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Akasa Air commences its maiden flight from Lucknow, the 11th destination on its network

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, today operated its first flight from Lucknow – the 11th city in its network, marking the airline’s entry into Uttar Pradesh. Akasa Air will offer daily flights on the Lucknow-Bengaluru and Lucknow-Mumbai route starting today. The first flight on the Lucknow-Mumbai route departed at 1100 hrs IST from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow. The airline’s entry into Uttar Pradesh was felicitated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath-ji, in the presence of Akasa Air’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vinay Dube and his team. Commenting on the commencement of the first flight from the state, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath-ji stated, “Uttar Pradesh is one of the leading states in domestic tourism and tourist movement in India. Our state is transforming into the most preferred investment destination in India and therefore, enabling new growth trajectories for shaping the vision of a new India. Witnessing India’s newest airline, Akasa Air, starting operations in Uttar Pradesh early in their journey, reaffirms my faith in the potential of the state in generating employment and ensuring economic prosperity for our country.” Commenting on the commencement of the maiden flight from Lucknow, Vinay Dube, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are thankful to the Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath-ji for his support on this momentous occasion as we successfully launch our inaugural flight from Lucknow, the 11th city in our fast-growing network. Lucknow is renowned for its rich culture, architecture, and cuisine while being a popular tourist destination, established textile and an emerging automobile hub. We believe, with the important work being done by …

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Opening land borders will allow more Indians to visit Nepal: CEO, NTB

Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board, has said that their government may soon open land borders with India so that the number of tourists visiting can grow. “There are immigration points between India and Nepal near Darjeeling, Siliguri, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Bihar. I have suggested to the industry in India that they make land transport packages to Nepal,” he said.

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PS Patel at Udaipur Science Centre in Tripura

Union Minister for Culture & Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel, was the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony of Udaipur Science Centre in Tripura. Late last year, it was announced by Government of Tripura that the state will have its first Science City by early 2021, while a sub-centre of the science city will also be inaugurated around the same time. Also present at the inauguration was Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais. The Ministry of Culture operates Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPOCS) which provides for setting up of Science Cities and Science Centres in all the states of the country. Science Cities are already established in Kolkata, Kapurthala, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.

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Agents on 18,000 km expedition welcomed in Lucknow by TTAUP

Office bearers of Travel Trade Association of Uttar Pradesh (TTAUP) in Lucknow, welcomed a team of six travel agents from Surat, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, who embarked on an 18,000 km expedition in the country to promote domestic tourism. TTAUP team consisted of Vivek Pandey, President; SMA Sheeraz, Vice-President; Mohd Azam, General Secretary; Sandeeo Srivastava, Joint Secretary; and Rajiv Arora, Treasurer.

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Air ticketing agents don’t fall under ARTO in UP

After the recent news of Regional Transport Office (RTO) warning travel agents in Uttar Pradesh to obtain registration licenses within 10 days, Siddharth Yadav from the Assistant RTO (ARTO) Enforcement Office in Lucknow has clarified that this license is required only by those travel agents who are into car and bus rentals. Air ticketing agents do not fall under their purview. Interestingly, registration of travel agents and tour operators is part of the tourism policy passed by Uttar Pradesh but which is yet to see the light of day.

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