Tourism Current Affairs - 2020

Paryatan Parv 2019 being organised by Ministry of Tourism

Union Ministry of Tourism is organising ‘Paryatan Parv 2019’ from 2 to 13 October 2019 across the country. The nationwide festival was inaugrated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi. About Paryatan Parv The Delhi leg of Paryatan Parv is being held from 2-6 October Read More…

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for the first time

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia will offer tourist visas for the first time as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil. The move to open up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers comes just two weeks after devastating attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, which has roiled global energy markets. Key Highlights Read More…

September 27: World Tourism Day

The United Nations World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27. The day aims at creating awareness on social, political, cultural and economic values among international community. Background The UNWTO – United Nations World Tour Organization has been celebrating World Tourism Day since 1980. The day was chosen because on this day, the UNWTO Statues Read More…

Tourism Minister inaugurates 1st-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar

Prahalad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar, the 12th-century monument, in New Delhi. Now with bottom to top illumination, the architectural beauty of historic Qutb Minar will display its historic majesty after sunset. This step towards promotion of tourism is in line with Read More…

Government inks $31 million loan agreement with ADB to develop tourism and boost jobs in Tamil Nadu

Union Government has inked $31 million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Tamil Nadu Government’s Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (IDIPT). It is fourth loan tranche for this program aimed at building-up tourism industry and boost visitor arrivals in Tamil Nadu. Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (IDIPT) It is $250 million Read More…