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Bihar gets 68.95 lakh tourists till august, 2013: domestic tourists dominate

  Deedarganj Yakshini: Patna Museum Patna: according to reports, of the total number of 68.95 lakh tourists visiting Bihar in the first eight months of this year, 64.95 lakh comprised domestic tourists, while the number of foreign tourists stood at four lakh, the Principal Secretary (Tourism) B Pradhan stated to reporters. Bihar had received 22.5 lakh tourists last year which more than double the number of footfalls in 2007, he said. In order to woo domestic and foreign tourists, the tourism department has launched a massive publicity campaign about development of infrastructures, the Buddhist,... 

Branding Bihar as a tourist destination

Branding Bihar as a tourist destination old images: new brand Patna: with several states of India vying for global attention, Bihar is now on its way to taking some new initiatives. According to reports, Sunil Kumar Pintu, the tourism minister, the state government is in the process of formulating plans to boost its brand image through a brand ambassador.  A number of Bollywood stars have been commissioned in the past by other states and organizations to stand for various states and events. The tourism minister on a more realistic and sensible level however admitted that before such measures are... 
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