Category Archives: MOT

Ministry of Tourism starts destination based skill development training program at 7 iconic sites 

The Ministry of Tourism started the destination based skill development-training program at 7 iconic sites in Financial Year 2019-20 to train, upgrade and sensitize the local people residing near these tourism sites and destinations. This program is geared towards enhancing employability, in both rural and urban destinations and to upgrade the manpower servicing the tourism sector.

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Kurukshetra to be world’s most beautiful tourist destination: G Kishan Reddy

Union minister of culture, tourism, and DoNER, G Kishan Reddy said that Kurukshetra will be developed as the world’s most beautiful tourist destination on Tuesday. To develop this holy place, the Centre and state governments are extending every possible support. This destination will be developed as a tourism hub and the tourists from across the world would be attracted here.

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G Kishan Reddy holds review meeting with tourism secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh

G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region – DoNER, reviewed projects of Haryana and Punjab and functioning of the Central and State Institutes of Hotel Management. He also reviewed the projects under the Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India. Emphasis was given upon the need to work together to give way to effective development and promotion of tourism.

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15 government tourist resorts got no bidder for maintenance: AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC)

As per sources, the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation wanted to reopen the resorts closed due to the COVID outbreak, and had invited tenders to award maintenance contracts for 34 resorts in different districts. Surprisingly, the department did not receive a single bid in at least 15 locations. The revenues of the corporation depend on the reopening of the resorts.

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Kashi Vishwanath corridor, one of Varanasi’s best tourist spot

The temple city’s Rs 339-crore project has been completed in less than three years as planned, despite the COVID pandemic, PM Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath corridor during his two-day visit to Varanasi. In his address, he stated that a new history is being created with the project. He also urged Indians to make a commitment to sanitation, innovation, and an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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India’s scheduled airlines fleet of 710 aircraft is projected to grow to over 1,000 aircraft in the next five years: Scindia

In a meeting of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, said that India’s scheduled airlines have a fleet of 710 aircraft which is projected to grow to over 1000 aircraft in the next five years. With a new liberalized helicopter policy announced on 8th October, 2021, a significant increase in India’s helicopter fleet is expected over the next five years.

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India is leading the recovery of the aviation industry in the post-Covid era, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

A meeting of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation was held in New Delhi, Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, said that on 21st November, 2021 nearly 3.93 lakh domestic passengers took to the skies, which is nearly 98.7 per cent of the pre-Covid average. He said that the revival of the India aviation market appears to be robust and reversible. The Minister also said that India’s scheduled airlines have a fleet of 710 aircraft, which is projected to grow to over 1000 aircraft in the next five years.

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Rakesh Kumar Verma upgraded in rank, becomes Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism

Rakesh Kumar Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism has been upgraded to the level of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Verma is a 1993 batch IAS officer from Punjab Cadre. In a recent circular, ACC mentioned that they have approved the in-situ upgradation of many officers to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India, as a measure personal to them by temporarily upgrading the post held earlier.

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Cruise tourism will be developed on a mission mode which will greatly benefit Goa: G Kishan Reddy

G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Tourism, on his recent visit to Goa, said that the MOT is working in synergy with the Rail Ministry, Civil Aviation and Shipping Ministry to encourage cruise tourism under Sagar Mala. “Cruise tourism will be developed on a mission mode which will greatly benefit Goa,” he said. He also informed that there are plans to connect Chennai, Vizag and Andaman with Goa through cruise tourism.

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AIR BUBBLE AGREEMENT WITH AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SAUDI ARABIA, 7 OTHER COUNTRIES PENDING: Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation, told in Lok Sabha that India has sent a proposal to ten countries, including Saudi Arabia, Australia, and New Zealand, that is still pending. While India already has air bubble agreements with a total of 31 countries. International passenger flights are currently being operated in a restricted manner under bilateral air bubble arrangements with various countries.

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