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Tourism Ministry considering night markets, restaurants: Alphons

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of State for K J Alphons today said all open restaurants and markets are some of the proposals being considered by his ministry to promote and clarified that by promoting "night-life" he did not mean just 'night-clubs' but wholesome entertainment.

He said there was a need to have activities around monuments after sunset too.

The ministry has taken an initiative to illuminate monuments after dark.

The said by promoting "night-life" he did not mean "night-clubs" but wholesome entertainment and revenue generation for the sector 24x7.

"clubs are just a small part of the life that we want to promote. We cannot have tourists go to their rooms and shut their doors at 7 pm.

"We need to have clean entertainment like shopping, restaurants that's how you make big money. We cannot just earn through ticketing monuments, we need to have activities around the monuments too after dark," Alphons said.

Secretary said the ministry had taken the initiative to illuminate all monuments, so that tourists can enjoy them after dark.

The ministry is also in talks with the Archaeological Survey of to keep these monuments open after sunset, she said.

Meanwhile, briefing here today after his participation in World exhibition, The Internationale Tourismus Brse (ITB) 2018 in Messe, Berlin, on March 7 where won for and category, Alphons said the icing on the cake was the tremendous success of the ministry's new campaign Film Yogi of the Racetrack"

Launched on March 7, the film has had seven million views on The views were growing each hour. More than 100 countries participated in the ITB-meet with their respective Ministers.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:40 IST
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