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Tourism tech companies form new association with commendation from ministry, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Travel and tourism technology companies which were not so far represented well in any of the mainstream tourism trade associations in the country have come together to announce a new association called CHATT. While the Union Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel formally inaugurated the association through a virtual conference, the entire top brass of the […]

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Shipping, aviation and tourism ministries to work together to expand seaplane services in India, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Ahmedabad: India’s first seaplane lands on Sabarmati river after the completion of its maintenance, in Ahmedabad. (PTI Photo)( The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in the presence of the respective Union Ministers, Hardeep Singh Puri and Mansukh Mandaviya of MoCA and MoPSW respectively, in Delhi plans to work together in a coordinated way to unlock […]

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MoT proposes ‘ecotourism blocks’ in conservancies to encourage private investments, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

If the draft National Strategy and Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India gets implemented, private operators will be able to operate eco-tourism activities within the forest area. The draft proposes ‘ecotourism blocks’ to be given for development and management of the private promoters to open up opportunities for nature […]

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Safe Travel Barometer CEO, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Travel bubbles, vaccine passports, digital pass, and now the latest – vaccine tourism, where tour operators are creating packages for non-residents – Covid-19 has surely introduced some new words in our travel vocabulary. Now that summer is here, and as governments around the world look to reopen borders, the travel and tourism industry is also […]

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Prahlad Patel asks govt and private sectors to collaborate and revive traveller confidence, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has called for joint efforts between the government and private technology players in the tourism sector to create channels of information and communication to revive confidence in the minds of travellers. He said that the ministry is in the process of revamping its website and has asked for suggestions […]