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Out-of-the-box solutions required for Revival of Tourism
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Out-of-the-box solutions required for Revival of Tourism

August 6, 2020

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Green shoots of revival; it is visible to all the so-called intellects and economists  post this pandemic. But what is the reality on the ground? Yes, certain industries like pharmacy or biscuit manufacturers prospered in this pandemic but all the other manufacturers  are in doldrums. With doles being…

Restrictions on tourists withdrawn: Mysuru DC
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Restrictions on tourists withdrawn: Mysuru DC

July 28, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The restrictions on tourists, hotels, home stays, resorts, lodges and guest houses in H.D. Kote taluk, which was imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been withdrawn on July 24, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abhiram G. Sankar. The DC, in a press release, has stated that as per the Government order, direction…

Tourism industry in a wait-and-watch mode
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Tourism industry in a wait-and-watch mode

May 28, 2020

Stakeholders in Mysuru give thrust to local travel to build confidence Bengaluru: Tourism industry in Karnataka and Mysuru that has earned global recognition is staring at the reality of having to live with the Coronavirus. With hundreds of tourist spots and being the bellwether for Indian tourism, all eyes are focussed on how the State…

Food Kits distributed to Tourist Guides
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Food Kits distributed to Tourist Guides

April 6, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: A day after Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi issued instructions, the Tourism Department in association with KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) distributed Food Kits to 45 registered Tourist Guides of the city at the premises of Hotel Mayura Hoysala on JLB Road here  this morning. Each Kit contains 10 kg of Rice and 1…

What You Need to Visit Thailand- Must Do Things (2020)
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What You Need to Visit Thailand- Must Do Things (2020)

March 12, 2020

Visiting Thailand for leisure or business is always exciting. You will be exposed to a whole new way of life, different weather, and get to enjoy authentic Asian culture, hospitality, and adventure all at once. Yes, Bangkok is as exotic and as mad as you’ve seen it depicted in western movies.  Getting access to Thailand…

‘City Pass’ to end long queues outside tourist ticket counters
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‘City Pass’ to end long queues outside tourist ticket counters

February 19, 2020

Single ticket to provide hassle-free access to different tourist destinations Mysore/Mysuru: One ticket, many tourist destinations — the concept of providing access to multiple tourist destinations in and around Mysuru using a single ticket or ‘City Pass’ — may become a reality soon and this common ticket is expected to end long queues outside ticket…

CM promises more budgetary allocations to tourism sector
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CM promises more budgetary allocations to tourism sector

December 19, 2019

Government committed to take Karnataka to fifth position in India’s tourism, says Yediyurappa  Bengaluru: The State Government is committed to take Karnataka to the fifth place in the Nation’s tourism sector as Karnataka is privileged to have innumerable and exquisite tourist destinations, said Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.  He was speaking after inaugurating a workshop on…

Fake Guides and Travel Agents
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Fake Guides and Travel Agents

December 19, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Was perusing a recent report on fake tourist guides. Are you surprised? I am not. This kind of thuggery  may be a recent phenomenon in Mysuru but has been going on for years in North India.  Twenty years back, I used to be General Manager of Lodhi Hotel….

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