Himachal Pradesh sets up heliports to boost tourism in unexplored regions, Venice asks tourists to help reduce the pollution in the city and more in top stories of the day.
Himachal Pradesh sets up heliports to boost tourism in unexplored regions
Himachal Pradesh recently set up a heliport at Rampur in Shimla district. Himachal Tourism is taking several initiatives to lure tourists to unexplored areas, and is working toward developing a network of heliports to improve air connectivity in the state.
Reportedly the work at Shimla heliport near Sanjauli bypass road, Baddi in Solan district, and Rampur have been completed already and helicopter service operations will soon start at these sites.
If we go by reports, there are around 64 helipads in the state, whereas 38 new ones are being developed. Flights on Delhi-Shimla-Delhi route are also being restored.
Venice asks tourists to help reduce the pollution in the city
Venice, one of the most beautiful Italian holiday destinations in the world, is trying everything possible to reduce the pollution in the city. The Italian government is asking tourists to keep all Venice canals, streets and squares neat and clean and pollution free. In a recent update, the Venice has asked tourists to drink water from the public fountains instead of using plastic water bottles.
To educate tourists, the officials have also started a marketing campaign to advertise the request. To make things easier for tourists, the officials have started issuing maps of public drinking fountains in the St. Mark’s Square, which is a historic attraction of Venice. All in all, there are some 126 public drinking fountains which are considered safe to drink out of and avoid using plastic water bottles.
Thailand banking on big fat Indian weddings for revenue boost
Thailand now aims to get into ‘pent-up demand’ from the Indian wedding industry in order to boost its tourism sector. To make this possible, Thai officials have made a team with wedding planners in India. They have estimated a revenue boost between INR 1,30,886 and 1,52,700 crores (THB 600-700 billion) approximately. Now that most of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, Thai officials are hoping for a huge jump in revenue by at least INR 87,466 crores approx and Indian weddings and honeymooners are a big part of this plan.
Thailand is doing everything possible to increase its revenue and attract travellers from across the globe. Recently, the Thai tourism also shared its plans to extend a few tourist visas from 15 to 30 days from October this year.
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