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Thematic cruises being developed in Kerala
Thematic cruises being developed in Kerala
Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned the project “Development of Rural Circuit: Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism Project’ in Kerala under Swadesh Darshan Scheme for Rs. 80.37 Crores. The project focuses on development of water based thematic cruise experiences in and around Valapattanam and Kuppam Rivers of Kannur District.

Winners of 1st India MICE Awards announced Winners of 1st India MICE Awards announced

The first edition of India MICE Awards ceremony was held on November 27th, 2017 The LaliT New Delhi. The event was held to honour the achievers of the MICE industry at the national level. India MICE Awards recognises the hard work behind the achievements and applauds the true leaders of the industry for their commitment and dedication. A first of its kind, India MICE Awards are based on Internet voting, and hence are fair and unbiased.
 
 
Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust nominated for UNWTO award Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust nominated for UNWTO award

Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust of Manglajodi in Khurda district in Odisha has been nominated for United Nations World Tourism Award to be given early next year. It is only nominee from India in this year’s UNWTO awards. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces the winners of the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and the UNWTO Ethics Award, as well as 14 finalists for the upcoming 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.
 
 
Seven companies adopt 14 monuments Seven companies adopt 14 monuments

Seven shortlisted companies were given ‘Letters of Intent’ for fourteen monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ at Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi. These companies will be the future ‘Monument Mitras’ who would associate pride with their CSR activities. 
 
 
Maharajas’ Express launches two new tour circuits Maharajas’ Express launches two new tour circuits

The Indian Railway PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd has decided to start two new circuits of their flagship luxury train Maharajas’ Express, this year. These two new trips have been named as “Southern Sojourn” and “Southern Jewels” which will cover prominent destinations in West and South India. The Southern Sojourn will cover Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Ernakulam, Kumarakom and Trivandrum. The Southern Jewels will cover Chettinad, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Hampi and Goa. Maharajas’ Express is known for recreating the royal journeys of yesteryears.
 
 
Bhitarkanika National Park closed for croc breeding Bhitarkanika National Park closed for croc breeding

With the onset of the breeding season of estuarine crocodiles, Bhitarkanika National Park authorities today clamped three-month-long prohibition on entry of tourists and visitors to the wetland sites of the park. The national park would reopen for visitors on August 1, said park officials. Prohibition is being imposed in view of the breeding season of salt-water crocodiles. Human interference would disturb the breeding animals, they said.
 
 
India ups its tourism ranking India ups its tourism ranking

India has moved 12 places up in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic Forum from 52nd to 40th position. Rankings were released on 5th April 2017 and it was shared by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture with the media persons. The tourism sector in the country has been on a growth trajectory. India’s ranking in the above mentioned index moved from 65rd position to 52nd position in 2015.
 
 
Domestic Tourism in India Booming Domestic Tourism in India Booming

Domestic tourism in India is booming and now there are stats to confirm this. Ministry of Tourism compiles data on tourist arrivals and visits to States/ Union Territories (UTs) on the basis of details received from various sources namely Bureau of Immigration and States /UTs.
 
 
Registration of Pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2017 begins Registration of Pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2017 begins

The process of registration of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2017 has started from 1st March. Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board chaired by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has issued guidelines for registration of yatris through bank branches. The registration and issue of Yatra Permit (YPs) will be done on first-come-first-serve basis. As per guidelines registration of Yatris commenced from all the Bank Branches from March 01, 2017 onwards and one Yatra permit shall be valid for registering only one Yatri.
 
 
Pre-loaded sim cards for foreign tourists Pre-loaded sim cards for foreign tourists

Ministry of Tourism along with state owned telecom company BSNL has launched a pre-loaded Sim Card for foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa. The cards will be extended to all 15 airports in the country where the e-visa facility is available. The sim card has preloaded talk time so that the immediate needs of tourists can be met. Ministry of Tourism had also launched a 24 x 7 Tourist Helpline in Twelve foreign languages so that the foreign tourists can get the required information in their own language.