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Rashmi Verma is the new Secretary, Tourism

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Rashmi Verma (IAS), of 1982 batch from Bihar Cadre, has joined as the new Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Before this, Verma was serving as the Secretary in Ministry of Textiles. Not new to tourism, she has previously served as the Chairman & MD of Bihar...

GST Council levies 5% rate on tour packages

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The Government of India’s GST Council finalised the tax rates on services under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime at their meeting held in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The GST regime is scheduled to kick-in from July 1, and the council has approved the GST rates for...

PM inaugurates first UDAN flight between Shimla-Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched UDAN – the Regional Connectivity Scheme for civil aviation, from Shimla Airport. Under this scheme, flights have begun today from Shimla, Nanded and Kadapa airports. The Shimla-Delhi flight will be operated by Air India. The Prime Minister...
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Business & Medical e-visa now available for application

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With effect from April 1, 2017, the e-visa facility for business and medical tourism is finally open for application. While the e-tourist visa facility was the first one to be launched, the central government further added the e-business and e-medical visa in an effort to...

Free of Pre-loaded SIM card on E-Visa

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Ministry of Tourism has taken an initiative of providing free pre-loaded BSNL SIM card to international tourists arriving in India on e-visa. To start with this is operational in IGI Airport Delhi and will be expanded to 15 other airports where the e-visa facility is available....

New Service Tax norm jolts tour operators

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According to a recent ruling, starting January 22 2017, tour operators will have to pay a service tax of 9% instead of 4.5% on all billings. Madame Tussauds Delhi to open in June The 23rd edition of Madame Tussauds is set to open in New Delhi this June at Regal Cinema, Connaught...

E-visa to now include e-Tourist visa, e-Medical visa and e-Business visa

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India’s e-visa will now have three components — e-Tourist visa, e-Medical visa, e-Business visa. For the first time in this country, medical visa is going the electronic way and so is the case with business visa. The best thing is that the initial period of application, which...

India to become world’s third largest aviation market

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Country to add 322 million more air passengers over next 20 years, IATA forecast reveals India will overtake the UK to become the world’s third largest aviation market by 2026, a new forecast has revealed. According to projections from the International Air Transport Association...

India to become world’s third largest aviation market

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Country to add 322 million more air passengers over next 20 years, IATA forecast reveals India will overtake the UK to become the world’s third largest aviation market by 2026, a new forecast has revealed. According to projections from the International Air Transport Association...
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Delhi Airport becomes 1st in APAC to achieve carbon Neutral status

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GMR Group’s Delhi Airport, managed by Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), has become the first airport in Asia-Pacific to achieve Carbon Neutral status.  The announcement has been made by Airports Council International (ACI) during the Airport Carbon Accreditation...
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