India’s tribes at risk as expanding tourism plans threaten identity, ecosystem

India counts 8.6 per cent of its 1.4 billion population as a tribal demographic – with their own indigenous culture, food, clothing and lifestyle. The government and private agencies intend to ride on such uniqueness from this segment in the name of tribal or eco-tourism. Although the national strategy of eco-tourism calls for involvement of […]

Record-breaking tourist footfall at Kaziranga National Park, receives 3.27 lakh tourists in FY 2023-24

Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and iconic inhabitants like the one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga has emerged as a top-choice destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts Image for representational purposes only Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) experienced a significant upsurge in tourist footfall this […]

India’s hospitality sector’s contribution is projected to reach $450–500 billion by FY30: CareEdge- Republic World

Spice Route | The Imperial Hotel, Delhi | Cost for two: Rs 6,000 | Image:The Imperial Hotel website Hospitality sector growth: India’s hospitality industry is experiencing a notable rise in capacity additions, particularly in the midscale-economy segment, fueled by a resurgence in domestic tourism, the resumption of international flights, and a gradual recovery in foreign […]

Joshimath: Local economy takes a beating as tourists dwindle, residents move out

On a sunny February afternoon, Motiram Joshi, 65, is patiently waiting for people to visit his general store in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town. However, since last year, the tourist inflow has significantly reduced, impacting his business. Joshi told Mongabay-India that he has been running his store for over two decades but has never seen such a […]

On a Spiritual High

The spiritual side of Indians was never this visible. The numbers prove it. Of late, spiritual tourism, or travel motivated by spiritual or religious beliefs, is at an all-time high. People are flocking to religious monuments and destinations, as well as spiritually uplifting locations, like never before. According to the most recent estimates, religious and […]

FHRAI to host Travel for Life Tourism Sustainability Summit – ET HospitalityWorld

FHRAI to host Travel for Life Tourism Sustainability Summit. The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) jointly with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Hotel Association of India will host “Travel for Life; Tourism Sustainability Summit, an event set to redefine the path of sustainable tourism in India. Under the […]

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