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According to Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and DoNER, G Kishan Reddy, the Tourism Ministry will also push cruise, MICE and festival tourism as part of the larger plan; engage youth power with students as ambassadors of tourism. To boost the Incredible India platform digitally as a part of campaign, the Ministry recently launched its reimaged website and is planning to accelerate its social media engagements to enhance the branding and promotions.

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While Incredible India’s branding under the ‘Visit India Year 2023’ initiative will be revived in the country’s traditional markets, Japan and Latin America will be the new entrants in MoT’s promotional agenda. According to Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh, the central government schemes will be saturated at the select 50 destinations to ensure their holistic development. The work to identify the same will start soon, he said.

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The Incredible India brand will continue to be leveraged, embellished, and polished to match the renewed expectations of travellers around the world, officials said. (Photo: Twitter/@tourismgoi)

The minister also launched a logo of the campaign that draws inspiration from visual representation of 'namaste'. The logo represents a "microcosm of the countless stories India holds" — from heritage to gastronomy to our art and our rich wildlife, and its imbibes the country's philosophy of 'Atithi Devo Bhava'

Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday launched the Visit India Year 2023 campaign to encourage inbound travel to the country which is currently chairing the G20.

The minister also launched a logo of the campaign that draws inspiration from visual representation of ‘namaste’. The logo represents a “microcosm of the countless stories India holds” — from heritage to gastronomy to our art and our rich wildlife, and its imbibes the country’s philosophy of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.

In the logo, elements of India’s heritage, its monuments have been depicted, as also modern achievements of India in space and other sectors. It also features the iconic Statue of Unity.

The Tourism Ministry said G20 presidency presets a fantastic opportunity to highlight the country’s tourism offerings. The Visit India Year 2023 campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry.

From showcasing Incredible India visiting delegates to positioning the country as a major travel destination during its year-long presidency, G20 will be the Union Tourism Ministry’s focus area in 2023.

India assumed the presidency of the influential bloc on December 1, setting the tone for the ministry’s calendar this year.

More than 200 meetings will be held across 55 locations, culminating with the annual G20 summit on September 9-10.

The Tourism Ministry is geared up to put its best foot forward and showcase to the guests from different countries the cultural heritage and culinary delights of India.

This year is very crucial for India as it chairs G20, and over 200 meetings will take place at 55 locations, and “over one lakh foreign delegates will visit India this year”, Reddy said after launching the Tourism Ministry’s campaign and its logo.

“Our endeavour will be to showcase our destinations, monuments, culture, festivals to the visiting delegates. A lot of events will be held across India from tourism point of view. Each foreign delegate should return as a cultural ambassador of India, this kind of environment be created, is the vision of our PM,” he said.

Harnessing the momentum created by the “recovery of the global industry”, preferential sentiment from global travellers for exploring India, and building upon the success in growing tourism in India over the years, the ministry is on a “mission to unlock the untapped potential of tourism in India”, making the country a 365-day destination, the ministry said in a statement.

“Encouraging the inbound travel and particularly in the backdrop of India’s G20 presidency, as well as grand celebrations of India@75 — Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Tourism is celebrating this year as ‘Visit India Year 2023’. The focus is on inbound travel to India, to highlight varied tourism offerings of our country and showcase them to the global tourists,” it said.

The priorities include highlighting the unique tourism offerings of every state by leveraging country’s richness in culture, heritage, spirituality, natural beauty and focusing on promoting diverse categories of tourism like sustainable tourism, rural tourism, medical tourism, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions) and others.

The ministry said it is geared up to make “great strides” in improving both the infrastructure and other framework conditions impacting the growth of tourism within the year.

To achieve synergies in the ministry’s efforts and requirements of the tourism sector, the Tourism Ministry is working with all the relevant ministries and government agencies, partners, travel and trade industry, state governments and tourism boards, and key stakeholders which have influence and impact on tourism, the statement said.

The ministry plans to unlock this campaign, by starting at home – inspiring citizens into being India’s ambassadors, as well as through citizen advocacy campaigns across the year in the backdrop of the G20 presidency, leveraging the engagements across the cities hosting G20 meetings, it said.

The Incredible India brand will continue to be “leveraged, embellished, and polished” to match the renewed expectations of travellers around the world, officials said.

The plans for the brand to be supported by a best-in-class digital ecosystem are already in action including a reimagined website that will unbox soul-stirring stories across various travel experience categories that show the many hues of India, speaking to all senses with immersive tech-innovations to offer personalised experience for travellers across the world, it said.

Getting onboard partnerships and collaborations that become the voices of Incredible India – global influencers, opinion shapers, industry leaders, experts on culture and history etc. all with a special focus on rural tourism and sustainable tourism with a spotlight on a modern, progressive India and reactivates the MICE segment to a business-ready India, the ministry said.

In the logo, the ‘namaste’ form is “a colourful medley of the vibrant experiences, illustrious heritage, rich culture, sumptuous delicacies, enchanting wildlife, intricate artforms and a lot more that India stands for. Every icon shown in the logo represents India, in its own unique way”, the ministry said.

The ministry said it is excited to kick-start this “global campaign” to bring about immense positive impact in the tourism sector and appeal all related industries, businesses, and authorities to leverage the momentum to showcase their strengths and “help exhibit a spectacle for the world to witness the incredibleness of India”.

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"India is hosting over 200 G20 meetings at 55 locations across the country. It is happening with 'janbhagidari' (people's cooperation). And, tourism sector is benefitting the most from these meetings," he said.

166% Rise In Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India In 2023 For Jan-Apr Period

India saw a 166% rise in foreign tourist arrivals In India in 2023 from January to Aprril

The number of foreign tourists who arrived in India this year during January-April is 166 per cent more than the figures for the corresponding period in 2022, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said today.

He said this in his address at the inaugural session of the fourth G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting in Panaji.

Mr Reddy also said that after the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign tourist arrivals in India have increased.

"The number of foreign tourists who arrived in India this year during January-April is 166 per cent higher than the figures for the corresponding period in 2022," Mr Reddy said. "India's inbound travel is expected to reach to pre-pandemic level in 2023," he asserted.

Later at a press conference, Mr Reddy said it was a "matter of happiness" that the concluding meeting of the TWG is taking place in Goa.

In keeping with the philosophy of 'Atithi Devo Bhav', India is hosting G20 delegates with great warmth.

"Each of these delegates... we want them to go back as ambassadors of India," the minister said.

Earlier interacting with members of a Yuva Tourism Club after the opening session here, Mr Reddy said the G20 meetings are taking place across the country "akin to a festival".

During the TWG meeting on Tuesday, sustainable tourism, climate change, among other subjects were discussed.

The fourth and the final meeting is discussing various challenges that tourism sector is facing globally.

Hailing India as the "mother of democracy" and ancient land of spirituality, Union minister Reddy urged the global community to work together to build a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector.

India is currently chairing the G20, and "mother of democracy" and "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", are also one of the key taglines used by the central government in its posters and other visuals means of comunication on it.

The Union minister also said that currently the Indian government has two priorities: sustainable infrastructure creation, to cater to the growing needs of  the  tourists,  and raising awareness among the tourists,  for responsible consumption and adoption of an environmentally conscious lifestyle and through the launch of the "G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard, a legacy has been created".

The dashboard being developed, shall promote policies and initiatives by the G20 countries, and guest countries in building a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient sector, he said.

A thematic discussion on 'Making India a Hub for Cruise Tourism' was also organised in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was also held on Tuesday during the event.

At the end of the fourth Tourism Working Group Meeting and the G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting, a Goa Roadmap and Action Plan and a ministerial communique endorsing the roadmap will be issued.

From the last three Tourism Working Group meetings, "insightful discussions, thought-provoking and positive decisions" have emerged which will be deliberated upon in the fourth and the final meeting in Goa, the minister said.

Mr Reddy said the outcomes of the two meetings, aim to lend support towards building a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector.

The Roadmap and the communique are in line with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030.

"Friends, let us work together in bridging the gap between public and private leaders and building a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector in future," he said.

Tourism Ministry officials reiterated that these two documents will be key deliverables after the Goa meet.

"At the end of our working group meeting and the ministerial meeting, we are going to declare a Goa Roadmap and Action Plan for tourism as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs)," a senior official said.  Under India's G20 Tourism Track, the TWG is working on five inter-connected priority areas - green tourism, digitisation, skills, tourism MSMEs and destination. These priorities are key building blocks for accelerating the transition of the tourism sector and achieve the targets for 2030 SDGs.

Also, there will be a "ministerial communique" that will be released at the end of the tourism working group and other deliberations which will endorse the Goa roadmap.

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The first Tourism Working Group Meeting of the G20 was held at Runn of Kutch in Gujarat followed by the second one at Siliguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal, and the third one was hosted in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.  

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Australia witnessed over 6 per cent on-year growth in Indian tourists arrivals in January this year, with 26,200 Indians travelling to the country, Tourism Australia said on Tuesday.

Moreover, India has also significantly improved its ranking to be the fifth largest inbound market for Tourism Australia in 2024, from seventh in 2019.

''In January we did extremely well with 26,200 Indians travelling to Australia, compared to 24,700 during the same month in 2019, a growth of 6.07 per cent.

''If we calculate from February 2023 till January 2024, the total number of Indians visiting Australia has crossed the 4,00,000 arrivals milestone to reach 4,02,200,'' Tourism Australia Country Manager - India and Gulf - Nishant Kashikar told PTI.

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday launched the Visit India Year 2023 campaign to encourage inbound travel to the country which is currently chairing the G20.

The minister also launched a logo of the campaign that draws inspiration from visual representation of ‘namaste’. The logo represents a “microcosm of the countless stories India holds” — from heritage to gastronomy to our art and our rich wildlife, and its imbibes the country’s philosophy of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.

In the logo, elements of India’s heritage, its monuments have been depicted, as also modern achievements of India in space and other sectors. It also features the iconic Statue of Unity.

The Tourism Ministry said G20 presidency presets a fantastic opportunity to highlight the country’s tourism offerings. The Visit India Year 2023 campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry.

From showcasing Incredible India visiting delegates to positioning the country as a major travel destination during its year-long presidency, G20 will be the Union Tourism Ministry’s focus area in 2023.

India assumed the presidency of the influential bloc on December 1, setting the tone for the ministry’s calendar this year.

More than 200 meetings will be held across 55 locations, culminating with the annual G20 summit on September 9-10.

The Tourism Ministry is geared up to put its best foot forward and showcase to the guests from different countries the cultural heritage and culinary delights of India.

This year is very crucial for India as it chairs G20, and over 200 meetings will take place at 55 locations, and “over one lakh foreign delegates will visit India this year”, Reddy said after launching the Tourism Ministry’s campaign and its logo.

“Our endeavour will be to showcase our destinations, monuments, culture, festivals to the visiting delegates. A lot of events will be held across India from tourism point of view. Each foreign delegate should return as a cultural ambassador of India, this kind of environment be created, is the vision of our PM,” he said.

Harnessing the momentum created by the “recovery of the global industry”, preferential sentiment from global travellers for exploring India, and building upon the success in growing tourism in India over the years, the ministry is on a “mission to unlock the untapped potential of tourism in India”, making the country a 365-day destination, the ministry said in a statement.

“Encouraging the inbound travel and particularly in the backdrop of India’s G20 presidency, as well as grand celebrations of India@75 — Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Tourism is celebrating this year as ‘Visit India Year 2023’. The focus is on inbound travel to India, to highlight varied tourism offerings of our country and showcase them to the global tourists,” it said.

The priorities include highlighting the unique tourism offerings of every state by leveraging country’s richness in culture, heritage, spirituality, natural beauty and focusing on promoting diverse categories of tourism like sustainable tourism, rural tourism, medical tourism, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions) and others.

The ministry said it is geared up to make “great strides” in improving both the infrastructure and other framework conditions impacting the growth of tourism within the year.

To achieve synergies in the ministry’s efforts and requirements of the tourism sector, the Tourism Ministry is working with all the relevant ministries and government agencies, partners, travel and trade industry, state governments and tourism boards, and key stakeholders which have influence and impact on tourism, the statement said.

The ministry plans to unlock this campaign, by starting at home – inspiring citizens into being India’s ambassadors, as well as through citizen advocacy campaigns across the year in the backdrop of the G20 presidency, leveraging the engagements across the cities hosting G20 meetings, it said.

The Incredible India brand will continue to be “leveraged, embellished, and polished” to match the renewed expectations of travellers around the world, officials said.

The plans for the brand to be supported by a best-in-class digital ecosystem are already in action including a reimagined website that will unbox soul-stirring stories across various travel experience categories that show the many hues of India, speaking to all senses with immersive tech-innovations to offer personalised experience for travellers across the world, it said.

Getting onboard partnerships and collaborations that become the voices of Incredible India – global influencers, opinion shapers, industry leaders, experts on culture and history etc. all with a special focus on rural tourism and sustainable tourism with a spotlight on a modern, progressive India and reactivates the MICE segment to a business-ready India, the ministry said.

In the logo, the ‘namaste’ form is “a colourful medley of the vibrant experiences, illustrious heritage, rich culture, sumptuous delicacies, enchanting wildlife, intricate artforms and a lot more that India stands for. Every icon shown in the logo represents India, in its own unique way”, the ministry said.

The ministry said it is excited to kick-start this “global campaign” to bring about immense positive impact in the tourism sector and appeal all related industries, businesses, and authorities to leverage the momentum to showcase their strengths and “help exhibit a spectacle for the world to witness the incredibleness of India”. PTI KND CK

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The spot where the Vikram lander of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) groundbreaking Chandrayaan-3 mission touched down on the moon has been officially named "Shiva Shakti" following approval by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The approval came nearly seven months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the landing site would be called "Shiva Shakti" .

The name "Statio Shiva Shakti" for the Chandrayaan-3 landing site was approved by the Paris-based IAU on March 19, as per the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature which provides detailed information about planetary names approved by the astronomical organisation.

Regarding the origin of the name, the Gazetteer said, "Compound word from Indian mythology that depicts the masculine ('Shiva') and feminine ('Shakti') duality of nature; Landing site of Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander."

The Prime Minister, in his announcement on August 26, 2023, at the Isro Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru, also said that August 23, the day when Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon, would now be known as ‘National Space Day’.

He further said that the spot on the lunar surface where Chandrayaan-2 left its footprints will be known as 'Tiranga', as an "inspiration for every effort made by India. It will remind us any failure is not final".

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With over 1,000 coral islands, the world’s only underwater restaurant and idyllic beaches that inspire desktop backgrounds, the Maldives has many reasons to attract tourists. And they, indeed, make the trek. Last year, a record number of tourists visited the Indian Ocean country. 

With over 1,000 resorts, the Maldives experienced a 12% increase in tourist arrivals last year compared to 2022 – the most ever for the atoll nation – totaling over 1.88 million tourists . In 2022, the island nation saw 1.67 million arrivals. 

The most arrivals came from India, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and Germany, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.

For the island nation, tourism is more than just welcoming new visitors. Tourism is the Maldives’ strongest economic driver, making up 58.3% of its total economy in 2022, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Over 70% of jobs in the Maldives are in the tourism industry. 

The warm-weather country targeted 1.8 million tourists for 2023 and hit that number on Dec. 20, according to a press release by the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation. The country even celebrated with a special ceremony for the Dutch tourist who was the 1.8 millionth visitor. 

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“We are immensely proud of this achievement and remain committed to reaching the targets set for our tourism industry for next year as well,” said Fathmath Thaufeeq, CEO and Managing Director of MMPRC, in a statement in December. “Every visitor who arrives in the Maldives has their breath taken away by the natural beauty of our nation, the warm hospitality of our people, and the unmatched variety of places to stay and things to do.” 

The Maldives aims to have even more tourists arrive this year, and its January arrival numbers are already surpassing the past two years. As of Jan. 3, 17,441 travelers entered the country’s borders, compared to 17,346 in 2023 and 15,618 in 2022.

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    The Visit India Year 2023 campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry. From showcasing Incredible India visiting delegates to positioning the country as a major travel destination during its year-long presidency, G20 will be the Union Tourism Ministry's focus area in 2023. India assumed the presidency of the influential bloc on December 1 ...

  5. Year End Review 2023: Ministry of Tourism

    On the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27 th September 2023, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India organised the Global Launch of 'Travel for LiFE' a program for tourism sector under Mission LiFE, envisaged to create awareness about sustainable tourism and to nudge the tourists and tourism businesses to adopt sustainable practices ...

  6. Year End Review 2023: Ministry of Tourism

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  7. Press Information Bureau

    India is also observing 'Visit India Year 2023' on which a presentation was made. In order to develop tourism in mission mode and to accelerate India's rise towards world leadership in tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism has launched Visit India Year 2023. It is a unique, collective movement that invites the world to explore India ...

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    Posted On: 31 JAN 2023 6:48PM by PIB Delhi. Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) launched the Visit India Year 2023 initiative and unveiled its logo at New Delhi today, kicking off the year of grand plans and activities for promoting tourism in India.

  9. Tourism Minister launches Visit India Year 2023 campaign logo

    The Visit India Year 2023 campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry." From showcasing Incredible India visiting delegates to positioning the country as a major travel destination during its year-long presidency, G20 will be the Union Tourism Ministry's focus area in 2023.

  10. Visit India Year 2023 logo launched, MoT for new strategies to boost

    Inbound Tourism: After dedicating this year as 'Visit India Year 2023', MoT has released a logo for the same. The plan, said. Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, is to make big improvements in both infrastructure and framework conditions impacting the growth of tourism within the year. The 'Incredible India' brand will continue to be leveraged to match the renewed traveller expectations ...

  11. 2023: A retake year for India's inbound tourism

    Inbound Tourism: The Ministry of Tourism, in line with India's ongoing presidency of G20, declared 2023 as the "Visit India Year". MoT to focus on increasing India's share of the global tourism market through restructuring strategies, international-level participation and by setting up the National Tourism Board.

  12. Tourism minister launches Visit India Year 2023 campaign, logo

    New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday launched the Visit India Year 2023 campaign to encourage inbound travel to the country which is currently holding the presidency of G20. The minister also launched a logo of the campaign that draws inspiration from visual representation of 'namaste'. The Tourism Ministry […]

  13. Draft policy formulated to enhance tourism's contribution to economy

    The Tourism Ministry, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, has formulated a draft National Tourism Policy, 2023 to enhance the contribution of tourism in the Indian economy by ...

  14. With focus on tech-driven, smart tourism, MoT rolls out blueprint for

    In line with the budget proposal to push inbound tourism in 2023, the Ministry of Tourism is ready with a blueprint to promote India in the coming year. According to Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and DoNER, G Kishan Reddy, its Visit India Year 2023 campaign will focus on elevating India as a 365 days destination, with special focus on cruise, MICE and festival tourism.

  15. Tourism Minister Launches Visit India Year 2023 Campaign, Logo ...

    The Visit India Year 2023 campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry. From showcasing Incredible India visiting delegates to positioning the country as a major travel destination during its year-long presidency, G20 will be the Union Tourism Ministry's focus area in 2023. India assumed the presidency of the influential bloc on December ...

  16. 166% Rise In Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India In 2023 For Jan-Apr

    The number of foreign tourists who arrived in India this year during January-April is 166 per cent more than the figures for the corresponding period in 2022, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy ...

  17. Tourism Minister Launches Visit India Year 2023 Campaign, Logo

    The Visit India Year 2023 campaign is an initiative of the Tourism Ministry. From showcasing Incredible India visiting delegates to positioning the country as a major travel destination during its ...

  18. Press Information Bureau

    Key Highlights " Incredible India" made an impressive impact at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2023 Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Ms. V. Vidyavathi participated in high-level engagements including UNWTO-­ WTTC Tourism Ministers Summit and a panel discussion on empowering communities The Ministry introduced its latest campaign, "Travel for LiFE," aimed at mainstreaming sustainability

  19. Leveraging G20, ministry of tourism to declare 2023 as 'Visit India

    The ministry proposes to launch a global 'Visit India 2023 campaign' leveraging the G-20 platform and over 200 meetings, events and conferences scheduled in over 50 destinations in the country. One of the key responsibilities of the "high-level" consultant whom the ministry is in the final stages of selecting and hiring for "strategy ...

  20. India at the forefront of global tourism in 2023

    "Under the aegis of India's G20 Presidency, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India shall be organizing the country's first Global Tourism Summit in New Delhi from 10-12 April 2023, where all ...

  21. Indian Responsible Tourism Summit & Awards 2024

    A community that understands and values the power of collective wisdom and collective action. Which is why, at Outlook's annual Indian Responsible Tourism Summit & Awards 2024 in New Delhi, we made a simple wish of 'Growing Together, Growing Responsibly'. As travel bounces back, we ask ourselves whether we are ready to make the most of ...

  22. Indian footfalls to Australia surges; India becomes 5th ...

    ''If we calculate from February 2023 till January 2024, the total number of Indians visiting Australia has crossed the 4,00,000 arrivals milestone to reach 4,02,200,'' Tourism Australia Country Manager - India and Gulf - Nishant Kashikar told PTI. ... Ghana finance minister: we want to fast-track debt restructuring talks

  23. Tourism minister launches Visit India Year 2023 campaign ...

    New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday launched the Visit India Year 2023 campaign to encourage inbound travel to the country which is currently chairing the G20. The minister also launched a logo of the campaign that draws inspiration from visual representation of 'namaste'. The logo represents a "microcosm […]

  24. Visit Siem Reap 2024 Campaign seeks to provide a significant ...

    Visit Siem Reap 2024 Campaign seeks to provide a significant boost to the tourism industry. In a press conference hosted by the Club of Cambodian Journalists on March 17, H.E. Sok Soken, Minister of Tourism, emphasized the inherent strategic value of this campaign.

  25. Chandrayaan-3 landing site is now officially called ...

    The Prime Minister, in his announcement on August 26, 2023, at the Isro Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex in Bengaluru, also said that August 23, the day when Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon, would now be known as 'National Space Day'.

  26. The Maldives broke tourism records in 2023

    The most arrivals came from India, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and Germany, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. ... compared to 17,346 in 2023 and 15,618 in 2022.

  27. PDF Year End Review 2023: Ministry of Tourism

    On the occasion of World Tourism Day on 27. September 2023, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India organised the Global Launch of 'Travel for LiFE' a program for tourism sector under Mission LiFE, envisaged to create awareness about sustainable tourism and to nudge the tourists and tourism businesses to adopt sustainable practices ...

  28. Monthly Tourism Statistics, December 2023

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