ADTOI partnered with Argus News for second edition of ‘Chalo Dekhein Apna Desh’
The second edition of ‘Chalo Dekhein Apna Desh’ a national tourism conclave, was organised by Argus News, and held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 in Bhubaneswar.Dr.Sambit Patra, Chairman – ITDC and BJP Spokesperson inaugurated the conclave at a hotel in the State Capital. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Patrahighlighted the rich cultural heritage of Odisha and several potential tourist places in the State. Mr. J.K. Mohanty, Director, Swosti Group and Chairman of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha in his address highlighted the importance of Rural Tourism and cited example of why it should be promoted. Mr. P. P. Khanna, President, ADTOI talked about the importance of domestic tourism in the country and how it is the lifeline for every State and Odisha which has great tourism potential should make all the efforts to attract domestic tourists from all parts of the country.
ICONIC Forum 2023 concludes amidst invigorating discussions & great attendance
Taking place after a hiatus of three years, the ICONIC Forum 2023 took place on March 23 at the ITC Maurya. Organised by Red Hat Communications, this insightful platform is the brainchild of Mrs. Jyoti Mayal, who once again was successful in bringing together industry stalwarts and open a dialogue on growth of tourism and future possibilities while highlighting how G-20 will benefit the tourism sector in India. The panellists included Mr. Abinash Manghani, CEO, WelcomHeritage; Mr. Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air; Mr. ShrikantWakharkar, Area Vice President, Hyatt Hotels, North India; Mr. Muktesh K Pardeshi, Special Secretary, G20 Operations; Mr. Lokendra Saini, Chief Operating Officer, EaseMyTrip.com; Mr. Parveen ChanderKumar, Executive Vice President, Indian Hotels Company Ltd; Mr. Sunil V A, Regional VicePresident ISC & FE, Oman Air; Mr. Arvind Yadav, Chairman, Haryana Tourism; Ms. Geetika Sharma, General Manager, Delhi Tourism and more.
The Pride Hotels Group announces the launch of Pride Hotel Rishikesh
The Pride Hotels Group has announced the launch of Pride Hotel Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Pride Hotel Rishikesh offers guests breathtaking views of the entire valley. Centrally located at Tapovan, Badrinath Road this mesmerizing hotel can easily be accessed by road, rail, and air via Dehradun airport. The hotel’s grand opening was held on Sunday, March 19, 2023, and was officially inaugurated by the Honourable Cabinet Minister of Uttarakhand, Mr. Subhodh Uniyal. Pride Hotel Rishikesh with well-appointed deluxe, superior, premium and suite rooms is replete with all modern elements and contemporary interiors. It offers scenic valley views.
“It’s exciting to see the continued enthusiasm for travel to the U.S. and this week has cemented the fact that India is a fast-growing market with tremendous potential for growth in tourism. The good news is that the visa process is getting better. There has been a massive acknowled- gment of the issue. There are more consular staff now and the wait time has reduced considerably. There is a pent-up demand due to the pandemic. India is a country that has the most US visas issued worldwide other than Mexico. The embassy has said that they will issue more than 1 million visas this calendar year.”