Category Archives: States

Carry the message ‘Investment ready North East’: Reddy urges business community at the NE festival

G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and DoNER virtually participated in the NE Festival and interacted with entrepreneurs and potential start-ups. With the visible and rapid development in the last 7 years, he urged the business community to confidently carry the message of ‘investment ready North East’ across the country and beyond.

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Kashmir records highest tourist footfall in seven years

Kashmir recorded the highest tourist footfall of decade with a total of 1,27,605 tourists in November in 2021. According to J&K govt officials, the number is more than all the figures in the month in the past seven years. As per officials, only 6327 tourists visited Kashmir in November 2020 which is a lot lesser than the present number of nearly 1,27,000. Dr GN Itoo, Director, Kashmir Tourism, revealed that almost 1,27,000 tourists visited in November and almost 93,000 tourists visited in October and that it is the first time in the past seven years that Kashmir recorded such large numbers of tourists in these two months.

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Kashmir’s tourism department establishes emergency helpline service for tourists seeking help during weather emergency

In view of the weather advisory issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the Directorate of Tourism Kashmir has established an emergency 24×7 helpline number service to facilitate the tourists seeking help during any emergency arising due to inclement weather, rain or snowfall in the valley.

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No night curfew for now as it may affect tourism, says Goa CM

The Goa govt. has decided, not to implement a night curfew for the time being in order to protect the tourism industry during the Christmas-New Year festival season. Pramod Sawant, CM, stated, “As a tourism destination, imposing an immediate night curfew is not realistic. We’ll need some time. Tourists have been urged to exercise extreme caution.”

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G Krishan Reddy meets tourism stakeholders in Goa to discuss promotion of tourism in the state

G Krishan Reddy, Union Minister For Culture, Tourism And Development Of North Eastern Region holds interactive meeting with various tourism stakeholders of Goa along with Department of Tourism, Goa, to discusskey issues pertaining to promotion of tourism in the state and various developmental initiatives & welfare programs of the government. Shripad Y. Naik, Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism Govt. Of India was also a part of the meeting.

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J&K to conduct roadshow in Thailand if things remain fine: Nasir Shah, IATO, J&K

Nasir Shah Chairman – IATO Jammu & Kashmir Chapter, has shared that they J&K Tourism has plans to conduct a roadshow in Thailand in March-April if international flights start by that time. “We have seen from our partners in other countries that they are ready and as soon as flights start, they will start coming back to Kashmir. We have a roadshow in Thailand planned in March-April, but it now depends on restarting of international flights,” he said.

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Madhya Pradesh offering one-window application policy to boost Film Tourism

In a bid to boost film tourism into the state, Madhya Pradesh is offering a seamless one-window application policy. The state has earmarked a budget of ₹225 crore for various tourism-related activities in 2021-22. As many as 45 shows, movies, and documentaries have been shot in the state in calendar year 2021 with an investment of about ₹200 crore by various film-makers, reveals Sheo Shekhar Shukla, principal secretary, tourism, and managing director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board.

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MOT to celebrate rural tourism in Pochampalli in Jan & tribal festival in Telangana in Feb

Rupinder Brar, ADG, Tourism, has said that on 25th January, 2022, they will be having a big event at Pochampalli, which was one of the villages recommended to UNWTO for rural tourism. “We are going to set up a nice big event there. Also, there is world’s largest tribal festival, which we will be celebrating in Mulugu from 16th-19th February. We are going to bring some interesting stories and activities from there,” she said.

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V Vigneshwari IAS becomes new Managing Director of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC)

V Vigneshwari IAS is the new Managing Director of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), taking charge from VR Krishna Teja IAS, Director of Tourism. Vigneswari, was earlier the Director of Collegiate Education, and is a Kerala Cadre IAS officer of 2015 batch. Shri Krishna Teja’s two-year tenure as KTDC’s executive head was marked by a string of initiatives that saw the state-owned hospitality major making major strides, despite the pandemic-induced challenges.

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