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Minister promises to boost Tourism in State
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Minister promises to boost Tourism in State

Mysuru: Tourism and Sericulture Minister S.R. Mahesh assured to make all possible efforts to develop the State as second best tourist hub of the country as the State has been ranked seventh in attracting the tourists. He was speaking after inaugurating Travel log’18, a two-day National Seminar on ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation,’ organised by…

A Minister in a Hurry ?
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A Minister in a Hurry ?

Our Minister wants to implement his vision both on Tourism and Sericulture but who is going to implement his vision? The same tired lot of government servants who do not have any new ideas or vision !   First and foremost, the Minister should form a Core Team of officials, starting from a dynamic Secretary (Tourism). The…

Tourism Arrivals: Where is Karnataka?
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Tourism Arrivals: Where is Karnataka?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Just one look at the stats released by the Ministry of Tourism for the year 2016 says it all. Surprise, surprise, Tamil Nadu has emerged as the premium destination for both domestic and international tourists, beating the much-touted Uttar Pradesh with its Taj Mahal and other talked about…

“Night Tourism in India interpreted as Night Clubs”, Says Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons
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“Night Tourism in India interpreted as Night Clubs”, Says Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons

Tourism in the country benefits people in three ways; it creates employment, helps infrastructure development and generates revenue in foreign exchange. Mysuru, though has always been touted as a tourist destination, needs more push and the effort of a private enterprise, Mysore Travel Mart, in this direction is quite laudable. Union Minister of State for…

Tourism on the Rise. But not Mysuru. Why?
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Tourism on the Rise. But not Mysuru. Why?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC One crore or 10 million arrivals! We Indians should be proud. We have crossed this magical figure this year. Of course, this arrival figure includes tourists, business people, medical tourists and students.  An achievement no doubt but nothing to brag about. Singapore, our neighbour gets about  15 million…

Tourism on the rise ?
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Tourism on the rise ?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC The recent stats released by the Ministry of Tourism has indicated that tourism is on the rise and this bodes well for this sun-rise industry which has both direct and indirect benefit for millions across the country. In the year 2000, the tourist arrivals were 2.65 million and…

Entries invited to run tourist taxis
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Entries invited to run tourist taxis

The Department of Tourism has invited applications from eligible SC/ST, backward class and minority community candidates to receive a grant of Rs. 2 lakh to run tourist taxis. The candidates should be in the age group of 20 to 40 years, passed 10th std. and posses an LMV driving licence from at least an year….

DC chairs District Tourism Dev. Committee meeting
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DC chairs District Tourism Dev. Committee meeting

A meeting of District Tourism Development Committee to evolve city as a Model Tourist Centre was chaired by Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep at his office here this morning. In the wake of assault on a foreign tourist on the steps of Chamundi Hill recently, Randeep said that it was being planned to install gates at…

Stakeholders brainstorm on boosting tourism in Mysuru
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Stakeholders brainstorm on boosting tourism in Mysuru

Tourism  Dept.  to roll out ‘Vision Document’ drawing a road-map on tourism-promotion activities In an effort to boost tourism in Mysuru, a vision document with short, medium and long-term objectives will come out soon. The document, proposed to be prepared by the Tourism Department, apart from listing out ideas and action plans to promote tourism,…

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