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WTTC G20 dialogue highlights need for streamlined visa processes, sustainablity

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) gathered leading Travel & Tourism stakeholders and G20 Ministers in a Public-Private Dialogue in Goa today to address the sector’s vast potential and challenges. Joined by India’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. G. Kishan Reddy, and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO commended India’s Ministry of Tourism for its leadership during India’s G20 Presidency and highlighted Travel & Tourism’s substantial contribution not only to the global economy but to employment. Currently representing 9.2% of the world’s GDP and supporting one in every 11 jobs globally, the sector is experiencing remarkable growth, outpacing the global economy by growing twice as fast. Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “It is proven where governments and the private sector work together in Travel & Tourism the economy is stronger, jobs are created, and people get to enjoy and understand other cultures. “Together, businesses and governments can build back a better, stronger, and more resilient sector. Governments also heard first-hand the value of having streamlined visa processes, digital borders, and a strong focus on sustainability. We need each other to achieve this”. During her address, Simpson emphasised the opportunities for investors, governments, and society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through collaboration. India’s impressive expansion in Travel & Tourism was praised as a prime example. The sector is projected to contribute over INR 16.5TN to India’s economy this year, create 1.6MN new jobs, to reach a total employment figure of nearly 40MN people. By the end of the decade, tourism is forecast to contribute approximately 7% of India’s economy. Simpson addressed three key challenges facing the industry: Visa backlogs pose a significant obstacle, with excessive …

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Discover the eco-friendly homestays in ‘Heart of Incredible India’ on 5th June 2023

On the joyous occasion of World Environment Day on 5th June 2023, you are welcome to embark a transformative journey to the heart of India, where more than 50 eco-friendly rural homestays await, offering an authentic and sustainable experience. Immerse yourself in untouched beauty of rural Madhya Pradesh. These eco-friendly homestays embrace the principles of sustainability, celebrating the delicate balance between humans and the environment.  Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board is dedicated to minimize the carbon footprint in the state and make MP an eco-friendly state for tourists. Each homestay has been thoughtfully designed to minimize the ecological footprint while providing a comfortable and enriching experience. From thatched roofs to mud walls, every aspect reflects a commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of the region. Come be a part of the cultural experiences of MP like the tribal dance forms, local art and crafts and cherish the local cuisines of the various tribes of the state. MP offerings Kekadiya and Khari – Awaken to the melodious chorus of birdsong as you open your eyes to breathtaking lush green forests in the homestays of Kekadiya and Khari. Engage yourself in the organic farming activities, where you can learn about traditional agricultural practices and indulge in the cultural activities of the village. Adventure lovers can also find fascinating cycling treks alongside other environmental friendly recreational activities. Rock Shelter Paintings and Jain Temple Sabarwani – Just 20 kms away from Pachmarhi Sabarwani, is one of the unique hill station homestays where visitors can find exciting homestays and enjoy activities like trekking, bird watching and hot spring alongside dazzling millet dishes of the region. Choti Anhoni and Badi Anhoni Kokhra and Thadipather – In the …

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Rosakue Hospitality launches Rosa Vaydantaa in ‘Queen of Hills’

Rosakue Hospitality has opened Rosa Vaydantaa Mussoorie, a boutique property located in the popular hill station of Mussoorie adjoining the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. The property offers 15 rooms with ensuite bathrooms, modern amenities, breathtaking views of the mountains, the warmth of home and is furnished in a contemporary design with cozy interiors. Deepika Arora, Founder, Rosakue Hospitality was delighted to announce their arrival in the Mussoorie, “With the launch of our new property, Rosa Vaydantaa. The addition of this property strengthens our presence in the hills and offers a glimpse into the aesthetics and values of our brand Rosa”. “This is our fourth property and third Rosa in the state of Uttarakhand” she added. Rosa Vaydantaa Mussoorie is the perfect place for a holiday with families, friends or an extended workcation amidst nature. At Rosa Vaydantaa, one can choose to relax and enjoy the serenity, or take a stroll through winding lanes and soak in stunning views surrounding hills and valleys. Picture Palace, a popular place for hangout with family and kids, is in close proximity from Rosa Vaydantaa. A day spent there will leave you with some energizing memories to take home.

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