Category Archives: States

J&K expects to see 20 mn tourists this year, govt mulls 100% FDI for tourism infra: Reddy

Union Minister for Tourism, G Kishan Reddy said that Jammu & Kashmir expects to see 20 million tourist arrivals and that the government is mulling 100% FDI to create tourism infrastructure across the country with special focus on J&K. “In year 2022, 1.84 crore tourists visited J&K and this year, we expect 20 million tourist arrivals including foreign guests. Without private investment we cannot become a world tourist destination that is why we want investment globally and locally,” he said.      

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Need bilateral understandings with different states to attract more FTAs: Goa Tourism Minister

“We need to connect and ensure that we have bilateral understandings with different states and that is the objective behind going to Dehradun on the first flight,” said Goa tourism minister Rohan Khaunte. “International tourists who come to Rishikesh and Haridwar do not reach Goa. We thus lose tourists who have a high tourism spend. We need to tap this and see how exchange of tourists can take place,” he said. It recently signed an MoY with Uttarakhand to boost tourism.

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We are witnessing the so-called saver becoming a spender: Thomas Cook India CMD

According to Madhavan Menon, CMD, Thomas Cook (India), “We will see Indians travelling both short-haul and long-haul. I think we are witnessing the so-called saver becoming a spender. This stems from one fact of their confidence in the economy. This is not coming from anywhere. It is not just pandemic driven. It is also the fact that people are confident that the economy is growing, their jobs are secure, and they expect things will improve from here.”

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KAUDIA ESTATE: Gateway at this Boutique Luxury Property

Travel is returning with a vengeance-as people look forward to reconnecting, exploring new destinations, and revisiting reliable favorites. Many people simply want to get away from the confines of their homes. Take in the crisp mountain air at this boutique luxury property in Uttarakhand.  The estate offers many places for you to relax, eat home-cooked meals, or just read your favorite book under the shade of the decks and gardens around it. Each of these three villas features warm wooden interiors that contrast with a cool blue view. Sizeable windows look out to fruit trees, flowers, and snow-capped Himalayas. Guests are given access to entire 4800sq ft villas, which consist of three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an attic room, a living room, a fully-functional private kitchen, a dining room, and private balconies. But the real showstopper here is the solarium, where you can dine under the stars or simply soak in the sun’s warmth while enjoying the feeling of being outdoors. During the day, the team can also set up local treks for you, plan a forest lunch or drive you to a nearby sunset point for an evening of soaking in great Himalayan views.  You can reach here within six hours, either by driving from Delhi NCR or Chandigarh tri-city, or by driving two hours from Rishikesh and the Dehradun airport.  The Kaudia Estate offers all the amenities that a luxury boutique property can give. A stunning setting of mountains and Kaudia Forest surrounds Kanatal Tehri, offering breathtaking views and scenery. This region extends from the Kaudia range to the Saklana range, which is still unexplored and therefore intact with nature’s beauty.      Arvind Srivastava, Co-founder  With over 30 years of …

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Will take back leased land if private players fail to carry forward projects: Goa Tourism Minister

With its plan to attract private investment in its premium properties stuck even five years after signing of the agreements, tourism minister Rohan Khaunte said if the project proponents fail to kickstart the projects, then the government would revisit its decision. “There’s no more waiting. If they fail to carry forward the projects in the next two to three months, we will have to revisit the 2016 agreements. People cannot be sitting idle with tourism properties, Khaunte said.

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