CITIES AND STATES

 

Kerala Tourism banks on human-nature connect; new campaign a huge success

Kerala Tourism has drawn enthusiastic response to its recently launched brand campaign – ‘Human By Nature.’ The symbiotic relationship and harmony between human and nature is the essence of the three-minute long video. The global brand ...
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Now a politician, Farooq Shah promises to continue his focus on matters of tourism in J&K

Tourism was one of the casualties as Pulwama-attack and its aftermath brought India and Pakistan perilously close to an all-out war. Kashmir suffered the most as tourists steered clear of the valley, resulting in a near ...
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Global tourists, NRIs take to election tourism as India heads for polls, says Gujarat’s leading operator

‘Election tourism’ was a growing niche segment as Indian elections had now gained global significance, said Manish Sharma, Owner of Akshar Travels. He explained that visiting an ongoing rally, meeting political leaders and connecting with them ...
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Green tourism, culinary tours finding traction among new-age travellers, says Sharat Dhall

Increasing digitalisation of services is assisting companies in curating a more personalised, intimate experience for the consumer, writes Sharat Dhall, President, Yatra.com. He notes that culinary tours, green travel and insta-worthiness of a destination have become ...
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FSSAI felicitates HRAWI for outstanding contribution towards Swasth Bharat Yatra

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) was felicitated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) during the concluding ceremony of the Swasth Bharat Yatra held recently. The Association was recognised ...
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4th edition of Udaipur World Music Festival concludes with global participation

150 global artistes from countries including Israel, Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, Iran, Greece and Switzerland gave a majestic performance at Udaipur World Music Festival, featuring artistes such as Vibha Saraf (India), Albaluna (Portugal), La Dame Blanche (Cuba ...
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Kerala tourism surmounts floods, Nipah and hartals to rake up record revenue in 2018  

Powered by more tourists and higher spends from traditional source markets, Kerala’s unprecedented revenue from tourism in 2018 is a remarkable accomplishment. Kerala tourism confronted incredible odds in 2018. It was a year of Nipah virus ...
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UP’s focus on developing infra in the eastern region could positively impact religious, spiritual tourism

It is true that religious and spiritual centres in the eastern UP region are major draws for pilgrims and tourists alike. It is equally true that they have been neglected by successive governments, across the political ...
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Madhya Pradesh’s two-pronged strategy: new segments and an invigorated industry outreach

The central state of India has been a major driver of tourism in the country, attracting domestic and international tourists in sizable numbers. Its strategy has been simple, yet effective to say the least. The twin-pronged ...
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Interim budget skips the ‘T’ word, but industry gives a thumbs up

The government has laid out the interim budget for 2019. Union Finance Minister Piyush Goel’s speech in the parliament made no direct reference to the ‘T’ word, a contrast to PM’s mention of tourism (it was ...
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