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8-member team from NE visit Russia to promote tourism via car rally

Team North East India has reached Moscow to participate in the Indo-Russia Friendship Car Rally, organised by International Friendship Car Rally Association. The three-day rally was flagged off in New Delhi and is being sponsored by North East Council under the Ministry of DoNER. The members are from the 8 North-Eastern states and will showcase the potential of their unexplored region.

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Our ancient sites and temples have not received their due on global platform: Prahlad Singh Patel

Addressing a webinar ‘India’s Heritage: Powering Tourism’ organized by Ministry of Tourism on World Heritage Day, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, said “We have several ancient sites and temples but they have not received their due they deserve on the global platform. It is essential to bring together our pool of conservationists, archaeologists and historians who can throw light on our heritage on the world platform.”

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TAAI reduces renewal of annual membership by 40% in view of current situation

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has reviewed its annual membership subscription renewal for the year 2021-22 in view of the pandemic’s second wave. It has therefore decided to reduce its renewal fee by 40% for all active, associate and allied members. The rebated annual membership subscription shall be only applicable if the same is paid and credited to TAAI account latest by 31 May, 2021. Thereafter normal annual fees shall be payable.

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Spain Tourism to conduct next webinar on AVE High Speed Train Experiences on April 22

The Tourism Office of Spain – Mumbai will conduct their next webinar “I Travel Because Its My Turn” for travel trade professionals on April 22 at 3pm IST. This interactive session will be conducted by representatives from the AVE Cities Network. Attendees stand a chance to win Amazon vouchers on attending all the webinars. To register, contact Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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Tour Operators Association of Assam announces new President and EC team

The recently-held AGM of the Tour Operators Association of Assam (TOAA) in Guwahati was marked by the formation of the new Executive Committee where Debajit Borah was selected as the new President, Rajkumar Das, Mukul Medhi and Dipak Sarma as Vice Presidents, Kundol Roy as Secretary, Nipan Sarmah as Treasurer, Pranjal Bora and Sushmita Hazarika as Joint Secretary along with 10 new EC members. The outgoing President is Ranjeet Das.

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Registrations for GPS Connect now open, to start virtually from May 1

Virtual networking hub, GPS Connect 2021-22, a year-long platform for tourism industry is now open for registrations and will be held virtually from 1 May, 2021. Harmandeep Singh Anand, Managing Director, Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) said, “Exhibitor participation starts from as low as Rs 1,500 and gives an opportunity to businesses of all sizes located anywhere in the world and interested in developing business from India to exhibit and optimise their returns and stay connected year long.”

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No in-flight meals on domestic flights under 2 hours, government to airlines

The government has directed airlines to serve or sell in-flight meals from April 15 only on those domestic flights that have a duration of over two hours, in wake of the sharp surge in Covid-19 cases. However, there are no restrictions on inflight meals on international flights as of now. The move is aimed at preventing the passengers from taking off their masks while on the aircraft.

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