Tag: tourism

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….

Fake tourist guides fleece visitors
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Fake tourist guides fleece visitors

December 10, 2019

Audio announcement at Palace warns tourists Mysuru: Fake tourist guides are running a cartel in city where tourists are misguided and taken to various private business establishments and entertainment zones for the handsome commission they offer besides fleecing them.  Out-of-State tourists or outstation visitors are dissuaded from visiting the Mysore Palace and other locations of…

Tourism, the Face-saver
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Tourism, the Face-saver

October 3, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Five percent growth in Gross Domestic Products (GDP) ! There is a recession staring on our Indian economy. The Government in its wisdom has announced several fiscal stimulus, aimed at giving the necessary push to the economy. Ironical, the banks are flush with funds but no private players…

Tourism, gone with the wind
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Tourism, gone with the wind

July 25, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A recent news item says it all: “A sharp dip in the foreigners visiting Mysuru.” A drop of 50 percent !   Alarm bells should be ringing all over  but no one is bothered. Our former Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh was more busy visiting the Mysore Race Club (MRC)…

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