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Rajasthan Tourism open to introducing adventure sports

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HEENA MAHAJANNew Delhi

Rajasthan Tourism is looking forward to introducing newly packaged tourism products by end of this year informed Bina Kak, minister for woman & child development, tourism, art & culture, archeology, printing & stationery, Rajasthan to Express TravelWorld. “We are planning to introduce fort to fort tourism, pilgrimage to pilgrimage tourism and many more such products. We have already been in touch with some private airlines to introduce routes in each district of tourist attraction.” Government of India and Airports Authority of India has already sanctioned the appeal.

Speaking about the plans to introduce soft adventure/adventure sports sites in the state, Kak said, “The government of Rajasthan and tourism ministry will lend full support to the ideas and suggestions of the companies.”

Commenting on the legacy of the heritage hotels and their contribution to promote Rajasthan as a successful tourism destination, she added, “These hotels and IHHA (Indian Heritage Hotels Association) have done us proud and this is the outcome of the efforts put in by Gaj Singh, president, IHHA and Bhairo Singh Shaikhawat to convert these forts, palaces and garhs into hotels and also, the government providing them subsidies. Currently, these heritage hotels are visible in all the international and national travel trade exhibitions like WTM, GITB, and many more. We have also tied up with the ministry of Tourism initiatives’ Hunar Se Rozgar and Clean India Campaign.”