• Odisha needs influx of hotel rooms to compete with other domestic destinations
    https://www.swostihotels.com/swosti-chilika-resortIndustry veteran, Jitender. K. Mohanty, Chairman & Managing Director, Swosti Group has been engaged in promoting Odisha as a tourist destination since 1981. He believes that Odisha has the opportunity to realize its true potential at a time when domestic tourism has come in the forefront. “Presently, tourist arrivals in Odisha are very low. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in restrictions for international travel, thus, offering a unique opportunity to boost domestic tourism markets. Odisha can become the number one tourist destination in India as we have rich potential in terms … Read more
  • Do not thrust Kamath Committee recommendations on hotels: HRAO
    The government’s move to set up an expert committee, headed by KV Kamath, to make recommendations on the necessary financial parameters in context of the Resolution Framework for Covid-19 related stress, has been a welcome move.However, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) has expressed concern at the fact that the recommendations of the Kamath Committee place the hotel industry on a par with the other sectors, which in current times is not a practical approach.In a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das, and the Union Finance … Read more
  • Travel trade calls for popularising history of Puri temple
    As non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple premises, the travel trade urges the Chief Minister to set up a small auditorium for visitors, equipped with a 3-D show depicting the history and culture of the temple Buoyed by the joy of the Golden Beach at Puri being awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certification, the travel trade in Odisha anticipated a significant amount of footfall in the Land of the Jagannath. To acquaint increasing number of tourists with the origin, culture, history and rituals of Puri’s Jagannath Temple, the tourism industry stakeholders have … Read more
  • ବିଦେଶୀ, ଅଣହିନ୍ଦୁ ଜାଣିପାରିବେ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର ଇତିହାସ, ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସଂସ୍କୃତି
    ବିଦେଶୀ, ଅଣହିନ୍ଦୁ ଜାଣିପାରିବେ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର ଇତିହାସ, ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସଂସ୍କୃତି ସରକାରଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ଦେଲେ ହାରୋ ଅଧ୍ୟକ୍ଷ ଜେ କେ ମହାନ୍ତି  ଭୁବନେଶ୍ବର,୨୯/୧୦: ପୁରୀରେ ଏବେ ଭିତ୍ତିଭୂମି ନିର୍ମାଣ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଜୋର୍‌ଦାର୍‌ ଚାଲିଛି। ଏହି ସହରକୁ ବିଶ୍ବସ୍ତରୀୟ କରିବା ପାଇଁ କୌଣସି ସୁଯୋଗକୁ ସରକାର ହାତ ଛଡ଼ା କରୁ ନାହାନ୍ତି। ପୁରୀ ପାଇଁ ପରିକଳ୍ପନା କରାଯାଇଥିବା ବହୁ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଆଉ ଏକ ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ ଯୋଡ଼ିବାକୁ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ଦେଇଛି ହୋଟେଲ୍‌ ଆଣ୍ଡ୍‌ ରେସ୍ତୋଁରା ଆସୋସିଏସନ ଅଫ୍‌ ଓଡ଼ିଶା(ହାରୋ)। ହାରୋର ଅଧ୍ୟକ୍ଷ ଜେ କେ ମହାନ୍ତି ତାଙ୍କ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବରେ ଦର୍ଶାଇଛନ୍ତି ଯେ ବହୁ ସଂଖ୍ୟାରେ ଅଣହିନ୍ଦୁ ଓ‌ ବିଦେଶୀ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟଟକ ଆସୁଛନ୍ତି। କିନ୍ତୁ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିରରେ ପ୍ରବେଶ ପାଇଁ ଅନୁମତି ନାହିଁ। କିନ୍ତୁ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିରର ଇତିହାସ, ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠା, ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସଂସ୍କୃତିର ମହତ୍ତ୍ବ ବିଷୟରେ ଜଣାଇବାର ଆବଶ୍ୟକତା ରହିଛି। … Read more