Tourism – Directorio Bus http://directoriobus.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 06:38:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://directoriobus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-64-120x120.png Tourism – Directorio Bus http://directoriobus.com/ 32 32 ITDC to expand duty-free business around coastal and cruise tourism, Hospitality News, ET HospitalityWorld https://directoriobus.com/itdc-to-expand-duty-free-business-around-coastal-and-cruise-tourism-hospitality-news-et-hospitalityworld/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/itdc-to-expand-duty-free-business-around-coastal-and-cruise-tourism-hospitality-news-et-hospitalityworld/ Duty-free shops Navi Mumbai and Visakhapatnam emerged as winners of the incentive program run by AITD-ITDC. India Tourism Development Corporation International Trade Division, AITD, congratulated the winners of the incentive program at a recent event in Delhi. Through this program, AITD has set financial targets for duty free shops in 14 seaports operated by the […]]]>
Duty-free shops Navi Mumbai and Visakhapatnam emerged as winners of the incentive program run by AITD-ITDC.

India Tourism Development Corporation International Trade Division, AITD, congratulated the winners of the incentive program at a recent event in Delhi. Through this program, AITD has set financial targets for duty free shops in 14 seaports operated by the public sector corporation under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Navi Bombay and Visakhapatnam’s duty-free shops emerged as winners of the incentive program run by AITD-ITDC. G Kamala Vardhana Rao, Managing Director, ITDC and Lokesh Kumar Aggarwal, Director (Finance) ITDC congratulated Mukesh Kumar Sharma, representing Navi Mumbai Port Duty Free Shop and A Venkataramana from Visakhapatnam Port Duty Free Shop who were designated as the Platinum Star performer and Golden Star performer, respectively, for their performance.

After the introduction of the incentive program, there has been record growth in overall revenue and profitability for the division in more than a decade, officials noted.

Speaking of the same thing, Piyush Tiwari, Director (Sales and Marketing), ITDC said, “ITDC is delighted with the division’s 2021-22 results. The division’s financial performance was the best in 14 years, both in terms of revenue and profit, even during the difficult times of the pandemic. »

Tiwari said the aim is to develop cruise tourism around India’s coastal cities and expand the AITD division to a broader base by covering all coastal areas of India.

Ashok’s International Trade Division (AITD) currently operates duty free shops in 14 major Indian seaports. In fiscal year 2021-22, the commercial division recorded its highest revenue and profit on record since fiscal year 2008-09.

According to the first half year report 2022-23, the public sector company posted a PAT of INR 23.29 crore on revenue of INR 194.82 crore. This is a growth from the first half of last year, when revenue was INR 118.94 crore and PAT was INR 1.86 crore.

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Egypt scraps visa fees for Hayya card holders amid expected tourism boom – Doha News https://directoriobus.com/egypt-scraps-visa-fees-for-hayya-card-holders-amid-expected-tourism-boom-doha-news/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:16:48 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/egypt-scraps-visa-fees-for-hayya-card-holders-amid-expected-tourism-boom-doha-news/ Hayya card applications can be submitted online or through the “Hayya to Qatar 2022” mobile application. Egypt will allow Hayya card holders to enter the country without paying visa fees for incoming tourists, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement on Wednesday, according to the state agency. Qatar News Agency. Hotel establishments in the tourist […]]]>

Hayya card applications can be submitted online or through the “Hayya to Qatar 2022” mobile application.

Egypt will allow Hayya card holders to enter the country without paying visa fees for incoming tourists, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement on Wednesday, according to the state agency. Qatar News Agency.

Hotel establishments in the tourist cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh will also offer discounts on accommodation prices to fans of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar who hold Hayya cards, in addition to certain procedures for coordination between the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Air Cairo and EgyptAir, and Gulf airlines, according to the statement.

This year’s edition of the World Cup will see the tournament hosted in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time in FIFA history. With more than 1.2 million visitors from around the world expected to flock to the Gulf state for the world’s biggest sporting event, neighboring countries are scrambling to utilize the influx of tourists.

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup, which is due to start in three days, many fans are opting to stay in neighboring countries, where dozens of newly introduced shuttles will transport them to Doha on match days.

In the GCC, entry has been made easier, allowing fans to use Hayya cards instead of applying for tourist visas.

Muslim Hayya card holders attending the World Cup in Qatar will be entitled to free entry visas to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia for the duration of the tournament, the Saudi Press Agency reported recently.

Meanwhile, Dubai will also issue 90-day multiple-entry tourist visas for “Hayya” card holders.

Tourists can obtain their visas before arriving in the country and can commute frequently between Dubai and Doha for matches several times a day.

One million World Cup fans are expected in Dubai, according to the Dubai Sports Council.

The neighboring emirate has designated fan zones in parks, beaches and the financial district in anticipation of the rush, and hotels are offering special deals.

All FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ticket holders must have a Hayya Card, although printing is not mandatory.

The Hayya identity card allows match ticket holders to access stadiums as well as free public transport. Moreover, it will serve as a pass for international supporters to enter Qatar.

Hayya card applications can be submitted online or through the “Hayya to Qatar 2022” mobile application, accessible through the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Applicants must upload their personal information, photo ID and accommodation details in addition to having a valid match ticket number.

Accepted Hayya International Cardholders will receive an email with a PDF copy of the entry permit.

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Kidzee Goodwill celebrated its ‘annual day’ – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism https://directoriobus.com/kidzee-goodwill-celebrated-its-annual-day-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:32:09 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/kidzee-goodwill-celebrated-its-annual-day-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ On Monday, pupils performed at the ‘Annual Day’ function at Kidzee Goodwill School in Kishtwar. Excelsior Correspondent KISHTWAR, November 14: Kidzee Goodwill International Public School celebrated its 7th Annual Day today with great enthusiasm and fervor, where Dr. Devansh Yadhav, DC Kishtwar was the chief guest on the occasion .The dignitaries including SSP Shafqat Hussain, […]]]>
On Monday, pupils performed at the ‘Annual Day’ function at Kidzee Goodwill School in Kishtwar.

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KISHTWAR, November 14: Kidzee Goodwill International Public School celebrated its 7th Annual Day today with great enthusiasm and fervor, where Dr. Devansh Yadhav, DC Kishtwar was the chief guest on the occasion .
The dignitaries including SSP Shafqat Hussain, ASP Rajinder Singh, ACR Varunjeet Charak, KEDT President Krishan Lal Palsar, Dr. Rishi Sharma and School Principal Megha Sharma attended the event.
The party began with the greeting of the guests. The presentation of the bouquet was followed by the solemn lighting of the lamp. The principal gave a welcoming address and highlighted the school’s accomplishments.
Parents were informed about the various skills imparted to the children to prepare them for all future needs. The main attraction of the function was the mega show ‘Dance and Music’.
The guest of honor enjoyed the exceptional show of the little Kidzeeians under the guidance of their teachers. He further informed the school of his efforts to cater to the holistic development of a child’s personality.
Management member, Lokesh Sharma expressed deep gratitude to the guests and parents for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in the celebration. He also presented a brief report on the notable achievements of children in academic and extracurricular events.

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IRCTC offers online medical tourism services https://directoriobus.com/irctc-offers-online-medical-tourism-services/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 06:58:37 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/irctc-offers-online-medical-tourism-services/ Improving the bouquet of its travel and tourism offerings, IRCTC has started offering online medical tourism services for customers. India is one of the most sought-after destinations in Asia for Medical Value Travel (MVT). The country has made great strides in the field of modern medicine over the past decades and has created a unique […]]]>

Improving the bouquet of its travel and tourism offerings, IRCTC has started offering online medical tourism services for customers.

India is one of the most sought-after destinations in Asia for Medical Value Travel (MVT). The country has made great strides in the field of modern medicine over the past decades and has created a unique ecosystem for holistic health that combines the best of modern healthcare, alternative medicine and wellness.

According to data from Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), about 6.97 lakhs of medical tourists visited India in 2019 alone for medical treatment, and by 2023, India will account for 6 % of global medical value tourism market share.

With the increasing presence of medical institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic centers across the country, there is a need to guide and assist customers in opting for medical institutions for the treatment of their affections according to their choice, convenience and budget.

In an effort to provide a holistic medical-value travel experience coupled with various other elements such as travel and accommodation arrangements, road transfers and optional post-treatment wellness packages, IRCTC has partnered with an online medical-technical services company on a pilot basis.

The company will provide all back-end services to customers on various medical and wellness packages.

To benefit from medical tourism services, a customer must log in to tourism IRCTC portal and complete a basic application form detailing their need for treatment.

Once the request is generated, the IRCTC team will call the client and explain the disease treatment options as per the client’s convenience and budget and further allow the client to take care of the treatment by managing all the back-end . provisions.

With a substantial network of hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic centers formed with its technical partner, IRCTC offers medical treatment and wellness packages to customers at very competitive prices.

The company is aggressively marketing its medical tourism initiative through its pan-India office network and has also organized a product awareness session for its agents and staff working in various zonal and regional offices.

Offering a wide range of online travel and tourism products, IRCTC, the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality PSU of Indian Railways, has established itself as a brand to be reckoned with in the field of travel. and tourism.

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Richland County’s tourism economy rebounds https://directoriobus.com/richland-countys-tourism-economy-rebounds/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:55:53 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/richland-countys-tourism-economy-rebounds/ By Crawford County Staff Now November 9, 2022 4:53 p.m. MANSFIELD—As the nation’s travel industry continues to recover, tourism in Richland County has rebounded faster than expected and is having a bigger economic impact than most of the region. According to the latest numbers on the economic impact of travel spending in Richland County (see […]]]>

By November 9, 2022 4:53 p.m.

MANSFIELD—As the nation’s travel industry continues to recover, tourism in Richland County has rebounded faster than expected and is having a bigger economic impact than most of the region.

According to the latest numbers on the economic impact of travel spending in Richland County (see methodology below), total visitor spending was $404.5 million. This represents an increase of 15.4% compared to 2019. Thus, the overall impact exceeded the pre-pandemic impact figures.

“It was a bit of a surprise,” said Lee Tasseff, president of Destination Mansfield-Richland County. “We knew our industry was recovering well, but we are pleased to see that visitor spending in our county has exceeded 2019 levels. This speaks volumes about the resilience of our local tourism economy. »

The impact goes beyond spending. All of those visitor dollars injected into Richland County have supported 5,094 jobs, maintaining at least the No. 6 employment ranking in the county. Additionally, the industry generated $11.6 million in local taxes for utilities that all residents rely on, such as police, fire, water and sewer. This translates to a local tax break of $562 per household for residents of Richland County. “This figure shows the direct relationship with county residents of the benefits of a strong tourism economy.”

Higher percentage of sustained tourism than most northeast Ohio counties

With more than 8% of local employment attributed to tourism, jobs in the travel industry represent a higher percentage of the county’s overall employment than all but four of Northeast Ohio’s 21 counties. In other words, the tourism industry produces more jobs per capita in Richland County than in 16 other areas of northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga.

Total economic impact………………………………..$404.5M

Jobs supported………………………………………….5,094M

Local taxes generated ………………………… $11.6 million

Taxes saved per household……………………………$562

Tasseff is excited about the future of Richland County as a whole. He highlighted the new community-wide branding effort that is just beginning, including the partnerships it is strengthening and the enhanced marketing tools and efforts that will come from it.

“Each community must compete every day for its share of attention, customers and investments. This can best be accomplished by clearly articulating and managing a community’s brand, Tasseff said. “Meeting this need for destination promotion benefits everyone in a community. It is a common good – an essential investment – ​​that has the power to expand opportunity and build a quality of life that benefits all residents of a community.

“Destination Mansfield-Richland County has always worked to promote economic development and advance our community,” Tasseff added. “Seeing the tangible results of these efforts in the resulting visitor spending, jobs and tax revenue is proof of our success and the lasting positive impact of our work on the local economy.”

Given the latest economic impact results, the importance of concerts, special events, attractions, hotels, restaurants and retail, as well as improvements at Mansfield Lahm Airport, will continue to rise as economic drivers for Richland County.

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India’s aerospace industry will be self-sufficient – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism https://directoriobus.com/indias-aerospace-industry-will-be-self-sufficient-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 21:35:05 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/indias-aerospace-industry-will-be-self-sufficient-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari receives a memento from Commander Aircraft and Systems Test Establishment (ASTE), Vice Marshal of the Air Jeetendra Mishra during the International Flight Testing Seminar held as part of the ASTE Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Bangalore. BENGALURU, Nov 4: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said on Friday that […]]]>
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari receives a memento from Commander Aircraft and Systems Test Establishment (ASTE), Vice Marshal of the Air Jeetendra Mishra during the International Flight Testing Seminar held as part of the ASTE Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Bangalore.

BENGALURU, Nov 4: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said on Friday that India’s aerospace industry is experiencing unprecedented growth to become a self-sustaining ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’.
“With each passing day, the aerospace industry is witnessing unprecedented growth to become a self-sustaining ‘Aatma Nirbhar’ Bharat,” he said.
On this occasion, it is important to highlight government policies that aim to support the holistic integration of advanced technologies, the impulse to national manufacturing, the strengthening of public-private partnership and the strengthening of the overall indigenous component in the defense sector, he said.
“These have created a solid roadmap loaded with a wealth of opportunities for our flight test community to proactively engage and contribute effectively to achieving national policy goals,” said he added.
The Air Chief of Staff emphasized the need for autonomy in the field of military aviation and the certainty of ASTE in these efforts.
Chaudhuri hailed the immense contribution made by the institution and its alumni in numerous aircraft development, militarization and upgrade programs which have played a pivotal role in improving the operational capability of the IAF.
He commended the efforts of the Indian flight test fraternity in the design, development and operationalization of successful weapons platforms such as LCA Tejas, ALH Dhruv and LCH Prachand, thus highlighting the capability of the ecosystem Indian Defense Aerospace.
Earlier, at the close of the Golden Jubilee celebration year, an International Flight Test Seminar (IFTS) was inaugurated by Chaudhari.
The seminar served as an important platform for interaction between the flight test crew, defense research and production agencies, distinguished scholars from academic institutes and representatives from international agencies engaged in the flight tests.
Various commemorative events were organized throughout this important year with the participation of all.
Over the past five decades, ASTE has actively contributed to various integration and development projects in support of the introduction and absorption of niche aerospace/defense technologies.
Its flight test crew actively participated in the design and development program of Saras MK-II and Hansa NG, in addition to various complex aircraft upgrade and weapons integration programs.
To commemorate this special occasion, an Indian Post ‘Special Cover’ was issued by the Chief of the Air Staff. The CAS was accompanied by Commodore Commander ASTE Air Marshal BR Krishna, DCAS Air Marshal N Tewari and Commander ASTE AVM J Mishra. (UNITED)

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Nepal, Pakistan can cooperate in tourism sector: special envoy https://directoriobus.com/nepal-pakistan-can-cooperate-in-tourism-sector-special-envoy/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:07:36 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/nepal-pakistan-can-cooperate-in-tourism-sector-special-envoy/ Said Nepal and Pakistan helped each other during difficult times Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD, NOV 2 /DNA/ — Nepal’s Ambassador Tapas Adhikari has said Nepal is a global tourist destination. It is a hub for mountain and adventure tourism. We have trained the workforce in these areas. “We have the best hotel industry in South […]]]>

Said Nepal and Pakistan helped each other during difficult times

Ansar M Bhatti

ISLAMABAD, NOV 2 /DNA/ — Nepal’s Ambassador Tapas Adhikari has said Nepal is a global tourist destination. It is a hub for mountain and adventure tourism. We have trained the workforce in these areas.

“We have the best hotel industry in South Asia. It has the best and authentic restaurants of different specialties in the world and the most open and dynamic society. The mountain, the culture, the people, the religion, the jungle safari are the main tourist attractions in Nepal”.

He voiced these views during an exclusive interview with Daily Islamabad POST.

The Ambassador further stated that tourism is a main component of the economy and provides economic opportunities, jobs and income. It is growing day by day. It provides opportunities for cultural cooperation where different cultures meet and interact. Tourism is a soft power of the country.

He said they want to show the culture, tradition and other tourism products to our friends all over the world and the government of Nepal announced that they will organize Visit Nepal Year 2020 to show Nepali hospitality. In the meantime, the Covid outbreak has completely impacted the plan and you know how much the travel, airline and tourism industry has suffered. The tourism industry has not reached the pre-Covid level.

“But I believe the weather will not be the same and we will come back with more vigor to show Nepal, Nepali culture and Nepali hospitality.

Pakistan is a big tourism market. Every year a large number of people visit different countries for tourism from Pakistan. Being in the neighborhood, easy visa regime, friendly environment, hospitable people, I think Pakistanis will enjoy their visit to Nepal. Moreover, every year, Nepalese mountaineers visit Pakistan for mountaineering and sightseeing with foreign guests. They share their skills and knowledge with local Pakistani climbers. I believe that further cooperation between Nepalese and Pakistani mountaineers will make a difference for both countries, making them the center of mountain tourism, he added.

Speaking about the floods in Pakistan, Ambassador Tapas said the massive monsoon floods have caused a huge impact in Pakistan. Many precious lives were lost and a large number of homes, public property, farmlands, crops were completely destroyed or damaged. We are deeply affected by the deaths and damage caused by the floods. As a close friend, we are fully with the government and people of Pakistan and express our deepest condolences to them.”

He said that Nepal and Pakistan helped each other during these times. Nepal sent a flight containing food, clothing and medicine on September 13, 2022. Since both countries are prone to natural disasters induced by various factors such as climate change, we need to continue and strengthen our cooperation in bilateral, regional and global levels to adapt and mitigate these impacts, the Ambassador concluded.=DNA

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I will leverage agriculture, tourism and mining to improve the Plateau’s GDP – Dakum https://directoriobus.com/i-will-leverage-agriculture-tourism-and-mining-to-improve-the-plateaus-gdp-dakum/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 23:20:09 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/i-will-leverage-agriculture-tourism-and-mining-to-improve-the-plateaus-gdp-dakum/ Doctor Patrick DAUM, Labor Party (LP)candidate for governor of Plateau promised to leverage agriculture, tourism and mining to improve the state’s economy if elected in 2023 Dakum, who spoke to reporters on the sidelines of the party’s presidential campaign on Saturday at lafiasaid Plateau needed focused, experienced and careful leadership to turn things around. The […]]]>

Doctor Patrick DAUM, Labor Party (LP)candidate for governor of Plateau promised to leverage agriculture, tourism and mining to improve the state’s economy if elected in 2023

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Dakum, who spoke to reporters on the sidelines of the party’s presidential campaign on Saturday at lafiasaid Plateau needed focused, experienced and careful leadership to turn things around.

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The gubernatorial candidate said he and his deputy, Edward Pwajok SANwould bring their integrity, exposure and vast experience in governance if the people gave them the mandate.

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According to Dakum, Plateau is currently ranked 32 in the country in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

He, however, promised that his administration would work for the Plateau to rank among the top 15 within four years by developing the agriculture, tourism and mining sectors.

Dakum said he would give priority attention to the catalysts of economic drivers – good governance, security and human capital development to take the state to greater heights.

He assured that women would be properly represented at the political level in his administration to articulate women’s issues.

“As a public health physician, I would ensure that the issue of maternal health is brought to the level of primary health care effectively in order to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality,” he said.

Dakum, who noted the entrepreneurial spirit and hard-working spirit of Plateau women, said they make up about 75% of workers on farms and mining fields in some parts of the state.

He said they would receive agricultural inputs and other incentives to facilitate their work and boost the economy of their families and, by extension, the state.

He said his government would also provide mining equipment to women and work to legalize their vocation.

“1,000 naira in the hands of a woman will go further than 10,000 naira in the hands of a man.

So the economic development of women is the economic development of the household,” he said.

On the party’s chances of winning the 2023 general election, Dakum said that NigeriaThey had clearly demonstrated their desire for change from the old order.

He said Labor was the way to achieve a new Nigeria given the quality of leadership and sincerity of purpose. Pierre Obi and Yusuf Datti would offer.

The gubernatorial candidate said what they planned to do in the Plateau would be a microcosm of what would happen federally if they were given the mandate in 2023.

He therefore urged Nigerians to vote overwhelmingly for the Labor Party in 2023 for a secure, prosperous and equal nation.

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Montgomery County Legislature votes to resume tourism https://directoriobus.com/montgomery-county-legislature-votes-to-resume-tourism/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 01:19:00 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/montgomery-county-legislature-votes-to-resume-tourism/ The Montgomery County Legislature voted Tuesday night to make the county government the ‘tourism promotion agency’ for the annual ‘I Love NY’ tourism matching fund program – ending its past practice of contracting with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce for the service. The resolution to make the change was sponsored by Speaker of […]]]>

The Montgomery County Legislature voted Tuesday night to make the county government the ‘tourism promotion agency’ for the annual ‘I Love NY’ tourism matching fund program – ending its past practice of contracting with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce for the service.

The resolution to make the change was sponsored by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and District 7 Legislator Michael Pepe and co-sponsored by District 1 Legislator Martin Kelly.

The Legislature’s vote was technically 7-2, due to the absence of District 6 Legislator John Duchessi and the death of District 8 Legislator Joe Isabel, both counting as “no” votes, per voting rules. of the legislature. Isabel for years had been a strong advocate of reducing the role of the chamber in her tourism promotion.

District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell, chairman of the legislature’s economic development committee, explained why he supports the change.

“I think it’s time for us to change the direction of tourism in Montgomery County,” Purtell said, “and I think we’ll all be more involved if we do those things internally.”

For 2022, Montgomery County provided the regional chamber with funding of $95,000, down from its pre-pandemic level support of $120,000 per year. Funding came primarily from the $50,000 “I Love NY” program, half of which came from the state. In addition to reducing its support, the county has also formed an internal tourism committee that includes members of the Canajoharie Palatine Chamber of Commerce and the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce and two county staff members now assigned to the promotion of tourism. The two are Morgan McClary, director of communications for the county, and Vincenzo Nicosia, director of program development at the county’s business development center.

Montgomery County’s action follows Fulton County’s decision earlier this month to establish its own tourism bureau, operating under the County Planning Department, ending its annual contract with the regional chamber for tourism promotion, removing an additional $178,000 in chamber support.

Mark Kilmer, regional chamber chairman, did not issue a public call for the Montgomery County Legislature to stay with the chamber, as he had earlier in the month with the County Board of Supervisors. Fulton. He said on Wednesday he was unable to participate in an interview because he was in meetings all day, in part because the chamber is still working on organizing two of its biggest annual tourism events for the next year. He provided the following written statement via email.

“The entire leadership team and board are reviewing Chambers’ position, evaluating staff, budget and ideas to propel the organization forward and continue to benefit members,” Kilmer wrote. “I should also point out that the Chamber has always had a strong tourism program with signature events like the Walleye Challenge, Fulton County’s largest tourism event, as well as the Craft Beverage Trail. The Chamber will continue to work closely with members to develop programming tailored to their unique needs and will feel a sense of freedom working outside the confines of the “I Love NY” program.

Kilmer has previously said revenue from the county’s two tourism contracts includes money that can only be spent on tourism, as well as some funds the chamber uses for around 20% to 25% of its operating budget. around $500,000 a year. He said the loss of both contracts would likely lead to the layoff of some chamber staff.

On Tuesday evening, the Montgomery County Legislature also voted to amend its application for the “I Love NY” program and request $120,000, with a local match of $60,000, a larger tourism promotion grant than that requested by the county in the past.

Pepe sponsored the amended resolution with the largest grant, and it was unanimously approved by those present.

Purtell said the county wanted to improve its internal tourism promotion and now was the time to do so.

“This is a matching funds grant, and we want to leverage our financial participation,” he said.

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Union demands hiking allowance for tourism workers… https://directoriobus.com/union-demands-hiking-allowance-for-tourism-workers/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 09:08:47 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/union-demands-hiking-allowance-for-tourism-workers/ AMMAN — The General Union of Public Services, Free Vocations, Communications and Information Technology called for the need to increase the fee for tourism workers on the grounds that it is an acquired right.اضافة اعلان The appeal followed a drop in the percentage, which was halved from 10% to 5% following a government decision at […]]]>

AMMAN — The General Union of Public Services, Free Vocations, Communications and Information Technology called for the need to increase the fee for tourism workers on the grounds that it is an acquired right.اضافة اعلان

The appeal followed a drop in the percentage, which was halved from 10% to 5% following a government decision at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to ease the economic burden on property owners. tourist facilities.

“The service charge in the tourism sector is an integral part of the worker’s monthly salary,” the union president said. Khaled Abou Marjoub Told News from Jordan.

He said: “It is a legitimate right of workers, under a decision of the Office of Legislation and Opinion.”

“It is an integral part of the workers’ monthly salary, and should not be reduced, to preserve the workers’ salary,” he stressed.

Abu Marjoub underscored the importance of implementing the old decision and maintaining employee salaries as they were before the pandemic “to improve the living conditions of these workers”.

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities figures show that the number of hotel workers is around 20,000, of whom at least 18,000 are Jordanians.

Abdul Hakim Al-Hindi, head of the Jordan Hotel Association, said the service allowance is an acquired right for workers in the tourism and hospitality sector under a decision by the Minister of Tourism in 1996. “It motivates hotel workers. and restaurants,” he explained.

He said the 10% was deducted from visitors frequenting these establishments. It was divided between the establishment and the worker, so that 7% goes to the worker, against 3% for hotel establishments, he added.

“The decision remained as it was until early 2020, and continued through the pandemic, and subsequent decisions,” he said. “However, the government reduced the value to 5% instead of 10%.

“Workers had to accept it despite the negative impact it has on workers in the sector,” he added.

He said that following the pandemic and the recovery of the sector, “we hope that the percentage will go back to 10%”.

He pointed out that the union, since the beginning of the year, had demanded that the percentage be restored to the previous level, without linking it to the sales tax, which was halved to 8%.

Mohammad Al-Balawneh, a 33-year-old restaurant worker of six years, said wages for workers before the pandemic “were much better”.

“After cutting the service charge, the salary eroded,” he pointed out.

“We need financial support to fulfill our obligations, support that would encourage us to provide better services to customers,” he said.

“Before the pandemic, my salary was 400 JD, but now it’s 360 JD,” he said. “Recently I started looking for jobs abroad and applied to one of the Gulf countries looking for a better income.”

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