The Union Ministry of Tourism has launched several new initiatives on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, including the constitution of the Medical and Wellness Tourism Promotion Board.
Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma said the Board had been formed to tap the potential and advantages that India has in the field of medical and wellness tourism.
He also inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in Hospitality Education to operate from Hotel Samrat in New Delhi on the occasion.
He also released the Tourism Vision Document 2030, launched the revamped website of the Ministry of Tourism http://tourism.gov.in/, which has now been made bilingual, and released an audio-visual presentation 'Introduction to India'.
The Minister also announced Discover India fares of national carrier Air India. Under the scheme, a tourist can discover India in one or two weeks at a reasonable travel cost. A tourist can buy five coupons for Rs 32,500 (15 days validity) or 10 coupons for Rs 60,000 (30 days validity) for various Indian destinations, serviced by Air India and Alliance Air, without worrying about ticket price fluctuation.
In another initiative, Air India will introduce Incredible Air India holiday packages from 1st December, 2015. Air India will also launch Delhi-San Francisco flight from 2nd December, 2015 onwards which will fly thrice a week, he said.