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’48 crore tourists visited UP in 2022 & 2023, thanks to improved law & order situation’: State Tourism Minister

Jaiveer Singh, Minister of Tourism & Culture, UP, said, “Uttar Pradesh has an immense potential for tourism, particularly spiritual tourism. Our government’s zero-tolerance policy towards crime has improved the law and order situation of the state that led to the surge of 48 crore footfalls in UP in 2022 and 2023, a number double the population of the state.”

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48 crore tourists visited Uttar Pradesh last year, the state has tremendous potential for tourism: CM Adityanath

Addressing the ‘Eco-Tourism Samvad,’ Yogi Adityanath, CM, Uttar Pradesh, said, “There is immense tourism potential in UP. Last year, the state witnessed the arrival of 48 crore tourists. UP offers a myriad of offerings such as spiritual tourism, heritage, and eco-tourism. An average of 1.5-2 lakh tourists alone visit Ayodhya daily.”

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UPTCL Indo Jaya Cup, held in Lucknow, will offer opportunities to expand tourism business in UP

To enhance the relationship of Uttar Pradesh Travel Trade Professionals with India’s and overseas travel trade fraternity and to highlight UP as a tourist destination, a cricket league was organised by UPTCL after 4-years in Lucknow. Eight teams from varied cities of UP participated. Rezbook Allahabad Warriors lifted the trophy.

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Sarovar Hotels & Resorts expands its Pilgrimage Portfolio; launches Tulip Inn, Shravasti, UP

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts declare the opening of  Tulip Inn in the pilgrimage city of Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, a revered destination for Buddhist pilgrims. The hotel is the second Tulip Inn branded hotel in India following a successfully operational hotel in Koramangala, Bengaluru and the latest addition to Sarovar’s existing pilgrimage portfolio of 09 hotels across leading pilgrimage destinations including Haridwar, Katra, Bodhgaya, Tirupati, Amritsar, Pavagadh, Badrinath, Ayodhya and Vrindavan. The opening is aligned to Sarovar’s strategy of expanding its footprint and driving growth across popular pilgrimage and tourist destinations. Located near Airport Chouraha, Katra Balrampur – Bahraich Highway, the hotel is 18 km from Balrampur railway station and can be accessed via the nearest airport Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow. Nestled in Tarai region, the hotel features 71 rooms and suites that epitomize modern-day comfort, Tulipe Inn – an all-day dining restaurant, an expansive banquet hall with an attached lawn, swimming pool and fitness center. Mr. Ajay K. Bakaya, Managing Director Sarovar Hotels & Resorts and Director Louvre Hotels India said, “We are excited to enter into a partnership with Orison Hotel & Resort and express our deep gratitude to Dr. Anil Kedia and Dr. SK Verma for reposing trust in us with their flagship hotel. We stand committed to preserving and celebrating the cultural ethos of the region while offering a contemporary and world-class hospitality experience.” Dr. Anil Kedia said, “With Tulip Inn opening we intend to fill the gap for quality accommodation in one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations. We look forward to welcoming pilgrims from diverse backgrounds looking for comfortable and relaxed stays while discovering the scenic beauty of the Shravasti and seeking spiritual growth and …

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PM’s push for states to focus on students and developing 50 destinations can be a gamechanger: Sunil Satyawakta

Sunil B Satyawakta, Director, Civica Travels (Uttar Pradesh), has said that Modi has been his favourite for his vision and in depth understanding of tourism and its potentials. “His address to Indian community and to the world on 28th September 2014 at Madison Square Garden, New York showed his brilliant understanding on tourism in India. His appeal to every Indian to bring at least five foreigners to India could have been anyone’s guess but was real motivating as it came from the Prime Minister himself. Coming to his post budget webinar address on boosting India’s tourism potential where the emphasis is on pushing the states to involve students and promoting selected 50 destinations can be a game changer. To add to it, the states should make Students’ Tours a part of their curriculum and marks should be given on the students’ write-ups about their study cum pleasure tours,” he added.

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37th IATO Convention in Lucknow in December

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will be having their 37th Annual Convention in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, announced Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO. “The exact date and venue for the convention will be announced by the end of next week in consultation with UP Tourism. Uttar Pradesh is changing for the better and is being developed like never before. With new destinations, especially Ram Mandir in Ayodhya coming up in a few years, it will be a huge attraction for tourists. Just like we promoted Amritsar and Varanasi internationally, we will promote Ayodhya and UP as well,” he said.

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Govt spent Rs. 18,000 crores on airport infrastructure in last 5 years

During the last five years (FY 2016-17 to FY 2020-21), an amount of Approx. Rs. 17784 crore has been spent by the Government/Airports Authority of India in renovating/building airports, according to information given by General (Retd.) V K Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation. He also said that during the last three years, Government of India (GoI) has accorded ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up of two Greenfield Airports across the country namely Jewar (2018) in Uttar Pradesh and Hollongi (2019) in Arunachal Pradesh.

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