India tourism minister appointed

September 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

BANGkOK, 15 September 2017. India’s official government news channels confirmed Alphons Kannanthanam has been appointed Minister for Tourism Government of India.

He is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer and was recognised in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Young Global Leaders in 1989.

He worked in the Indian Administration Service until 2006, when he was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly, from Kanjirappally in Kottayam District of Kerala. Read more

TTM: Beyond bottom-line profits

June 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 15 June 2017: Calling tourism a heart-to-heart business Thailand’s Minster of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, is counting on communities to spread tourism dollars across the country.

The minister was the opening speaker at Thailand Travel Mart’s Tourism Trend Talk Forum, Wednesday, hosted in Chiang Mai.

The forum addressed the challenges of community-based tourism, food tourism and issues linked to safety. Read more