MINISTRY OF TOURISM
Maldives' first foreign funded project of 2021 backed by India inaugurated
It is the 1st India-funded grant project to be inaugurated in 2021 and overall, the 8th Indian grant project in the Maldives to be completed in the last six months.
Yediyurappa non-committal on reallocation of portfolios
"The plan is to do it (assigning of ministries to new ministers) after Amit Shah's vi...
RLDA to conduct virtual roadshows on the redevelopment of the New Delhi railway station
These roadshows will be organized online from January...
ITC tanks on new cigarette policy; analysts say long-term story intact
Major policy changes proposed in the draft bill include increasing the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 years, a complete ban on public smoking and a ban on sale of loose cigarettes.
There is a free media in India: MEA on Chinese embassy's Taiwan guidelines to journalists
The spokesperson said this when asked for comments about a letter sent to journalists by the Chinese embassy that called for honouring the 'One-China' policy.
Identified tourism sites can be turned into green zones with use of only biofuels: Petroleum minister
Speaking at a virtual event organised by the tourism ministry on the occasion of 'World Tourism Day 2020', Pradhan, Minister of petroleum and natural gas, and steel, said the project's aim will be to turn such sites of tourist importance into completely green energy driven areas.
Leisure travellers are stepping out. But rising Covid cases make tourism's recovery complex
The big hurdle to recovery is the surging pandemic, with cases continuing to rise in India, unlike some other countries that seem to have moved past the peak. There is also a lack of uniformity in removing restrictions among states, despite the “Unlock 4.0” guidelines by the Union home ministry stating that there shall be no restrictions on inter-state movement of people and goods.
View: Why India should look at new avenues to boost its tourism potential post-Covid-19
To enjoy a piece of the yachting action in our region, India must work on a grand plan to design a ‘cruise corridor’ that includes Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, the Lakshadweep islands, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
India needs to make working credit available for tourism industry: UNWTO Director
Suman Billa, director at World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), said India had issued safety and hygiene guidelines for reopening the sectors and the UNWTO has supported the Indian government by reviewing the guidelines in line with international best practices.
16 seaplane routes identified for regional connectivity under UDAN scheme
Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the seaplane projects in the 'Chai pe Charcha' meeting, a unique and innovative meeting platform of the ministry officials to bring about the changes in the Indian maritime sector.
Tourism & hospitality industry begins layoffs
Overall job loss estimates for the entire tourism value chain — including hotels and restaurants, airlines, tour operators, transport providers and all other allied businesses — battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, may lie between 38 million and 50 million as per industry body FAITH and CII.
Centre, states must plan for post-Covid tourism: PM Modi
Tourism can play a big role in reviving the economy hit by Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told chief ministers on Monday as he pointed to the potential of domestic tourism as well as the opportunity to attract a larger number of overseas travellers.
Covid-19 Impact: Now, travel from home virtually
Sensing a long-term lull in overseas travel, the Ministry of Tourism launched ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, a webinar series hosted by experts who will share key nuggets and information on destinations like Varanasi, Pondicherry, Ladakh, Kolkata and Lucknow.
Covid-19: FM Nirmala Sitharaman takes stock of situation, holds meeting with four ministries
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation had said the government is setting up a 'Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force' to decide on relief package for sectors hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
2.5 lakh people visited Paryatan Parv: Tourism ministry
This year the ParyatanParv is dedicated to commemoration of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi.