Tourism

Feb 132020
India's tourism growth slowing The tourism boom in the last quarter of the financial year has affected the tourism sector.
“Find the Incredible You” Campaign focuses on the promotion of niche tourism products of the Country on digital and social media. It focuses on transformative experiences brought alive through unique storytelling in the format of autobiographies of travellers, with the tagline ‘Find the Incredible you’.  The Campaign was the winner of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award 2019.
Kerala to launch Indian consulate in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and the Indian embassy in Georgia. This demand will be raised before the Center. The Indian Embassy in Riyadh currently has over 400,000 Malayalees. For Indian expatriates, including Malayalees in and around Dammam, it is difficult to reach Riyadh. This, in turn, limited the attestation of documents in Dammam. 
As part of tapping the European market, Kerala Tourism organised a string of high-energy roadshows by participating in the World Travel Market (WTM) London, 2019, and showcased its products in the markets of Denmark and Finland. Director of Tourism P. Bala Kiran led the official delegation, comprising prominent trade partners such as hoteliers, resort owners, tour operators and service providers, to WTM London and roadshows in Copenhagen and Helsinki.
The Kerala State Housing Board (KSHB) will construct an international exhibition city at 3,105 crore rupees on 17.9 acres at Marine Drive to make it the “happening place” of Kochi. The eco-friendly green project will have an exhibition, hotel, tourism, event and function, and office zones for corporates, banks, and financial institutions. The project will be executed in the public-private partnership (PPP) mode by creating a special purpose vehicle and the funds for construction will be mobilised, Minister for Revenue and Housing E. Chandrasekharan told the media here on Tuesday.
കോവളം ടൂറിസം വികസനം സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാരിന്റെ അഭിമാന പദ്ധതിയാണെന്ന് സഹകരണ, ടൂറിസം വകുപ്പ് മന്ത്രി കടകംപള്ളി സുരേന്ദ്രൻ പറഞ്ഞു.  ടൂറിസം വകുപ്പ് കോവളം ന്താരാഷ്ട്ര ടൂറിസം കേന്ദ്രത്തിൽ നടപ്പിലാക്കുന്ന 20 കോടി രൂപ ചെലവ് വരുന്ന ടൂറിസം പദ്ധതികളുടെ നിർമാണോദ്ഘാടനം നിർവഹിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം.
പത്തനംതിട്ട ജനറല്‍ ആശുപത്രിയിലേക്ക് എച്ച്എംസി/ആര്‍എസ്ബിവൈ കമ്മിറ്റിയുടെ അധീനതയില്‍ വിവിധ തസ്തികകളില്‍ താത്ക്കാലിക നിയമനം നടത്തുന്നു. കാത്ത്‌ലാബ് ടെക്‌നീഷ്യന്‍, കാത്ത്‌ലാബ് സ്‌ക്രബ് നഴ്‌സ്, ലാബ് ടെക്‌നീഷ്യന്‍, ഡേറ്റാ എന്‍ട്രി ഓപ്പറേറ്റര്‍ തസ്തികകളിലേക്കാണ് നിയമനം.   കാത്ത്‌ലാബ് ടെക്‌നീഷ്യന്‍ തസ്തികയിലേക്ക് ഗവണ്‍മെന്റ് അംഗീകൃത ബിസിവിറ്റി കോഴ്‌സ് പാസായിരിക്കണം. കാത്ത്‌ലാബ് പ്രവൃത്തിപരിചയം ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കണം. 
The Ministry of Tourism has formulated the guidelines for approval of Online Travel Aggregators (OTA’s). These guidelines have been devised to ensure that there are adequate safeguards against deficiency of service, alternate arrangements if needed and punitive deterrence.  This is a voluntary scheme open to bonafide online travel aggregators to bring them on a common platform in the organized sector and the guidelines will be rolled out online by the end of December 2018.
Indian Government has suggested a project of Rs 1.82 crores to protect the 80 feet high red laterite cliff bordering 2.5-meter wide pathway along the 6.1-kilometre cliff facing Varkala beach near, Thiruvananthapuram. According to the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Varkala is the only one in the west -coast of India where the sediments are of age between 13 lakh to 2.5 crore years which is exposed to nature, has all the potency to find a spot in the map of geo-heritage sites.
The Neelakurinji blooms are expected to arrive at the Western Ghats,by the end of july.The blooms occur at an interval of 10 years,and is blooming after 2006.The state government has started the preparations for receiving the tourists coming to experience the Neelakurinji blooms. Isolated blooms has already been observed at some places prior to the mass flowering.The main locations massive flowering usually takes place are Eravikulam National Park(ENP),Lakkam and Vaguvarai top,under the Munnar Wildlife Sanctuary.
India is blessed with hill stations of breathtaking beauty.Especially in North India,there are world class hill stations based on their popularity, quality of attractions, accommodation, and accessibility. North India, particularly the states of Uttarakhand & Himachal are well known for their beautiful summer destinations. These states are dotted with several popular hill resorts which are visited by a large number of tourists every year.

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