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Kerala's fourth international airport in Kannur to be inaugurated on Dec 9  

Kerala's fourth international airport in Kannur to be inaugurated on Dec 9

Kerala's fourth international airport, in Kannur, is slated to open on December 9. However, the newly-constructed airport is currently thrown open for public till Oct 12.  The a......
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Kerala Tourism Ticks All Boxes To Woo Tourists, Post-Floods  

Kerala Tourism Ticks All Boxes To Woo Tourists, Post-Floods

The pall of gloom that had descended on Kerala’s globally famed tourism and hospitality industry in the wake of the August floods appears to have lifted if the message filtering from the just......
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Tourism Minister presents the National Tourism Awards, 2016-17 at Vigyan Bhawan  

Tourism Minister presents the National Tourism Awards, 2016-17 at Vigyan Bhawan

K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism recently presented the National Tourism Awards (2016-17) on the World Tourism Day, in New Delhi, in order to acknowledge the contribution made by stakeholde......
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SATA 2018 concluded at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and announce the Winners  

SATA 2018 concluded at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and announce the Winners

The 3rd edition of prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has been successfully concluded in the iconic property, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on 15th September 2018.   L......
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 IATO’S 34th annual convention inaugurated in Visakhapatnam  

IATO’S 34th annual convention inaugurated in Visakhapatnam

     Visakhapatnam, September 6th, 34th Indian Association Of Tour Operators convention was inaugurated by Shri K. J Alphons, Minister of state (......
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DGCA asks airlines to operate more flights to Kerala  

DGCA asks airlines to operate more flights to Kerala

DGCA asked domestic airlines to operate additional flights to Kerala and cap fares as the state reels under a deluge that has forced its busiest airport in Kochi to shut operations till August 26.<......
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Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .                                       

Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .

In view of closure of Cochin airport and to ensure that passengers are not inconvenienced, DGCA has asked the scheduled domestic airlines to mount additional flights. Out of 71 arrivals and 74 depa......
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210 foreign buyers confirmed for ITM, Over 100 more expected, S.Goyal  

210 foreign buyers confirmed for ITM, Over 100 more expected, S.Goyal

The inaugural edition of India Tourism Mart (ITM) next month is being organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with Federation of Associations of India Tourism &......
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17 sites in the country to be developed as Iconic Tourist Sites: Shri K. J. Alphons  

17 sites in the country to be developed as Iconic Tourist Sites: Shri K. J. Alphons

Ministry of Tourism has identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development under Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project, pursuant to Budget Announcements of 2018-19. Following are ......
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PATA announces Grand and Gold Award winners 2018  

PATA announces Grand and Gold Award winners 2018

Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the......
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Lords Resort – Thrissur Announces Monsoon Fête  

Lords Resort – Thrissur Announces Monsoon Fête

India’s premium mid-market hotel chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts has announced grand plans to celebrate the onset of monsoon with a host of activities and revelry at its resort in Th......
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Govardhan Teerth in Mathura to have world class amenities: K.J.Alphons, Tourism Minister  

Govardhan Teerth in Mathura to have world class amenities: K.J.Alphons, Tourism Minister

The Minister of State (I/C) Shri. K. J. Alphons has said that Govardhan Teerth of Mathura needs to be made into a world class destination and the Govardhan Maharaj Utsav shall be organized in Octob......
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First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism  

First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism

The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Shri. K. J. Alphons announced today that the Tourism Ministry in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) a......
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SATA 2018 Evaluations Begin In Sri Lanka . . .  

SATA 2018 Evaluations Begin In Sri Lanka . . .

Evaluation of nominees from Sri Lanka for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 began on Monday. The evaluation sessions are being held at Ramada Colombo hotel. Sri Lankan brands nominated to SATA ......
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All possible steps will be taken to make Kannur Airport fully operational by September – Shri Suresh Prabhu  

All possible steps will be taken to make Kannur Airport fully operational by September – Shri Suresh Prabhu

The Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu has said that the Kannur airport will be provided with all possible help to make it fully operational by September this year. After meeting with K......
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Uday Samudra Initiates Ocean Conference . . .  

Uday Samudra Initiates Ocean Conference . . .

June 8th is celebrated as World Oceans Day around the world and at Kovalam Uday Samudra hosts a seminar campaign standing against ocean pollution and pollutants by joining hands with coastal side h......
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Kerala Tourism has bagged Lonely Planet’s ‘Best Destination for Families’ Award  

Kerala Tourism has bagged Lonely Planet’s ‘Best Destination for Families’ Award

Kerala Tourism has bagged the ‘Best Destination for Families’ award through an online poll conducted by Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Award 2018. P. Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Ker......
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Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa  

Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa

A joint team of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Commerce Logistics Department will visit Goa on 7th-8thMay 2018 to facilitate the development of cargo hubs at the new airport to be constr......
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10 prominent tourism sites to be developed into iconic tourism destinations : Shri K. J. Alphons  

10 prominent tourism sites to be developed into iconic tourism destinations : Shri K. J. Alphons

img credit : Zee News   The development of 10 prominent tourist sites into iconic tourist destinations in the country is part of theBudget Announcements of 2018-19. ......
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UDS Group of Hotels in Asia Book of Records  

UDS Group of Hotels in Asia Book of Records

UDS group of hotels walked in to the prestigious Asia book of records by creating history as it made more than 150 varieties of heart shaped desserts on Valentine’s Day at Shanghumugham, Uday......
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Identification of Railway Stations under Nirbhaya Fund  

Identification of Railway Stations under Nirbhaya Fund

List of Stations (State-wise) for the provision of Video Surveillance System under Nirbhaya Fund:-  
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Kerala records 11.39% rise in domestic and 5.15% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2017  

Kerala records 11.39% rise in domestic and 5.15% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2017

Kerala Tourism witnessed an increase of 11.39% and 5.15% in domestic tourist arrivals and foreign tourist arrivals in 2017 respectively, compared last year. Figures compiled by Kerala Tourism......
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Issuance of Passenger Reservation Tickets through Post Offices  

Issuance of Passenger Reservation Tickets through Post Offices

Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Posts for setting up of Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at Post Offices.  PRS counters at Post off......
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Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India  

Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India

Following its recent launch into Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s low cost airline, announced Kochi as its third route in India launching direct flights into Kuwait fr......
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Kerala sets aside budget of INR 7.5 crore for promotions in Europe  

Kerala sets aside budget of INR 7.5 crore for promotions in Europe

Following the phase-II of the Promotional Campaign, the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala has planned to target Europe with a budget of INR 7.5 crore. In order to entice the Europea......
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Nominations Open for SATA 2018  

Nominations Open for SATA 2018

Nomination has been opened up for SATA 2017, South Asian Travel Awards scheduled to take place during October in India.
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Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years  

Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years

Kerala Tourism on Tuesday had organised a partnership meet for buyers and sellers at Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai. These partnership meets are a part of their marketing campaign for promoting tour......
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Electrification of Indian Railway Tracks  

Electrification of Indian Railway Tracks

State/UT wise length (Route Kilometer) of Broad Gauge (BG)  railway routes of Indian Railways yet to be electrified are as under:-   ......
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Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month  

Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month

Kerala Tourism is set to come up with a three-month long international campaign in its bid to lure foreign tourists to the state. The campaign would be the second phase of its efforts in this......
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ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet  

ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism invited State Tourism Corporations/Departments from pan India for a round......
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Kerala Tourism organises Carnatic Music Festival to woo tourists  

Kerala Tourism organises Carnatic Music Festival to woo tourists

In order to attract tourist footfall, DTPC Palakkad recently organised the week-long Kalpathy National Music Festival in association with the cultural department. The six-day festival was des......
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Day 1 Responsible Tourism  

Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The first panel session of the day explored tourism’s efforts to address its......
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Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign  

Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign

The Tourism Department of Kerala has launched a unique marketing campaign “#GoKerala” in association with HolidayIQ in order to promote state tourism. #GoKerala campaign is a cont......
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Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season  

Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season

Thomas Cook (India) Group witnessed aggressive growth in holiday uptake during the Diwali festive season, with a surge of 30% for its domestic tours and 26% for its international ......
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MoT to rate motels and legacy vintage properties  

MoT to rate motels and legacy vintage properties

As per the Economic Times report, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will soon be rating motels and legacy vintage properties along the lines of four and five-star hotels, a move that will offer b......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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The Paryatan Parv’s IndiaTourism Mumbai Workshop encourages Responsible and Rural Tourism  

The Paryatan Parv’s IndiaTourism Mumbai Workshop encourages Responsible and Rural Tourism

The Paryatan Parv programme's IndiaTourism Mumbai – Workshop on Responsible & Rural Tourism, with the motive to inform the participants about various aspects of responsible tourism ......
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Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi  

Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi

At the inauguration of MediBiz Ayur Home, the first Indian medical tourism network promoted by MediBiz TV, Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi, Organizing Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram, opined, &......
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73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey  

73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey

Yatra.com, conducted its annual festive survey highlighting the travel trends for this festive season. The survey conducted amongst 2700 respondents reveal......
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Kerala Backwaters  

Kerala Backwaters

Intro The backwaters have a unique ecosystem- freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.   Backwaters in Kerala is a netw......
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Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards  

Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards

Besides bagging the Hall of Fame Award for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Development of Tourism category, Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged a number of awards and accolades at the National Touris......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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Ministry of Railways runs various Onam special Trains  

Ministry of Railways runs various Onam special Trains

In view of the continued emphasis by Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on improving passenger services & amenities, Ministry of Railways has decided to run Onam Special Trains f......
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SATA Begins Evaluation of North India Nominees at Udmans Hotels by Ferns and Petals, New Delhi  

SATA Begins Evaluation of North India Nominees at Udmans Hotels by Ferns and Petals, New Delhi

Evaluation of nominees from North India for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 has begun in Udman Hotels and Resorts by Ferns N Petals, the Hospitality Partner for North India.  
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Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar  

Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar

Odisha Tourism has partnered with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to hold the first Travel Bazaar to showcase and promote the state as a travel destination both ......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being i......
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Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017  

Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has announced exclusive partners of this year’s edition at ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel in Maldives capital Male'.   Ooredoo......
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13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21  

13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will hold its 13th Annual Convention at Backwaters Ripples Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala from September 18 - 21, 2017. The theme for this year&......
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Ministry of Tourism, Kerala Tourism and Cox and Kings to be honoured with PATA Gold Award 2017  

Ministry of Tourism, Kerala Tourism and Cox and Kings to be honoured with PATA Gold Award 2017

Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards were announced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Among them the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is recognised in the category of......
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IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi  

IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi

Extending its ongoing flagship initiative #FitToFly under IndiGoReach – company’s CSR programme IndiGo recently opened a fully equipped gym for the Police officials in Hyderabad. The gy......
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Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016  

Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governme......
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Kerala targets 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021  

Kerala targets 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021

The Kerala government is looking for doubling the number of domestic tourists and is targeting an increase of 50% in foreign arrivals by 2021, told Kadakampally Surendran, Minister of Tourism, Gove......
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Tourism stars of South India shine with Maya in hand  

Tourism stars of South India shine with Maya in hand

The fourth edition of South India Travel Awards recognised leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the region during a gala event held yesterday at Crowne Plaza, Kochi. The who’s who of......
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Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport  

Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport

International operations at Kochi Airport move into Terminal 3  Airline will operate 6 daily international flights from the new inter......
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Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi  

Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi

The Ministry of Tourism will host the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon” on 1-2 April 2017 in Kochi, Kerala featuring 53 teams comprising of 230 students from technology ......
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Yatra.com signed MoU with Odisha tourism  

Yatra.com signed MoU with Odisha tourism

Yatra.com, India’s leading online travel company has signed an MoU with the Government of Odisha today to jointly promote home stays in the region.   Accordingly Odisha T......
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Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala  

Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala

Adding to the service currently operating between Muscat and Calicut (Kozhikode) Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of its new daily ......
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National Geographic placed Alappuzha backwaters one of the 17 most romantic destinations.  

National Geographic placed Alappuzha backwaters one of the 17 most romantic destinations.

The National Geographic's recognition of Alappuzha backwaters as one of the world's 17 most romantic destinations has turned a big boost for the Venice of the East.   T......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurates ‘Bharat Parv’ at Red Fort, Delhi  

Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurates ‘Bharat Parv’ at Red Fort, Delhi

Bharat Parv, a national festival showcasing the country’s diverse culture, cuisines, handicrafts and catch glimpses of a progressive India was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of St......
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Kerala’s Boat Race a main attraction in FITUR 2017 in Spain  

Kerala’s Boat Race a main attraction in FITUR 2017 in Spain

The fascinating boat race, a signature event of Kerala, turned out to be a stellar attraction as Kerala Tourism showcased the mesmerizing grandeur of God’s Own Country a......
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Frontline G holidays “NEST ‘N’ MIST” Resort joins the RCI network.  

Frontline G holidays “NEST ‘N’ MIST” Resort joins the RCI network.

RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and a part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, along ......
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Revival of tourist travel to Andamans after cyclone Vardah  

Revival of tourist travel to Andamans after cyclone Vardah

Leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company Thomas Cook (India) today said there has been a swift revival of tourist travel to Andamans after
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Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Presents  National Tourism Awards 2014-15  

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Presents National Tourism Awards 2014-15

  The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India annually presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel, touris......
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India registers growth of 11.63% and 4.4% in Domestic and Foreign Tourist arrivals respectively  

India registers growth of 11.63% and 4.4% in Domestic and Foreign Tourist arrivals respectively

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of var......
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Kolkata entertains India International Travel Mart 2016  

Kolkata entertains India International Travel Mart 2016

The 2016 Kolkata edition of ‘India International Travel Mart’ commenced today 4 March and goes on until 6 March at the Milan Mela Trade Centre, opposite Science City. The exhibition was......
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Kerala to enliven India’s Tourism Calendar in 2016  

Kerala to enliven India’s Tourism Calendar in 2016

The Kerala Travel Mart, Now, nearly two decades after they came together to launch the country's only travel trade show by a state, tour operators in 'God's Own Country' will team u......
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New Airport terminal launch in Kochi  

New Airport terminal launch in Kochi

Oommen Chandy, Kerala’s Chief Minister launched  the new airport terminal in Kochi.   The two-level facility will cover a total area of almost 140,000m² and wil......
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Kerala Tourism partners with Kerala travel  

Kerala Tourism partners with Kerala travel

Kerala ranks amongst India's Top Three tourist destinations. For decades promoted as God's Own Country because of its varied and divine offerings for nearly every kind of discerning tourist......
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Kerala Tourism to connect Thiruvananthapuram Kochi and Kozhikode  

Kerala Tourism to connect Thiruvananthapuram Kochi and Kozhikode

While the fate of the Cruise-ship connecting Colombo, Kochi and Maldives is still uncertain, the Kerala government is going ahead with another cruise tourism project connecting Thiruvananthapuram, ......
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SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact  in the Travel and Tourism Industry  

SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact in the Travel and Tourism Industry

UBM India launched the 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (January 29th – 31st) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tou......
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Kerala Tourism wins best pavilion award at FITUR  

Kerala Tourism wins best pavilion award at FITUR

Kerala Tourism emerged as a winner in the destination category at the 36th edition of FITUR  the second largest travel and tourism fair in Spain.  The eye-catching pavilion, themed on Ker......
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 Kerala Travel Mart  2016 to be held in Kochi  

Kerala Travel Mart 2016 to be held in Kochi

The 2016 edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), which is the largest gathering of tourism stakeholders in the State, will be held in Kochi in September with its focus on Responsible Tourism. ......
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 Odisha to mark 2 crore tourists arrival by 2020: ASSOCHAM study  

Odisha to mark 2 crore tourists arrival by 2020: ASSOCHAM study

Annual tourist footfalls in Odisha will touch 2-crore mark by 2020, a study by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.   The ASSOCHAM has projected that given th......
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Kerala Tourism department meets Coimbatore based tour operators and service providers  

Kerala Tourism department meets Coimbatore based tour operators and service providers

Travelers may get better holiday discounts and packages in Kerala. Recently, Kerala tourism department held a fair cum interaction with Coimbatore-based tour operators and service providers, so bet......
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Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala  

Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala

The tourism industry in Kerala has urged the government to constitute a regulatory body to regulate uncontrolled growth and check unhealthy practices in the sector.   The recom......
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Three tourism projects inaugurated by Kerala tourism    

Three tourism projects inaugurated by Kerala tourism

Three major projects aimed at the development of tourism in Munnar will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar on December 21.  ......
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Kerala Tourism finalises land for Maritime Museum  

Kerala Tourism finalises land for Maritime Museum

Kerala Tourism is in the final stages of acquiring land for the Maritime Museum which is part of the Muziris heritage project. The 50 acre land bank is estimated to cost INR 10 crore and is located......
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Niraamaya Retreats Announces the Launch  of a Luxury Boutique Retreat in Kumarakom  

Niraamaya Retreats Announces the Launch of a Luxury Boutique Retreat in Kumarakom

Niraamaya Retreats, a Jupiter Capital Venture recently announced the launch of a luxury boutique property in the Kerala Backwaters. ......
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