1. Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) brings back Travel Mission to India.
Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will host its Travel Mission to India after a pause of three years. A delegation of 28 trade members comprising Hong Kong land operators, hoteliers, airlines, cruise company and popular family attractions, ike Ocean Park Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland will hold business sessions with the Indian trade partners in Bengaluru (22 Aug), Mumbai (23 Aug) and New Delhi (25 Aug).
2. Amarnath yatra to be temporarily suspended from August 23.
Due to considerable reduction in the flow of pilgrims and the urgent repairs and maintenance on both the tracks leading to the holy cave being undertaken by the BRO, the movement of pilgrims is not advisable. However, the Chari Mubarak, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, shall proceed via the traditional Pahalgam Route, the culmination of the yatra on August 31.
3. Goa is gearing up to welcome charter tourists from Moscow.
Goa is gearing up to welcome charter tourists from Moscow on October 1. The roster includes charters from Russia, the UK, Kazakhstan, and Israel. The tourism industry in Goa has high hopes for the FIT segment’s growth, especially with the inauguration of the Manohar International Airport at MOPA.
4. Indonesia to launch Golden Visa program by end of 2023.
The Golden Visa policy will come with validity for five and ten years. The Golden Visa will also allow a long-term visitor to own property in Indonesia. The program aims to incentivise foreign tourists to invest in the country and extend their stays. Initially the program expected by Nov, 23
5. MOT showcases 25 key destinations under its wedding tourism campaign ‘India Says I Do’
Under ministry of tourism campaign “India Says I Do”, around 25 key destinations were selected to explore how India fits into their wedding goals and captures the essence of India’s grandeur. It also aims to explore new avenues and scale tourism in India to new heights.
6. Dholpur-Karauli Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan gets approved by NTCA.
India gets its 54th tiger reserve in Rajasthan’s Karauli and Dholpur districts with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) approving a proposal in this regard. This is Rajasthan’s fifth tiger reserve after Ranthambore, Sariska, Mukundra Hills and Ramgarh Vishdhari. Meanwhile, in-principle approval has been granted to declare Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan as a Tiger Reserve.
⚫ INT’L FLIGHTS TO B’LURU WILL OPERATE FROM TERMINAL 2 W.E. F. 31 AUG
⚫ CHINA EXEMPTS BIOMETRICS FOR INDIAN VISA APPLICANTS TILL 31 DEC.
⚫ GOA PREPARES TO WELCOME CHARTER TOURISTS.
⚫ SRINAGAR’S TULIP GARDEN ENTERS WORLD BOOK OF RECORDS (LONDON) AS ASIA’S LARGEST.
⚫ SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD GETS INTERACTIVE WEB SERIES TO ATTRACT YOUNG AUDIENCES.