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Digital platforms will be Critical to Revive Tourism Sector in India
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Advertisements New Delhi While the entire travel and tourism sector is witnessing an economic downturn, the first green-shoots are being witnessed by the digital platforms, who have a critical role to play in the revival of the sector. This was the emphatic message from all panelists in the Webinar on Digital Roadmap to Invigorate Micro-Entrepreneurs in Tourism Sector, organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India . Speaking at the event, Meenakshi Sharma, Director General (Tourism) in her…

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Increasing pollution is detrimental to ‘Incredible India’
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Advertisements New Delhi Ahead of World Tourism Day(27 September), leading travel and tourism associations of India have come together to appeal to the government to strengthen the packaging waste collection and recycling ecosystem; echoing cleanliness to play a vital role to attract regional and international tourists to Indian tourist destinations. The tourism industry will play a pivotal role in getting the economy back on track, once India starts recovering from the pandemic. In 2019, travel and tourism industry contributed…

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CM declares new ‘Heritage Tourism Policy 2020-25’
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Advertisements New Delhi With an aim to make Gujarat as one of the favourite destinations on a ‘World Tourism Map’, Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani today announced state’s tourism promotional policy, ‘The Heritage Tourism Policy 2020-25’. Chief Minister is determined to put Gujarat on ‘World Tourism Map’ with the mantra of ‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki’. To add one more attraction to the Gujarat Tourism, which has abundance tourist attractions such as desert, vast coastal area, hills, ancient and historical buildings, religious…

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Drum concert at Kerala Tourism’s online Onam a big hit
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Advertisements New Delhi Fourdays ahead of Onam, the Kerala government served a colourful presentation of the elaborate feast integral to the harvest festival, setting an example on safe celebration of happy occasions amid the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. A video released by Kerala Tourism on its Facebook channel displayed the culinary richness of the coastal state which is abuzz with the annual preparations for Onam, this time on August 31. The 18-minute audiovisual treat explains the variety in the…

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Tourism’s global council WTTC appoints ATTOI
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Advertisements New Delhi The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has appointed Association of Tourism Trade Organizations, India (ATTOI) as the nodal agency to promote and propagate trust with tourism businesses in the country, co-opting India into its standardised health and hygiene protocols for ‘safe, secure and seamless’ journeys and stays in the post-COVID world. ATTOI will ensure that the travel and tourism activities in India follow the norms under a ‘Safe Travels Stamp’ curated by London-headquartered WTTC, the…

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FAITH makes SOS requests to Government to support Tourism
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Advertisements New Delhi Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA over the week requested RBI, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Tourism, Niti Aayog for structured fiscal & monetary support to the tourism, travel & hospitality industry.  FAITH has quoted…

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Hotel Association of India pledges support to revive J&K tourism
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Advertisements New Delhi Hotel Association of India (HAI), the apex body of the hotel industry in India and an integrated hospitality industry platform has expressed steadfast support to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmirfor the revival of tourism. Speaking at the recently concluded India Global Week, Mr KB Kachru, Vice President, Hotel Association of India and Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group called on investors to consider J&K  for their new venturesciting quick developments…

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Former Tourism Secretary, joins Hotel Association of India as Secretary General
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Advertisements New Delhi The Hotel Association of India (HAI), the apex body of the hotel industry in India and an integrated hospitality industry platform, has embarked on an extensive restructuring exercise to aid the resurgence of India’s hotel industry in a post pandemic world. As part of the strategy, HAI today inducted Retired IAS Officer and Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Shri. Madan Prasad Bezbaruah as the Secretary General of the industry body. The appointment of…

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