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11 Dec 2017 Tourism

Darjeeling to host 5-day “Teesta Rangit Tourism Festival”

After a gap of three years, Darjeeling a small popular hill station is all set to host 5 days tourism festival “Teesta Rangit Tourism Festival 2017’ from December 27 till New Year’s Eve.

Earlier in 2011 to 2013 the festival was stopped by Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA)due to lack of fund. But this year the festival will be celebrated significant, both politically as well as economically, Said by GJM leader Binay Tamang told to The Sunday Express he said,

“The aim of the business meeting is to see how Darjeeling can be developed economically and which industries can be brought here for investments. The principal secretary of the GTA is coordinating with the West Bengal government in this regard and a meeting was held at Nabanna (state secretariat) on December 4 to figure out the logistics. We don’t know which industrialists will be coming but the West Bengal government is likely to inform us by next week the names of the industrialists,” .

"We are planning to invite foreign consulates and embassies to visit and participate in the festival in order to send out the message to the world that the situation in Darjeeling is normal again, and visitors can enjoy the peace and serenity of the hills,"Tourism Minister Gautam Deb said.

Hill stations, largely depend upon tourism, tourist attracts to the remote places villages and several lesser-known destinations situated in different parts of the hills. Said GTA principal secretary Subrata Biswas.

He added the festival includes four venues -- Darjeeling town, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Mirik.

"Local arts, dresses and cuisines will be showcased at the festival to cater to different interests of tourists. Adventure sports like rafting, paragliding, hiking and leisurely pastimes like bird watching will also find a mention in the promotional activities,"    

Source: The Hindu

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17 Nov 2017 Tourism

Israel The New Biggest Tourist Attraction for Indians 2017

Israel, for the second consecutive year, has broken its tourism record. Its natural beauty and historical legacy attracting tourist worldwide - the healing water, centuries and the valleys has attracted 49000 Indians by October 2017 marking the growth of 34% from January to October rising the highest number so far...

Director of Israel Ministry of Tourism India addresses India as an important contributor, promoting Israel as a dynamic holiday destination for Indians.He Said “Tourism is an important contributor to the Israeli economy and since the beginning of the year, tourism has brought in $4.1 billion into the economy. In 2016, 45,000 Indians visited Israel and we have surpassed that number by October itself this year. We hope to have 60,000 Indian arrivals to Israel by end of 2017.”

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