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Maharashtra Tourism conferred with Silver Play Button Award by YouTube

Maharashtra Tourism has received a Siver Play button award for crossing over 1 lakh followers on YouTube. Currently, at 127k subscribers, Maharashtra Tourism’s community is rapidly growing through different campaigns, informative and engaging videos that keep the audience hooked. The content has crossed over 10 million views, and its Youtube family is growing rapidly.

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Kerala Travel Mart uses technology effectively, organises over 55,000 meetings in three days

Kerala Travel Mart has used technology effectively and intelligently to ensure that no less than 55,000 meetings, have already been scheduled at the event, shared Dr.Venu V. (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary, Kerala Tourism “This is intelligent use of Technology. It is this spirit of innovation and change that has kept industry improving from one KTM to the next,” he said in his inaugural address.

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Maharashtra Tourism celebrates Mother’s day week as a treat to moms in Bollywood style

Maharashtra Tourism organised a mother’s day event in Mother’s day week as a treat to moms in a Bollywood style. The mommy bloggers were shown around the Bollywood Theme Park created at Filmcity, Goregaon, on Thursday, 5th May 2022. Around 20 bloggers from Bloggers Meet Info (BMI) community participated in the event. The event started with delicious lunch treat to the mommies followed by 7D theatre experience at the park. They found it thrilling, exciting and entertaining. Most of them experienced 7D for the first time. In Croma theatre they learnt how film footages are shot, edited in VFX and the secrets of foley sounds used in movies to create dramatic effect. An AV on the history of Indian Cinema in a vintage Bollywood style theatre was shown to them. The participants had a fun time enjoying filmy performances of the troop. The park had huge beautifully created sets of different themes along with costumes of popular film characters on display for trial purpose. Dummy bollywood artists were also present to entertain them with their tricks and acts. Shreya Gautam, a mommy Influencer said, “We attend several events specially during mother’s day but this initiative by Maharashtra Tourism and Bollywood Park was truly a unique and entertaining experience. I really had a great time making filmy reels on the sets, trying the Jodha Akbar and Mastani’s costume, having a thrilling 7D experience and gaining insights of the film making techniques. The cake cutting was the cherry on the top since the organisers were considerate enough to get us a diet cake.” Stuti, another mommy blogger said, “I wasn’t expected such a hatake and quirky experience from a Tourism Board. My …

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KTM opens today in Kochi amid hopes of revival in post-pandemic travel

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the 11th edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) today, opening one of the largest tourism industry congregation in Kochi. The conclave is expected to boost Kerala’s revival of tourism sector through business meets over two days. It will have caravan and adventure tourism among its focal themes, alongside responsible tourism.

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Goa tourism to appoint agency for integrated management of beaches, says tourism minister

Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said an agency would be appointed for integrated management of beaches, which would include round the clock cleaning of the shoreline. “The integrated module for beach management will include tourism information centre, convenience centre, beach cleaning round the clock, surveillance cameras, proper illumination. Since police can’t be posted round the clock at beaches, the tourism department will employ personnel to curb illegal activities like touting, unauthorized vending,” the minister said. 

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Maharashtra’s Directorate of Tourism instructs Regional Officers for maximum participation in UNWTO Best tourism village award

Directorate of Tourism (DoT), Govt. of Maharashtra,   has issued letters to all the 6 Regional Officers (ROs) and 33 Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officers (CEO) instructing maximum participation from villages in Maharashtra in UNWTO Best Tourism Village Awards. As per the letters issued, applications for participating in the contest have to be submitted before 15th May, 2022, in English. To be eligible , a village must: Have a low population density and a maximum of 15,000 inhabitants Be located in a landscape with an important presence of traditional activities such as agriculture, forestry, livestock or fishing Share community values and lifestyle Villages can apply in any of the three categories mentioned by UNWTO: Best Tourism Villages Upgrade Programme Best Tourism Villages Network The online applications received will be evaluated on basis of the following areas: Cultural and Natural Resources Promotion and Conservation of Cultural Resources Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability Tourism Development and Value Chain Integration Governance and Prioritization of Tourism Infrastructure and Connectivity Health, Safety and Security Milind Borikar, Director, Directorate of Tourism (DoT) informed, “We have given instructions to appoint officers/staff at Panchayat Samiti level to help villages in filling the online applications. Last year when UNWTO had launched this award, Pochampally village of Telangana had bagged it. This year we are trying for maximum number of participants from Maharashtra.” For more information, please visit www.unwto.org/tourism-villages/en/

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After a gap of two years, Kerala Tourism organises first B2B meet in Madrid and Milan

After a gap of two years, Kerala Tourism organised its first B2B meet in the Spanish capital Madrid and the Italian city of Milan, showcasing a range of its new tourism initiatives and popular destinations before the leading stakeholders of tourism and hospitality industry in the two European cities. Kerala participated in BIT Milan Trade Fair to build confidence in the market and include the state back in the itineraries of tourists from the European continent 

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Tourism is the backbone of the Uttarakhand’s economy, CM calls for collective effort to boost it

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said tourism is the backbone of the state’s economy and called for a collective effort to boost it. “Tourism promotion was at the root of Uttarakhand’s movement for statehood. It is the backbone of our economy. We have to work collectively to strengthen our tourism and hospitality industry,” Dhami said addressing a tourism and hospitality conference. He further said tourism will play a key role in catapulting Uttarakhand among the leading states of the country when it celebrates the silver jubilee of its existence in 2025. 

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Rajasthan Tourism to organise 2nd Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart from July 22-24, 2022 in Jaipur

The Department of Tourism of Rajasthan Government on Wednesday signed an MoU with the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR) for organizing the Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart (RDTM) 2022. The MoU was signed between the Director of Tourism, Nishant Jain and the President of FHTR, Apurv Kumar in the presence of Principal Secretary, Tourism, Gayatri Rathore. She Rathore said that the objective of the MoU is to promote Rajasthan as the most favourable tourist destination nationally and informed that the second edition of RDTM will be organized from July 22-24, 2022 at Birla auditorium, Jaipur.

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