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Over 1000 stakeholders to converge in Kerala capital for Global…

September 24, 2023

 The first edition of South India’s prestigious travel expo, Global Travel Market (GTM 2023), planned from September 27 to more

High-Profile Dignitaries from France, French President Mr. Emmanuel Macron and…

September 24, 2023

 The G20 Summit, which brings together leaders from the world’s largest economies, is a crucial platform for discussions more

Thailand’s Ancient Town Si Thep declared as a UNESCO World…

September 24, 2023

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has listed “The Ancient Town of Si Thep and its Associated Dvaravati Monuments” more

Qatar Tourism leads hospitality delegation at a two-city roadshow in…

September 24, 2023

Qatar Tourism led a high-profile delegation of 40 hospitality partners in a roadshow across Mumbai and New Delhi, more

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Bridging Beyond Borders Bridging Cultures, Igniting Connections

August 16, 2023

In an era of unprecedented connectivity, where borders cease to be mere lines on a map, a new avenue Of exploration emerges at the confluence Of cultures and human narratives. Welcome to the pages of Travel Heights, where we unveil the captivating realm of Border Tourism — a fusion of adventure, discovery, and cross-cultural encounters read more

Ministry of Tourism has formulated a National Strategy and Roadmap…

August 9, 2023

Ministry of Tourism in order to boost Medical Tourism in the country, has formulated a National Strategy and more

Enabling digitalization by setting up Online Medical Value Travel (MVT)…

August 8, 2023

Promotion and development of Tourism, including Medical Tourism, is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments/ UT Administrations. more

Draft National Tourism Policy seeks to enhance contribution of tourism…

August 8, 2023

The Ministry of Tourism has drafted a National Tourism Policy incorporating suggestions received from Central Ministries, State Governments/UT more


Associations Updates

Workshop on Sustainable Tourism and Best Practices in the Hospitality…

June 9, 2023

Chhattisgarh Tourism, in collaboration with TOFTigers, recently organised a workshop on Sustainable Tourism, Best Practices in the Hospitality Industry, more

TOFTigers Announces 6th Wildlife Tourism Awards to be held in…

May 17, 2023

TOFTigers is gearing up for the 6th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2023, centred around this year’s theme “Recognising more

MICE Updates

6th Edition of India International Hospitality Expo 2023 set to…

August 1, 2023

India Expo Centre & Mart Greater Noida, one of India’s largest integrated venue for exhibitions, conventions and conferences more

Sustainably Moored MICE

September 5, 2019

Meetings and incentives are the integral parts of the hospitality industry because meetings represent a very big business more

Hard work and its Associates

Hard work and its Associates

August 15, 2022

M. S. Dhoni, P.V. Sindhu, Azim Premji, Amitabh Bachchan, Gautam Adani, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Dr. Devi Shetty, Kiran Bedi, more

I always wonder why some Indian names are not only pronounced incorrectly, they are even spelt wrong. Wonder if it was British who modified these words to suit their speech and text. For instance how did our sacred river Ganga become Ganges? Or Lord Ram came to be called Rama. The names are spoken and written the same way, across languages. The spoilers were however non-discriminating, they called even villainous Ravan as Ravana… some consolation. Lord Krishan was also distorted to Krishna. Lord Shiv is called Shiva. Even the religious books had to face the music, Ramayan was called Ramayana. Traditionally, in Hindi when an is ‘a’ suffixed to a male’s name, it becomes a female’s name. For example Amit is a boy’s name whereas Amita is a girl’s name. Similarly Sumit is a boy’s name and Sumita is a girl’s. There are numerous examples like Tarun- Taruna, Karun- Karuna, Arun-Aruna….. What bothers me even more is the fact that, every 75 years after India’s Independence, long after British left our shores, we continue to distort all these names. Why can’t we simply use the original names like river Ganga, Lord Ram, Lord Krishan, villains Ravan, Kans and also use the correct way of writing and speaking the names of religious books like Ramayan and Mahabharat. The disease was not limited to people. Even place got infected. While writing the names of some state, the ‘a’ got added, even while reporting in the newspapers. Keral became Kerala, Karnatak became Karnataka, Maharashtr became Maharashtra. Why must we have two different spellings in Hindi and English for name of the people or states. What is funny is that the ailment did not spare even some historical figures like King Ashok, whose name got distorted to King Ashoka and King Bharat became King Bharata! Chandragupt be ame Chandragupta and Harshvardhan became Harshvardhana. Whereas it is fashionable these days to rename various roads, states and stadiums, I wonder if such goof-up will be looked into and the right spellings and pronunciation of proper names will be adhered to. I must not miss the tallest of them all. Great Himalay Parvat (mountain range), which got distorted to Himalayas… Ironically the names of Mughals or British who ruled us never got distorted, we continue to call Lord Mountbatten as Lord Mountbatten, King Akbar as King Akbar, not Akbara………. and so on. As we celebrate 75th years of India’s independence (Azaadi ka Amrit Mahautsav), we have two options. We can either continue to crib about expecting someone else (central or state government) or some administration to correct the tradition of distorting names, or Like Mahatama Gandhi ji had once said, “Be the change, you want to see” As responsible citizens of India, can each one of us pledge to start using the correct spelling of all Indian names while writing and start pronouncing them right, while speaking, from today, August 15, 2022. Personally, I pledge to right the wrong

Ayes and Noes… Getting the Indian names right…

August 15, 2022

I always wonder why some Indian names are not only pronounced incorrectly, they are even spelt wrong. Wonder more

India's Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav A Relook at The Developments in Business, Technology & Tourism

India’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav:  A Relook at The Developments in Business, Technology & Tourism

August 15, 2022

As India’s citizens come together to honour the nation and celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is time more



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