Category Archives: MOT

Chintan Shivir offered stage to share unique technological solutions, sustainability in tourism: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has stated that the two-day Chintan Shivir offered a platform to all stakeholders to conduct fruitful interactions and share good practices followed across the country and a stage to share unique ideas involving technological solutions in travel sector, sustainability in tourism and responsible travel with the aim to take the benefits of tourism to the grassroot level.

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3 pillars must for tourism in mission mode: Active participation, Convergence & PPP

G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Tourism, lays out three major pillars for developing tourism in mission mode to make India the major travel destination—Active participation-to encourage competitive federalism among States and their participation in creating national strategies and models. Convergence of government programmes and Public-Private Partnership

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Verma urges stakeholders to work together for sustainability & change future of tourism

MOT organised the regional workshop on developing sustainable and responsible toruist destination, where Rakesh Verma, Addl. Sec, Tourism said. “Our key objective is to create awareness of sustainability particularly for sustainable tourism. It is important for us to understand what sustainability and sustainable tourism is. It is not only about the government, the private sector but it includes all the stakeholders who have to come together to make sure we are making a difference in future of tourism.”

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Tourism Ministry does not have roadmap to leverage G20 opp to the max: Parliamentary Report

A parliamentary standing committee has rued the lack of a clear roadmap from the tourism ministry to leverage the opportunity presented by its G20 presidentship to increase tourist footfalls. The report of the Dept related to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture stated the ministry should have set aside a budget for G20 promo activities.

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Monuments can be developed as interesting places for younger gen using AI, VR: Culture Secy

Secretary Culture, Govind Mohan said that the Ministry of Culture will develop 5 big cultural spaces in India where tourists can experience Indian music, dance performances, painting competitions, etc. He highlighted the importance of technology and said that using AI, VR and other digital techniques the monuments can be developed as more interesting places for the younger generation.

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We must profile foreign tourists coming to India and decide our target group: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the recent post-budget webinar, said that we must profile the tourists coming to India from abroad and decide our target group. “For people living abroad who can spend more, we need to make a special strategy to bring them to India in maximum numbers. Such tourists may stay in India for a short period of time but will go after spending a lot of money,” he added.

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