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Rural tourism answer to India’s quest for growth, employment in the hinterland, suggest segment biggies

The inaugural edition of Rural Tourism Day brought together champions of the segment, who suggested implementing Gandhi's ideals of village sufficiency in full earnest. They insisted on harnessing the innate potential of ...
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Localised content, rise in first-time flyers big takeaways from 2018, says Aloke Bajpai

With growth increasingly being driven by secondary and tertiary markets, localised content and regional languages are gaining prominence, says Aloke Bajpai, CEO and Co-Founder, ixigo. He believes that artificial intelligence, virtual reality, ...
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Tourism gains more prominence in NITI Aayog’s vision for ‘New India@75’ 

NITI Aayog has come up with a comprehensive document, more a vision statement for India when it will celebrate its 75th year of independence in 2022. The document has been prepared after ...
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Expect cruise tourism to go big in 2 years; niche market set to grow, notes Neelu Singh

Tourism is in for heady days, believes Neelu Singh, CEO, Ezeego1.com. The focus on infrastructure, success of RCS-UDAN in adding new destinations on the aviation map, and improving port infra are equally ...
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Internet, personalization and social media driving Indian travellers: Sharat Dhall, Yatra.com

In his ‘Travel trend wrap up report by Yatra.com', Sharat Dhall has listed out Virtual Reality, social media, and internet as major influencers in driving Indian tourists, within the country and globally ...
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CII Report reaffirms the need for diversifying beyond the long-haul for inbound

CII has recently unveiled a report which suggests a slew of measures to mainstream tourism, further integrating it to the national growth. The report has underlined the need for a concerted plan ...
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Tourism assumes a greater significance in India’s ‘Act East Policy’

That tourism would act as a crucial plank in India’s ‘Act East Policy’ is a thought that would find little traction beyond the boundaries of the Indian tourism industry. But it has ...
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Tier-2 cities gaining unprecedented traction, suggests KAYAK’s India Study report

Kayak’s recently released ‘KAYAK’s 2019 ‘Best Time To Book’ travel guide has given some interesting insights into the behaviour of the Indian traveller. The big finding suggests that tier-2 cities are gaining ...
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Delhi, Mumbai among the top ten cities in job creation via tourism: WTTC Report

The recently released World Travel & Tourism Council: City Travel & Tourism Impact 2018 - October 2018 report has given interesting insights into global tourism trends. It comes as no surprise that ...
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Growth in cruise numbers a prelude to the rise of cruise tourism in India: Ratna Chadha

There have some positive developments in the cruise segment. A new association has been formed. The government has been sounding positive and the y-o-y growth in tourist numbers have been more on ...
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