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India should focus on attracting medical tourists from Europe & America: Parliamentary Committee

The Parliamentary Committee has advised the MOT that there is a huge potential for India to realize and aggressively advance towards attracting medical tourists from other parts of the world, including Europe and America. “India receives most of its medical tourists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nigeria, Kenya and Iraq,” it said in its report.

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New Delhi, Mumbai top airports with 36%, 15% foreign tourists in India in Q1

Ministry of Tourism in its recent statistics revealed that the percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January-May 2022 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (35.50%) followed by Mumbai Airport (14.58%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (12.27%), Chennai Airport (10.30%) ,Bengaluru Airport (7.55%), Hyderabad Airport (6.09%), Cochin Airport (4.96%), Kolkata Airport (4.22%), Ahmedabad Airport (2.43%), Agartala Airport (1.92%), Trivandrum Airport (1.61%), Ghojadanga Airport (1.46%), Tiruchirappalli Airport (1.16%), Changrabandha LandCheckpost (1.15%) and Amritsar Airport (0.92%).

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Swadesh Darshan revamped after nine key reforms, sustainability remains vital

Ministry of Tourism has revamped Swadesh Darshan Scheme with 9 key reforms based on learnings from the implementations. The reforms include Broad basing of central sanctioning monitoring committee/ whole of Govt approach; strengthening state level institutional structure; strategic destination selection; detailed benchmarking/ gap analysis; focus on both hard and soft interventions; strengthening of project implementation and monitoring; sustainable operations and maintenance of destinations; focused promotion and destination marketing; and impact assessment and corrective measures.

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State tourism policies must recognise sustainability principles: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, said that we need to make use of cleaner fuels. “State tourism policies should recognise sustainability principles and the Sustainable Development Goals in their vision and strategic direction for tourism. With the vision to create a sustainable future for tourism, the Ministry of Tourism has also taken various steps in this direction”, he added.

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Goa to have 1,000 certified tourist guides under IITF scheme

The government of Goa has set an aim to have 1,000 certified tourist guides in the state within the next two years after Goa tourism department adopted the ‘Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) (basic) certification programme of Ministry of Tourism. The plan is to enhance the travel experience of tourists in Goa through guided tours, and hence the state government has planned to train Goan youth and provide tourist guide certification.

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The 3Ts, Trade, Technology & Tourism, will be the mantra for 5 Trillion economy: DG, Tourism

G Kamala Vardhan Rao, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, has said that the 3 Ts, as far as Tourism is concerned – Trade, Technology & Tourism, the mantra for the 5 Trillion economy. Speaking at the International Cruise Conference 2022, also said, “The promotion of coastal tourism through beach tourism, lighthouse tourism, and cruise tourism will help communities.”

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