India has gone up in the tourism index and the ministry will promote aggressively
Sweta Ranjan | May 20, 2015 | New Delhi
Minister of state for Tourism Mahesh Sharma has hailed the extension of e-visas to Chinese nationals. Sharma said on Tuesday that “It was a great vision of our prime minister that he took a lead and Chinese declared it as e-tourist visa place.” The ministry now aims at promoting tourism in India from China. He said, “China and India has a ratio of 1:4 of inbound and outbound tourism. We want to fill this gap.”
Speaking on the sidelines at a pre-event function of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), he said “in the travel and tourism index India has jumped from 65 to 52nd rank and it is a jump of 13 places from last year ranking. I think the credit goes to our great prime minister who is acting as the ambassador of tourism worldwide.”
The PATA conference is scheduled to be held in September from 6th to 8th September. The PATA event brings together international buyers and seller for one-to-one meetings, educational forum and networking sessions. It provides platform for showcasing and promoting the varied tourism destinations and products of countries, to a target international audience.
The ministry of tourism has earlier hosted the PATA travel mart in Hyderabad in 2008 and in New Delhi in 2011.
‘Tourist Mitra’ police in Karnataka
RV Deshpande, tourism and higher education minister of Karnataka while presenting the details of the PATA event, spoke about “Tourist Mitra”.
The “Tourist Mita” is an attempt of the Government of Karnataka to ensure safer tourism in the state., “we aim to tackle the security concerns related to tourist by implementing “Tourist Mitra”. This team will focus more on women, ” Deshpande said.
The tourism department of Karnataka is in touch with the Ministry of Home Affairs on this issue.
Minister added, “The Tourist Mitra will be entrusted with all powers of police. They will wear a smile on their face but will be empowered to take actions.”
The minister shared that the tourism department of Karnataka will train the current officials and will recruit more if need felt.
There will also be new police stations made especially for tourist assistance if required. He said, “we will try to use the spaces in the police stations that are already existing but if required we will even build new ones.”
For assisting and helping the tourists the guides in Karnataka are also being trained by four universities. Keeping PATA event in mind the guides are also being trained in four foreign languages. “The tourism department is working on the task to improve the skills of guides at tourist destinations in the state. They will even be taught languages like French, Russian, Chinese,” he said.
India’s present active caseload (4,43,486) is 4.85% of the total positive cases, and has been sustained below the 5% mark, the health ministry said in a bulletin Monday. The Recovery Rate continues to be above 93% as 93.68% of all cases have recovered as of date. In the 24 hours to Mon
Covid-19 will soon be a “past episode”, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, minister for health and family welfare, has said, hoping that “vaccines available very soon, and the cases will significantly go down in the next few months”. “It is not the first one and definitely not
The revival of the government’s reform agenda in response to the coronavirus pandemic shock has the potential to raise India’s medium-term growth rate, Fitch Ratings has said in a new analysis, while also taking note of downside pressures to growth and adding that it will take time to assess wh
Acknowledging that much needs to be done in the banking sector, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra has said that the government was working on the nitty-gritties. “As far as the Indian banking system is concerned, a lot is still to be done and rest assured work is under progress. T
Param Siddhi, the high performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC, has achieved a global ranking of 63 and thus among the TOP 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. The su
A slew measures have been under way for a more effective response to the rise in COVID-19 infections in Delhi, with the union home ministry pushing for more testing as well as adding to the healthcare infrastructure. After home minister Shah held a meeting on the Delhi COVID situation on Nov