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Govt Launches Toll Free Tourist Infoline in 12 International Languages

The Ministry of Tourism on Monday launched a 24×7 toll free infoline in 12 international languages, including Hindi and English, for the safety and security of tourists in India, Union minister Mahesh Sharma said.

The tourists, both international and domestic, can reach for help when needed on the toll free number 1800111363 or on a short code 1363, while in India, minister of state for culture and tourism Sharma said at the launch of multilingual infoline.

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The call agents at contact centres will respond to Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages, besides Hindi and English, and provide information relating to travel and tourism in India.

It will also advice tourists “on action to be taken during times of distress while travelling in India and if need be alert the concerned authorities,” he said.

Secretary to Minister of Tourism Vinod Zutshi, who was also present at the launch, said the service focuses on information, education and communication (IEC) for the tourists, helpdesk, and safety and security of the tourists.

He said ministry will also revive the website of Incredible India to make it even more tourist friendly.

The multilingual infoline has been launched in collaboration with Tata Business Support Services Limited (Tata BSS), a Business process outsourcing (BPO) owned by Tata Sons.

Source: www.ibtimes.co.in

Government to Promote Golf Tourism to Attract More Foreigners

Government is ready to support golf tourism to attract more foreign visitors to the country, which has over 200 golf courses.

Golf Tourism in India


This was stated today by Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma who stressed that there is a lot of potential in golf tourism in India.”Golf is at nascent stage in the country and the government is ready to support this niche tourism product. There is a lot of potential of golf tourism in India,” Sharma said at the FICCI Golf Tourism Summit here. He said India has about 220 golf courses and some of these are best in the world.

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Seeking industry cooperation, he said “how best it can be explored so that it becomes a strength of tourism industry in the country.” Disagreeing with tour operators, Sharma said there is no off season for tourism in country like India. India has the strength to provide round the year tourism to the world. Something or other is available for tourists in the country round the year, he said.” We have miles and miles of Himalayan range, longest sea beach, desert, wildlife, monuments. India is so vast that we have round the year tourism.”

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President of India Golf Tourism Association Rajan Sehgal said “we have about 220 golf courses in the country and about 25 are signature golf courses which are at par with international standard”. Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutsi said India is a late entrant in the golf tourism sector.” The government has given e-tourism visa facility to 113 countries and our aim is to extend the facility to total 150 countries,” he said.


Source: www.india.com