Category Archives: MOT

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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Union Budget: FM calls for comprehensive development of tourist centers

Announcing the Interim Budget 2024-25, Nrmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India, said, ” There will be comprehensive development of tourist centers. The success of organizing G20 meetings in 60 places presented diversity of India to Global audience. Our economic strength has made the country and attractive destination for business and Conference tourism. Our middle class also now aspires to travel and explore tourism including spiritual tourism has tremendous opportunities for local people. States will be encouraged to take up comprehensive development of iconic tourist centers branding and marketing them at global scale. A framework for rating of the centers based on quality of facilities and services will be established long-term interest free loans will be provided to States for financing such development.”

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Promote lesser-known destinations

Venkatesan Dhattareyan, Regional Director, South, West & Central, Ministry of Tourism, GOI, said, “This year the National Tourism Day celebrations will be held across the country, the flagship event being the Bharat Parv, which is being held in Delhi. Besides that, the MOT has also been stressing on promoting lesser-known destinations. If you look at UDAN scheme, which has opened a new destination with flight connections etc., we see importance in pushing such lesser-known destinations. This will also take away the pressure from the mainstream destinations and these are places, which are interesting. We are looking forward to promote lesser known destinations through various events as well.”

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MoT’s new Coastal Odyssey expedition promotes sustainable, eco-friendly tourism

The new Coastal Odyssey expedition launched by MoT is aimed at promoting environmental conservation and bolstering security along coastal regions. The project is aligned with PM Modi’s vision of border area outreach and connecting coastal communities. The expedition, stretching along India’s 6,200 km of coastal border, marks a collaborative effort between Incredible India and the Indian Armed Forces.

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Developing tourism in Vidarbha will create immense potential for growth in hospitality sector: HRAWI

Lauding Maharashtra govt’s approach to boost tourism in Vidarbha, Pradeep Shetty, President, HRAWI, says, “Such initiatives not only showcase the natural beauty of the region but also create immense potential for growth in the hospitality sector. The Ambhora bridge development, coupled with innovative attractions like the light and sound show, aligns perfectly with our vision for Maharashtra as a nature-focused, holistic tourism destination.”

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26 Central ministries and departments to showcase citizen-centric initiatives at Bharat Parv 2024

The Ministry of Tourism is organising a nine-day annual mega event “Bharat Parv” at the Lawns and Gyan Path in front of Red Fort, Delhi as part of the Republic Day Celebrations. Being held since 2016, this year it is being celebrated from 23rd – 31st January 2024. The highlights of the mega event are the Republic Day Parade tableaux, dynamic cultural performances by the Zonal Cultural Centres and engaging presentations by cultural troupes from various States and Union Territories, food stall representing all the States and UTs, handicraft and handloom display and enthusiastic performances by the Armed Forces Band. The event is open to the public and entry is free. This year the Parv has participation from 26 Central Ministries and Departments showcasing citizen centric schemes and initiatives of the Government such as Mission Life, One District One Product, Viksit Bharat, Nari Shakti, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. An experiential zone through latest technology has also been setup to promote Dekho Apna Desh. Additionally, the event will feature a Food Court with stalls offering delectable delicacies representing the diverse culinary traditions of different states and UTs in India. To enhance the cultural experience, a Pan-India Crafts Bazaar will be set up, featuring handicraft and handloom stalls, adding to the richness and vibrancy of the overall showcase. Thematic Pavilions of more than 30 States/UTs have also been setup to showcase diverse tourist attractions of the country. Cultural performances by various Delhi based regional cultural associations will also be organized. Parva is also promoting Vocal for Local by the way of local artisans across the country taking part in this by displaying and selling their products.

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