CITIES AND STATES

 

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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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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How a grander Surajkund International Crafts Mela is patronising artisans, attracting footfalls

There is no doubt that the Surajkund International Crafts Fair has assumed a critical role in patronising artisans, not only in India but the world over. It is also an opportunity for artisans to circumnavigate intermediaries ...
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Tourism a significant employer in Gujarat, poised to grow, says Vipul Mitra

A converge of several factors, such as a steady growth on the domestic front, the labour-intensive nature of the tourism industry and an enabling policy framework are supporting the growth of the tourism sector in Gujarat, ...
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Destination Araku pitches for a premium experiential status

The second edition of the recently concluded International Hot-Air Balloon Festival at Araku Valley (130 kilometres from Vizag) was a product and destination-specific tourism promotion exercise. The uniqueness of the approach was in seeking larger footfalls ...
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Industry insiders bat for roping in commerce ministry, focus on the Far East

Senior industry stakeholders suggested various measures, including a focus on the Far East market, bringing on-board Ministry of Commerce, among others, as areas of new engagements for PATA India Chapter in 2019. Here are some excerpts ...
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Niches, thematic experiences emerging favorites for the new-age traveller, says Karan Anand

Cox & Kings has rolled out a culinary-based offering named ‘Tour to Feast’. It seeks to incorporate authentic culinary experiences, providing a fresh take on the destination. The newly rolled out offering indicates the changing expectations ...
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