Tourism Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

UN Report on International tourism

According to the report by UNCTAD and UN’s World Tourism Organisation (WTO), International tourism arrivals are set to stagnate in 2021, except in some Western markets. Key findings of report As per report, stagnation would result into losses of $2.4 trillion. It highlights, tourism sector is not expected to rebound fully until 2023. It underlines, ..

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United Nations releases World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020. According to the report, the world economy is to shrink by 3.2% in 2020. The GDP growth in developed countries will decline to -0.5% in 2020. Highlights: India The report says that the growth rate of India in 2018 was 6.8% and ..

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“Dekho Apna Desh”: A Webinar launched by Tourism Ministry

On April 14, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism launched “Dekho Apna Desh”. It is a webinar that caters in-depth information about tourist destinations in the country. It also provides details about culture and heritage of India. Highlights The first webinar series is to explain long history of Delhi. It has been titled as “City of ..

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India to offer e-Tourist Visa fee based on tourist footfall

India will introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime for more than 160 countries based on tourist footfall. As per this the e-tourist visa fee would be higher for peak season of July to March and a considerably lower fee during lean period of April to June. The objective behind the move is to encourage foreign ..

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India Bags First Prize at the International Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019. The promotional films/television commercials produced as part of its Incredible India 2.0 Campaign by the Ministry of Tourism have received the awards: Yogi of the Racetrack. The Reincarnation of ..

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