Category Archives: States

‘We invite more initiatives to realise our dream of showcasing India’: Reddy

Referring to MOT’s recent partnership with MakeMyTrip in which the OTA will showcase India’s 600-plus offbeat destinations via a microsite, Union Minister of Tourism Kishan Reddy, said, “We welcome MakeMyTrip’s initiative to present India’s diverse destinations and to promote domestic tourism. We invite more such initiatives to realise our collective dream of showcasing our country to the world.”

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MoT to develop Lakshadweep as a sustainable destination under Swadesh Darshan 2.0

The Ministry of Tourism has selected Lakshadweep for a holistic mission to be developed as a sustainable and responsible destination under its Swadesh Darshan 2.0 scheme. Meanwhile, the Lakshadweep administration is planning to develop eco-tourism projects in 11 islands in public-private partnership, according to federal policy think tank NITI Aayog which has sought proposals from consultants.

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E-visa for India available only at Dabolim, foreign arrivals at Mopa airport left confused

While airlines are beginning to operate international flights to and from Manohar International Airport (MIA), foreign travellers have been in for a rude shock on their arrival to learn that eVisa facilities are not available at MIA. According to the authorised portal for Visa Application to India, Goa has been included in the list of 29 designated international airports, through which eVisa holders can travel. However, it has not been clearly specified in the portal that only the Dabolim International Airport is an authorised immigration checkpost through which eVisa holders can travel.

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GPS Ahmedabad underway, sees more than 40 exhibitors meet 600 buyers

More than 40 exhibitors will meet over 600 pre-registered buyers over two day at the ongoing Global Panorama Showcase in Ahmedabad that will conclude today. Sharing these numbers, Harmandeep Singh Anand, MD, GPS, says, “Apart from B2B meetings, We also had interesting  sessions on cyber security, charters, TCS , GST and partners presenting various revenue and ancillary opportunities.”

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