Category Archives: MOT

Ahead of GTIS, two-day government meeting to brainstorm on boosting India tourism: Reddy

Union Minister For Culture, Tourism and Development Of Northeastern Region (DoNER) said, “A two-day brainstorming meeting is scheduled to take place in February or March before the Global Travel and Tourism Summit (GTIS), during which the Ministry and state governments will discuss the necessary steps to enhance tourism in India.” 

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‘Next tourism working group meeting to draw roadmap for deliberations on 5 key priorities’: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism has said that  based on the discussions at the last G-20 tourism working group meeting,  the members will distill the proceedings and draw the roadmap for further deliberations  on the 5 priorities at the next working group meeting which will be held in April at Siliguri.

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1st Global Tourism Investment Summit now to be held in May 17-19, 2023 instead of April

The Tourism Ministry will organise 1st Global Tourism Invest Summit from the 17th to 19th of May this year in New Delhi to showcase opportunities in the tourism sector. The Summit was supposed to be held in April 10-12, 2023. It will deliberate on potential opportunities for investment across tourism segments including hotels and restaurants, adventure and eco-tourism, cruise and other related tourism sectors. Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy has the Government is focussing on connectivity, civic infrastructure, tourist amenities and soft infrastructure to promote and develop the tourism sector. The Minister said, with India hosting G-20 Presidency, the Government is also working with State governments, local bodies and other ministries to attract foreign tourists. Reddy said the Government is providing foreign language training to taxi drivers and tourist guides to help foreign delegates understand the rich culture of the country with ease.

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India built tourism infrastructure worth Rs 7,000 crore in last 8 years: GK Reddy

In the last eight-and-a-half years, India built extensive tourism infrastructure worth nearly Rs 7,000 crore to improve the experiences of tourists, Union Tourism Minister G.K. Reddy has said. He added that India is also nurturing and developing young ambassadors through YUVA Tourism Clubs in schools and colleges and listed several initiatives taken to boost the industry, including short-term hospitality courses.

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States can aim for bigger share of ₹440 lakh cr tourism, travel, leisure and wellness industry: Kant

Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, India, has said that Global M!CE business is worth ₹52 lakh crore today. “G20 events offer states an opportunity to showcase their capability to host such events. Similarly, through proactive measures, states can hope for a bigger share of the ₹440 lakh crore global tourism, travel, leisure and wellness industry.”

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