Tourism Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Cabinet approves MoU between India and South Korea for strengthening cooperation in Tourism

The Union Cabinet Narendra Modi has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. Objectives of MoU Expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector Increase exchange of information and data related to tourism Encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including hotels and tour operators Establish ..

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