that our country has to offer. Israel, with its rich history, cultural diversity, and breathtaking landscapes, is poised to offer unique and unforgettable experiences to Indian travelers. We invite you to explore our latest attractions and developments, collaborate with us in creating exceptional travel packages, and be part of our journey to make Israel a preferred destination for Indian travelers. Let’s build lasting partnerships and contribute to the growth of the travel industry together. Amruta Bangera, Director of Marketing, India, said, “Participation in OTM is significant for Israel for several reasons. It provides us with a platform to showcase the diverse and rich cultural experiences, historical sites, and natural beauty that our destination has to …

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Assam Tourism Development & Registration Bill gets state approval, ready for budget session

On 31 January, 2024, the Assam cabinet approved Assam Tourism Development and Registration Bill 2024. The state’s tourism Minister Jayanta Mallabaruah stated, “This bill will be introduced in the upcoming budget session of the Assam Legislative Assembly. We could not regulate tourism in the state because we did not have an act.”

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IATO appreciates increase in budget allocation, suggests organising more international publicity campaigns

Appreciating an increase in budget allocation to the Tourism Ministry in Interim Budget 2024, Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, said, “Though we welcome the increase in budgetary allocation to  ₹2,000cr from last financial year’s  ₹1600cr and mention of branding in the budget speech of the FM, we must remember that unless we don’t do roadshows overseas, familiarisation trips and publicity campaigns abroad till then we would not be able to draw tourist to our country.”

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Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Türkiye commenced the India Roadshow 2024 in collaboration with TAAI

The Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the Republic of Türkiye and Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA), in collaboration with the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), have successfully concluded the first leg of their mega six-city India Roadshow 2024, in New Delhi. The event held on 30 January at The Oberoi Hotel, marked the commencement of the roadshow with a grand kick-off in the National Capital. In attendance at the roadshow were 30 key stakeholders from Türkiye, including Tour operators, Hoteliers, and MCs.   The attendees witnessed an immersive exploration of Türkiye’s stunning landscapes, historical landmarks, and vibrant cities. The B2B sessions facilitated fruitful exchanges, fostering partnerships between the Indian travel industry leaders and Türkiye‘s esteemed suppliers. Prominent Indian travel brands such as MakeMyTrip and EaseMyTrip actively participated in this event, underscoring the industry’s enthusiasm for Türkiye as a premier destination. The presence of influential dignitaries, including Mr. Onur Gözet from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, along with Türkiye‘s Ambassador to India, H.E. Mr. Fırat Sunel, further emphasized the significance of the growing tourism relations between the two nations.   Addressing the gathering, Onur Gözet, Deputy Director General for Promotion, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Türkiye said, “Our shared histories, deeply rooted in ancient civilizations, have woven a narrative that resonates through both Türkiye and India. It is remarkable to witness the cultural commonalities that bind the two countries, fostering a unique connection that extends beyond geographical borders. It’s no wonder that Türkiye has emerged as a country of choice for Indian tourists, with iconic destinations like İstanbul, Antalya, and Cappadocia capturing the hearts of travellers. The foundation laid with the commencement of the six-city roadshow goes beyond tourism. It signifies the beginning of a collaborative journey towards enduring …

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