Tourism Current Affairs - 2020

Uttar Pradesh Government launches first International festival on Birds

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched International festival on Birds in a bid to promote state as an international bird-watching destination. The first-of-its-kind festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS). It has been jointly organised by the State Forest department in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Read More…

IS militants blows up Palmyra’s iconic Arc of Triumph

Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up the iconic Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Arch of Triumph was a centrepiece of the UNESCO world heritage site of ancient ruins of Palmyra. It dated between 193 and 211 AD. Background After seizing the ancient city of Palmyra in May 2015, IS Read More…

India signs Loan Agreement with ADB for upgrading Tourism Infrastructure and Services

Union Government has inked a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for US 123.51 million dollars for Infrastructure Development Investment Program. The 3 tranche loan will be used for upgrading tourism infrastructure and services in three states Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The loan will be used For conservation and development of places of Read More…

September 27: World Tourism Day

Every year World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed on September 27 to raise awareness about the importance of tourism. Theme for 2015: “One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities“. This year’s theme emphasizes the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth, job creation and development. Observations in India: To mark 2015 WTD, Union Ministry of State Read More…

Union Cabinet approves MoU with Cambodia for cooperation in tourism

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cambodia for bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism. The MoU was signed during Vice President Hamid Ansari’s visit to Cambodia on September 16, 2015 in order to promote bilateral tourism between the two countries. Read More…