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Steps taken by Govt to increase Tourist Arrivals into India

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]New Delhi: As per the 2nd Tourism Satellite Account of India (TSA) 2009-10 and subsequent estimation, the contribution of tourism to total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 were 6.76% and 6.88% respectively. The steps taken by the Ministry of Tourism to increase the arrival …

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Mandatory emigration clearance must from POE for Indian Nurses

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]New Delhi:  The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs examined the issue of exploitation of Indian Nurses going abroad for employment and it has been decided that with effect from 30th April, 2015 Indian nurses will mandatorily obtain emigration clearance from the office of Protector of Emigrants (POE) for seeking …

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proposal to set up a National Tourism University at Noida

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Noida: The Union Minister of Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation , Dr Mahesh Sharma awarded degrees/diplomas to 1605 graduates of Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management( IITTM ) at its 2nd Convocation in Noida today. Dr Mahesh Sharma is the Chairman, Board Of Governors …

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India to start Tourist Visa on Arrival for Sri Lanka

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Colombo: Prime Minister’s Media Statement during visit to Sri Lanka: I am delighted to be in Sri Lanka, in this beautiful city of Colombo. I have eagerly looked forward to visiting one of our closest neighbours and a nation with which we share so much. I am truly honoured …

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector selected for High Speed trains/bullet trains

New Delhi: The first sector identified for introduction of High Speed trains/bullet trains in the country is Mumbai-Ahmedabad. For this sector, two studies, one – a joint feasibility study, co-financed by India and Japan and another – a business development study by French Railways (SNCF) have been undertaken. Japan International …

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Government Encourages Private/Foreign Direct Investment in Railway

New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways has issued Sectoral guidelines for Domestic/Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in November, 2014. The following areas have been identified for Private/Foreign Direct Investment: (i) Suburban corridors through Public Private Partnership (PPP); (ii) High speed train projects; (iii) Dedicated freight lines; (iv) Rolling stock including trains …

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Air India Takes Initiatives to Increase Flight Occupancy

New Delhi: The initiatives taken by Air India to increase the flight occupancy in respect to the carriage of passengers include : (i) Offering Advance Purchase Scheme for 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 14 days, 7 days and 2 days,Link Fares, Return Fares, Tactical Fares Short Term Promotional Sale/Offers. …

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Indian Railway launches Complaint Portal, Mobile App & ‘Go India’ Smart Card

New Delhi: The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched a ‘Customer Complaint Web Portal and Mobile Application’ (android/windows based mobile App), at a function. Speaking on the occasion the Railway Minister said that this ‘Customer Complaint-cum-Suggestion’ portal and mobile App which can be freely downloaded, will be very …

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Proposal for 101 More National Waterways in India

New Delhi: A proposal for declaration of 101 additional waterways as National Waterways is under consideration of the Government. The proposal covers waterways across the country which have potential for year round commercial navigation. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is conducting feasibility studies on the proposed new waterways for …

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January-December 2014 in India grow by 7.1%

New Delhi: The Foreign Tourist Arrivals during the period January-December 2014 were 74.62 lakh with a growth of 7.1%, as compared to the Foreign Tourist Arrivals of 69.68 lakh with a growth of 5.9% during January-December 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012. Foreign Exchange Earnings from tourism in rupee …

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