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Kushinagar Airport declared International Airport

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the proposal to declare the Kushinagar airport in Uttar Pradesh as international airport. Highlights The airport was given international importance to increase domestic and international tourism in the region. Around 200 to 300 devotees from Cambodia, Japan, Burma and Thailand are offering prayers ..

Zoya Akhter receives IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020

Bollywood film-maker Zoya Akhter was presented the IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020, at the Asia’s largest film tourism event, 8th India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC), held recently in Mumbai. The Director was selected for her outstanding contribution to the world tourism through her films which were shot in Spain and Turkey.

President Kovind inaugurates annual event ‘Udyanotsav’

The annual event called Udyanotsav, during which the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be opened for the general public, was inaugurated by the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. The gardens will remain open for the public till March 8, 2020 between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The gardens are to be closed only on ..

Bhutan introduces “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists

Bhutan recently introduced a “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists, as there is a sharp rise in Indian visitors to the country. The lower house of Bhutan Parliament passed the legislation in this regard. The regional tourists, who were previously exempted from the fee were the tourists from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Now for ..

What is the Incredible India Road Show?

Incredible India Road Show is an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism for promoting the tourism sector of India worldwide by organizing roadshows that showcase India’s ancient culture and rich heritage. This promotes and helps in positioning India as a preferred tourism destination for foreign tourists. Incredible India Road Show has been conducted in various ..

Union Cabinet approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Tourism with Finland

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday, 20th November 2019, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Finland in strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism. Objectives of the Memorandum of understanding are: Sharing of knowledge, data, expertise, etc. related to tourism. To establish the basis for a cooperative ..

Bangladesh has the highest tourist inflow to India in last 3 years

Minister of state and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question, provided the country-wise break-up of foreign tourist arrivals for 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the top 60 countries. The total number of foreign tourist arrivals over the last three years has increased from 8.8 million in 2016 to ..

Ministry of Tourism launches Audio Odigos app

On the occasion of nationwide Paryatan Parv 2019, the Union Ministry of Tourism launched the Audio Guide facility App “Audio Odigos” for 12 sites of India (including Iconic Sites) for the benefit of the tourists. It offers Government of India (GoI) verified content with visuals & voice over support. The app contains an inbuilt map ..