Tourism Current Affairs, GK & News

WEF Travel and Tourism Development Index

In the WEF Travel and Tourism Development Index 2021, India has been ranked at 54th place. In 2019, India had ranked at 46th position. However, the country still topped within the South Asia region. This index is the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index’s direct evolution, having been published biennially for the last 15 years. Which ..

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Incredible India International Cruise Conference (IIICC)

Recently, the first Incredible India International Cruise Conference (IIICC) was organized. Who organized the conference? It is a two-day event jointly organized by the Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. What were the issues deliberated at the conference? Strategies for ..

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Vietnam Bach Long Pedestrian Bridge

The Bach Long pedestrian bridge in Vietnam is a glass-bottomed bridge that is suspended around 500 ft. off the ground. This newly opened bridge is the world’s longest such bridge. What is the meaning of the name ‘Bach Long’? Bach Long means ‘the white dragon.’ This bridge is 2000 ft or 632 metres long. This ..

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National Digital Tourism Mission

The draft report for setting up of National Digital Tourism Mission is published for feedback from the public. The tourism ministry has invited final comments on the draft report. Background In July 2021, an inter-ministerial task force for National Digital Tourism Mission was constituted by the Ministry of Tourism. The mandate of the task force ..

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Swadesh Darshan Awards

The Ministry of Tourism constituted the Swadesh Darshan awards in various categories to acknowledge the efforts made by state governments, union territory administrations, and various implementing agencies. Overview: The awards will be given to recognize best practices like innovative approach, achievement of planned objectives, the adoption of sustainability principles in design, planning, and operations, ability ..

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