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Karnataka Tourism participated in International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR, Madrid 2023

Karnataka Tourism promoted inbound tourism, particularly its wildlife, heritage, culture, beaches, and adventure activities at Fitur Madrid, which was held on January 18 to 22, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. The main objective behind the event was to promote the state as an all-round tourism destination offering a range of services. Service providers from Karnataka were present at the exhibition viz. Skyway International Travels, Dhole’s Den, Mysore Taxiwala, Green Path Eco-Hotel Resort (Organic Restaurant), Gamyam Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat, and Cholan Tours. The Government was represented through its Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.), and Jungle Lodges and Resorts. The Karnataka Tourism stand at FITUR Madrid was inaugurated by Dinesh K.Patnaik, Ambassador of India to Spain in the presence of Kapil Mohan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Government of Karnataka and other stakeholders of Karnataka Tourism. Karnataka offers an exciting portfolio of tourism attractions that have earned worldwide recognition like UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Pattadakal and the Western Ghats. In addition, it is home to 35 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks, 17 hill stations, 320 kms of beaches, 600 species of birds, 40 waterfalls, 6000+ elephants and 524+ tigers. It is a land lived, ruled and enriched by renowned dynasties like the Kadamba, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Hoysala, Vijayanagara and Wodeyar dynasties. It is also home to 747 unique protected monuments, temples and palaces viz. Bidar, Badami, Gol Gumbaz, Aihole, Belur, Halebid, Mysore Palace and Shravanbelagola. Its 320 kms coastline is dotted with famous beaches and activities like surfing, parasailing, snorkelling and other water sports. Kabini, Bandipur, Dandeli and Nagarhole are the best places for Jungle Stays and to spot elephants and tigers. …

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No RT PCR required for international travellers at Karnataka airports

The government of Karnataka announces on Monday that RT PCR reports of international travellers on arrival at airports in Karnataka is not required as the Covid numbers are declining. Chief Secretary, P Ravi Kumar, said passengers would have to mandatorily upload the RT PCR reports on Air Suvidha Portal. Also, the international passengers will not be checked for oxygen saturation level unless they show signs of being unwell.

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Andaman, Gujarat & Karnataka seek urgent financial relief, write to government

Tourism stakeholders of the Andaman Islands, Gujarat and Karnataka have sought urgent financial relief from their respective state governments and tourism departments, while also suggesting measures of revival. Said representations have been made by Andaman Association of Tour Operators, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Karnataka Tourism Society, respectively.

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Sudha Murty donates ₹10,000 each to around 300 tourist guides in Karnataka

Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, has donated Rs10,000 each to 300 tourist guides from seven heritage hubs of the state of Karnataka that include Hampi, Belur, Halebid, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and Chitra. The latest wave of COVID-19 has left tour guides destitute, especially after the ray of hope that the opening up of tourism beginning late 2020 had brought.

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80-room Vivanta Hampi to open in Karnataka

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), have signed a Vivanta resort in Hampi, Karnataka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 80-room resort is a management contract with Dhruvdesh Ventures. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “IHCL has been a pioneer in developing new destinations and putting them on the global tourist map. With Vivanta Hampi, IHCL will create new circuits with Goa and Bangalore for both domestic and international travellers. We are delighted to partner with Dhruvdesh Ventures.”

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