Tourism

Ministry of Civil Aviation proposes biometric screening at airports

Ministry of Civil Aviation proposes biometric scre...

December 17, 2016

The thumbprint might soon be all one needs as formal documentation to enter Indian airports and board domestic flights. The aviation ministry is planning to introduce biometric screening at airports to help passengers enter just by flashing their thumbs, instead of presenting ide...

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Rann Utsav: A desert festival that will leave you captivated

Rann Utsav: A desert festival that will leave you ...

December 16, 2016

Rann Utsav, an annual cultural festival celebrated in the unique white desert of Gujarat was recently inaugurated by the state's chief minister. The fest promotes the culture and art from India’s largest district and celebrates life at the white expanse here. A unique tourist ...

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Gujarat: An Ensemble of Culture, Heritage and Spirituality

Gujarat: An Ensemble of Culture, Heritage and Spir...

December 9, 2016

A state on the western edge of India, famous for its cultural diversity, lasting heritage sites, tremendous wildlife and exemplary hospitality, Gujarat is the land of legends. It has now made a global mark, much like its greatest son, Mahatma Gandhi. Travelling to India is one of...

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Five Indian airports to do away with cabin baggage tags

Five Indian airports to do away with cabin baggage...

December 9, 2016

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to do away with the hand baggage tags on a pilot basis at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports.

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Colours of India – Issue n°9 – December 2016

Colours of India – Issue n°9 – December 2016

December 7, 2016

Welcome to the December issue of our monthly video-magazine, ‘Colours of India’. It opens with a tour of the World Travel Mart in London (WTM 2016), the largest travel fair organised in Europe. This year about 15 Indian states and 42 private players participated in this touri...

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Demonetisation triggers cashless travel carnivals in India

Demonetisation triggers cashless travel carnivals ...

December 7, 2016

Impinged by the demonetisation, India’s travel and tourism industry is trying to inject innovation in terms of alluring consumers and turning cashless into a suitable marketing proposition.

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Goa Tourism goes 100 pc cashless

Goa Tourism goes 100 pc cashless

December 3, 2016

While experts expressed apprehensions about tourism economy getting hurt following the demonetisation in India, Goa Tourism becomes the first government organisation to adopt 100 pc cashless transactions.

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India perks up e-visa policy to allure global travellers

India perks up e-visa policy to allure global trav...

December 2, 2016

Looking to advance medical tourism and allure more business travellers, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday extended the scope of e-tourist visa to incorporate purposes such as short-term medical trips, business excursions and meetings.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

December 1, 2016

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Government of India to focus on the development of island tourism

Government of India to focus on the development of...

November 30, 2016

NITI Aayog has informed that they have taken up an initiative for the preparation of a Concept Development Plan and detailed Master Plans for the holistic development of 10 islands in Andaman & Nicobar as well as Lakshadweep Islands.

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