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20 Apr 2018 Tourism

GITB 10th Edition ( Jaipur) Starts from 22- 24 April 2018.

10th edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) 2018 is to take place from April 22 to April 24 in Jaipur. 
Dr Jyotsana Suri (Chairperson FICCI Tourism Committee and past president FICCI) said that in a span of 10 years, GITB has gone from strength to strength and was now a force to reckon with in the inbound tourism marts. The main theme of this year’s edition of the bazaar is to focus on inbound tourism.
During the event -"10936 business to business structured pre-fixed meetings are to take place with over 280 foreign tour operators from 55 countries”.
Apart from Host State – Rajasthan, Tourism Departments of 9 States will be participating which include Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
Additionally report state that, The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Government of India, K.J. Alphons will inaugurate the exhibition on 23rd April. And Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje shall grace the inaugural session as Chief Guest. 

Source: uniindia

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21 Feb 2018 Tourism

Navi Mumbai international Airport to cater 60 million passengers annually

Navi Mumbai International Airport will handle six crore passengers annually.
Projected to be largest Greenfield airport in India. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the airport the fourth terminal of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in the presence of many big names like Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra; Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road, Transport & Highways Shipping and Waterways, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India; P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India; Dr GVK Reddy, Chairman and Founder, GVK; and other dignitaries.
"Navi Mumbai International Airport will be boon to the CSIA airport in Mumbai which today handles traffic equal to the traffic of entire nation 25 years back and is already saturated in terms of capacity.

Gadkari commented , "Costing INR 8,000 cr, JNPT's fourth terminal will further boost India's trade activities, especially on the international level through seaways. JNPT already contributes 54% of port traffic in the country. This terminal is a boon to Maharashtra and Konkan region as it will also provide employment to 1.25 lakh people in these regions. Further, the government is planning to handle traffic activities for this port through seaways thereby reducing traffic in Navi Mumbai area and be cost effective too. Also, the government is working on developing seaways to connect to Navi Mumbai International Airport from Mumbai."

Modi added that seaway plays a very important role in international trade activities and development of ports like JNPT is a sign that the present government is working towards opening doors of trade for the world and boost country's economy.

Source: travel biz monitor
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3 Feb 2018 Tourism

Renuka Natu appointed to promote Swiss Mountain Destination.

Travel representator Renuka Natu (RNTR) has been appointed as the India representative for Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG, a mountain destination in Switzerland.

In an appointment  Renuka Said -
“In the current year, which is our first year for Brunni, we will follow the traditional methods of marketing in the first two quarters i.e. promote and market through tour operators, consolidators, European DMCs and travel agents. In the second half of 2018, we will look at other methods of promotions.”

Renuka plans to promote Brunni - Bahnen Engelberg among the travellers who love to explore and enjoy mountain excursions. It is considered as the sixth product added to the portfolio of RNTR for promotions and marketing in India.

During the discussion when asked to Renuka Nath about the company’s expansion plans she said -
“Our primary efforts through 2018 will be to service the existing accounts in such a manner that we are able to expand our B2B client base in India through personalised training and hand-holding. In 2018, we will focus on strengthening our foothold for the existing portfolio and render the market better prepared for selling these destinations,”

Source-Travel Biz Monitor

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12 Dec 2017 Tourism

India-Asean country Connectivity through cruise tourism - Nitin Gadkari

Road transport and highway minister on Monday came with a big plan to promote Indian tourism industry by exploring the possibility of connecting India with Asean Countries through cruise tourism.

He said that he already had talked about this with the companies about the cruise connectivity from Singapore exploring the various option.

Gadkari said:

“We plan to boost cruise tourism from 80 ships per year to 900 per year. Cruises from India can start from Mumbai or Cochin and can go to Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia, saving Indian tourists time and money for specially travelling to Singapore to enjoy cruises,”


He also added, saying that India has already proposed a $1 billion credit to promote Asean countries connectivity through roads, air and waterways.The minister also address towards Asean- Indian Connectivity Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industry and Asian Indian centre said,

“The Asean India maritime transport cooperation agreement is being negotiated...An Asian Indian civil aviation task force has been established to see optimisation of air connectivity.”

He also pointed to the connectivity projects such as India -Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway project and also discussed about the establishment of marine transport working group with Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

source: financialexpress

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9 Dec 2017 Tourism

New Tourism Development Projects Worth ₹57 Crore in Kozhikode

The government to invest Rs 57 crore, implement new tourism development projects in Kozhikode.Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran has said.

Observing the good tourism prospect in north Malabar the Kerala State Institute of Hospitality Management here on Thursday decided to open the works for boys’ hostel.

The government would implement new projects that are beneficial for local communities, promoting the eco-tourism and cultural-tourism. All the projects would be scrutinized to ensure about the quality.Mr, Surendran the tourism minister said “ the government will work on girls hostel would start from next year” he participated in the cake mixing ceremony and distributed sweets in orphanages.

Cultural zone
After the cake mixing ceremony, the minister introduced about the cultural zone at the Kozhikode beach. The tourism department plans how to go head with the cultural tourism to set up two more stages to utilize them as permanent venue rich heritage for more tourism for the Kerala Literature festival.

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20 Nov 2017 Tourism

Bengal Tourism - Reward For Travelers On Sharing Experiences

Hello, traveller if you are planning to visit the West Bengal this winter. Here is a unique move by the  West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTSCL) has decided for his travellers who stay at the resort of the State Tourism Department during their tour, sharing their experience in the resort will give REWARDS.

The reward can be either in a form of cashback or as an attractive discount in the next tour of the client when he books a government resort. Travellers can share their experience on WBTDCL Facebook and Twitter page too through which a visitor can share his opinion and there is a dedicated team of officers who keep constant track of such posts.

Tanmoy Chakraborty, managing director of WBTDCL said -
 "The email id of the managing director and general manager (operations) are mentioned in the reception of every resort. Customers can always send their feedback or experience in the email which will reach us directly and we will keep a record,"
  
WBTDCL said -
“People touring different parts of the state or the country or abroad has a knack for sharing their experiences on social networking sites or on different travel websites and tour operators. Based on their staying experience in hotels or resorts travellers are encouraged to explore these places. We have decided to reward those people who will shower praises for our resorts" 

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