Category Archives: MOT

Urge state governments to fast-track ongoing projects, ID new destinations: Vidyavathi

Speaking at a conference of all State Tourism Secretaries, V Vidyavathi, Tourism Secretary, MOT, has urged the state governments to fast-track the completion of ongoing tourism projects funded by the Ministry, and to focus on identifying tourist destinations for development. She also discussed the implementation of G20 Goa Roadmap and Travel for LiFE program with the states for their effective implementation.

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India increases incentive for foreign film production from 30% to 40%: Min of Information & Broadcasting

Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur has said that the government is going to announce a new filmmaking policy. “The incentive for foreign film production has been enhanced from 30% to 40%. The incentive for foreign film production in the country stands today at 40 % of the expenses incurred with an increased cap limit of Rs. 30 crore and an additional 5% percent bonus for Significant Indian Content (SIC). This step will give further impetus to India’s efforts to attract medium and big-budget international film projects to the country.”

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Ladakh launches revised Homestay Policy 2023 that boosts rural and border tourism

Given the government’s focus on rural and border tourism and developing tourism infrastructure in rural areas of Ladakh, the Administration of UT of Ladakh plan to establish 10,000 homestays over the next 5 years. It has recently released its revised Ladakh Homestay Policy 2023 to strengthen its rural economy. It is drafted based on feedback from stakeholders.

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MOT promotes sustainable tourism at WTM London

Besides showcasing varied tourism products and transformative experiences for travellers to India under the theme ‘Incredible India! Visit India Year 2023’, MOT also promoted sustainable tourism at the just-concluded WTM in London. It highlighted its ‘Travel for LiFE’ program based on Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), as a global mass movement led by India urging people to act for the protection of the environment.

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MOT discusses developing sustainable tourism options at BRICS Tourism Min meet

The Ministry of Tourism recently attended the BRICS Tourism Ministers Meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa. The joint communique signed on the occasion highlighted mainstreaming sustainable policies and practices, developing more sustainable tourism business models and reconsidering perceptions of tourism success to achieve a resilient, sustainable and inclusive tourism sector.

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We have taken many initiatives to develop maritime tourism in India: Modi

Addressing the audience virtually at the ongoing Global Maritime India Summit in Mumbai, PM Modi said, “We have taken many initiatives to develop maritime tourism in India. We started the world’s longest river cruise service. We are also working on various projects related to cruise tourism across ports like Mumbai’s new international cruise terminal, as well as the new and modern cruise terminals in Vizag and Chennai. We are taking major steps towards making India a major cruise hub.”

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