State Affairs

Andamans promote leisure and beach tourism

The beautiful and sensitive Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI) have tied up with the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) to promote leisure and beach tourism in the strategically-located islands.

Lt. Governor Ak Singh told an IATO meeting with 270 participants in Delhi on August 6 that heritage, culture, and natural landscape, along with MICE and other facilities, make ANI an ideal destination for international tourists. The fact that there are no government taxes on tour packages makes it all the more attractive, he said, adding that investment opportunities were great in the area.

Improved air connectivity and now shipping services from Kolkata and Chennai, as well as cruises, are good reasons to promote tourism. The Union Territory has culinary and seafood attractions, and tourism officials made a presentation to the travel trade, showing the many attractions and activities in the area.

Full report here ETN


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