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Responsible Tourism Mission

  Honorable Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the Responsible Tourism Mission along with Honorable Tourism Minister Shri Kadakampally Suren

The Responsible Tourism initiatives in the state woke up to a new dawn, with the Honorable Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan launching the dedicated Mission for it. The world’s first Responsible Tourism Mission is all set to lead Kerala Tourism through people-friendly, local community-friendly and environment-friendly, initiatives ensuring rural development, employment opportunities and women empowerment.

Sri Kadakampally Surendran, Honorable Minister of Tourism, presided over the function. Sri K Suresh Kurup MLA and Shri Jose K Mani were the chief guests of the function. Dr Venu V, IAS, Principal Secretary, Kerala tourism delivered the welcome speech and P Bala Kiran, IAS, Director of Tourism presented the Responsible Tourism Mission project. Sri K Rupesh Kumar, coordinator, State Responsible Tourism Mission announced the new Responsible tourism destinations.

New Zealand’s Adventure Tourism Experiences

  New Zealand’s 450m Wildwire Wanaka Waterfall Climb

It’s wild, wet and 450 metres on high - Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs is the world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb and New Zealand’s
newest adventure thrill.

New Zealand’s connection with adventure tourism is well known - from AJ Hackett and the bungy to high-speed jet boat thrills and ski planes
landing on mountain sides.

If there’s a new tourism adventure to be had, you can likely guarantee that there’ll be someone somewhere in New Zealand either dreaming it up
or already developing it.

Latest on the menu, the seriously cool Lord of the Rungs - the highest via ferrata waterfall climb in the world - is completed and ready to open
on 16 September.

Embrace ‘Kabir in Every Sense’
Through the Ghats and Bylanes of Varanasi

  Left : Rashmi Agarwal; Right : Sarnath, Varanasi, India

Taking off from a memorable inaugural edition last year, the Mahindra Kabira Festival returns to Varanasi for three days from the 10th – 12th of November 2017 with another sublime celebration of the mystical poet saint Kabir. The festival promises a specially curated experience of the life and works of Kabir, his music and poetry, and the city of Varanasi, his birthplace, unparalleled for its unique ambience, flavour, soul and history.

  Left : Harpreet Singhl; Center :Shubha Mudgal; :Right : Kailash Kher

Conceived by the Mahindra Group and leading performing arts entertainment company, Teamwork Arts, the festival will feature grassroots artistes as well as renowned names such as Bindumalini & Vedanth, Mahesha Ram, Nathoo Lal Solanki, Rashmi Agarwal, Harpreet Singh, and headline performances by the unmatched Kailash Kher and Shubha Mudgal.

Tourism Trend in the Middle Kingdom


China registered a 13 per cent increase in outbound trips – city trips and Sun&Beach holidays are becoming more and more important – trips to Europe declined – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse outbound travel behaviour of the Chinese.

In 2016, while international travel grew by about four per cent, China registered a growth rate of 13 per cent, further consolidating its position as one of the world’s most important source markets for international travel. Thus, China exceeded the Asian/Pacific average outbound growth rate, which was at nearly nine per cent in 2016. These are the results of a special analysis by the World Travel Monitor®, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

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