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Central govt grants approval for airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The central government has granted in-principle approval for a Greenfield Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the growing flying requirements of the NCR region. Announcing this at a press conference in New Delhi, Minister for Civil Aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the air traffic in the NCR region is growing […]

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India projects a strong growth for MICE segment by 2020

India is estimated to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and MICE tourists annually by 2020. The projected market growth was accounted by the Ministry of Tourism’s official outbound tourism figures specifically for India’s current 1.5 million outbound MICE travellers and 3.6 million outbound luxury travellers. As calculated by MasterCard, both markets are forecast to grow […]

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Maharashtra Government inks MoU with Airbnb

Maharashtra Tourism has signed a MoU with Airbnb to promote affordable accommodation and genuine local experiences to boost tourism in the state. Airbnb and the Government of Maharashtra will come together to boost tourism in the state by utilising Airbnb’s global lodging platform. Airbnb would assist home stays across Maharashtra by bringing them onto its […]

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Air India to start non-stop flight service between Delhi & Stockholm

Air India has announced non-stop flight services between Delhi and Stockholm, starting from August 15, 2017. The services will be operated thrice a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with each flight taking approximately around eight hours. The flight will depart from Delhi at 1400 hrs (IST) and arrive in Stockholm at 1820 hrs (CET). […]

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Jammu and Kashmir government offers 50% rebate to boost tourism

The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has announced massive rebates to boost tourist arrivals to the valley. “Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) will provide 50% rebate on lodging and transport charges or even on total packages in some cases to the tourists visiting the Valley,” said Ghulam Jeelani Zagar, Deputy Director of […]

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Dr Mahesh Sharma chairs 3rd meeting on medical & wellness tourism

The third meeting of the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board was held recently under the Chairmanship of Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture. The meeting was attended by Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, other senior government officials and members of the Board comprising of stakeholders in the […]

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Centre looking at options to make Air India profitable: Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha has said that the government is looking at ‘alternatives’ available to make Air India and other public sector units more competitive and profitable. “Our objective is to transform the public sector carrier to a great global airline and we are doing whatever possible in this regard,” the […]

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Aviation sector in India emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With 19% growth in domestic passenger traffic from about 6.1 crore in 2014 to 10 crore in 2016-17, India is now the third largest aviation market in the world, with the promise […]

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Kerala signs MoU with SilkAir to promote tourism in the state

To jointly promote tourism to Kerala to priority markets like Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan and Singapore, the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala has signed a one year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SilkAir in the presence of Kadakampalli Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala. “Department of Tourism has been looking for […]

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Punjab to pen down cultural policy with a focus on film tourism

Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister of Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, recently presided over a brainstorming meeting with the prominent personalities of art, literary and cultural sectors at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. The meeting aimed to connect youth with the rich heritage of Punjab, preserving Punjabi culture and giving a boost to the tourism sector in […]

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