Cultural Tourism Current Affairs - 2020
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The National Capital has been witnessing soaring popularity and wellness tourism across the world. According to Euro Monitor International, Delhi currently ranks 11th in the list of world’s tops 100 destinations and is to gain 8th rank in 2019. The ranking was released by the organization on December 3, 2019 under the title “Top 100 city destination ranking”
The report says that various cultural traditions and enriching history makes Delhi the most favorite places among international tourists. Also, air connectivity and world class airports have helped the city to increase its position in the ranking. India is also gaining attention for its Ayurvedic and Yoga practices.
The report also says that international tourists visiting Delhi has increased by 25% in 2019 as compared to 2018. In 2019, there were around 15.2 million tourists visiting the capital. This year with seven cities in the top 100 destinations, India has emerged as the strongest tourist destination.
Hong Kong has remained the topmost for three consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019). Followed by Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Macau, Singapore were at the second, third, fourth and fifth ranks respectively. Around 43 cities from Asia were among the top 100 City Destination ranking.
The popularity has increased in Asia as compared to other parts of the world. This is mainly due to developing infrastructure, digitization of travel facilities, electronic Visa applications, government focus on tourism
Tags: Cultural Tourism • e-tourist visa • Foreign Tourists • Medical Tourism • Ministry of Tourism
Between November 7 and November 8, 2019, the Ministry of shipping is hosting the first ever BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation is an international organization that involves South East Asian and South Asian countries. India’s growing interests in the region makes the conclave crucial and significant. Also, the conclave will be a path way for India’s maritime security measures and its interests in the Indo-Pacific region
Highlights of the event
- The investment opportunities and best practices adopted for productivity and safety of the ports are to be discussed in the event.
- The Conclave includes sessions on “Port led Industrial Development and Tourism Development”
- The Conclave will also encourage Cruise Tourism. BIMSTEC nations with diverse historical and cultural heritages are ideal places to develop Cruise Tourism
- The Conclave will also adopt new technological solutions to maximize efficiency and productivity of the available spaces, time and resources in the ports. With the region being one of the fastest growing markets in the world, the supply chain are necessitating expansion beyond national boundaries, resulting in putting tremendous pressure on existing port infrastructure.
- The other discussions in the conclave are as follows
- Emergent roles of ports in the global supply chain
- Safe and Secure ports
- Port Services-Delivering Value
- Green Port Operations