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3-Day Holiday Expo Comes to Close

Posted on 06-Nov-2017

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Vizag drawing more tourists from Hyderabad, says tour operator.

The prospective travellers were seen making enquiries at the stalls put by the State Tourism Boards, Destination Management Companies (DMC s), hotel chains and others.

The State Tourism Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra , Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Gujarat and West Bengal put up their stalls. The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) put up a stall with the sole objective of promoting the island as a tourist destination.

A couple of local men wanted information about hotel bookings in Mauritius but a representative of MTPA told them that bookings could be done only through travel operators or through MTPA websites.

We got the maximum inquiries regarding the tour packages available to Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Thailand. In the domestic sector, the maximum enquiries were for the package tours to Kerala, Shimla, Manali and Kashmir,” said Ramesh D, MD of DOT Holidays, Vizag.
Gouttephone To Set Up Plant Posted on 07-Nov-2017
VIJAYAWADA: Gouttephone Technology Private Limited (GTPL), a Touch Panel manufacturing unit (OGS Technology), has announced to start its operations in Visakhapatnam Industrial Park.Under the first phase, the GTPL Total invest `504 crore and will generate employment to 300 persons. The plant will be setup in collaboration with For Trend Taiwan, leading technology and R&D provider in touch panel category across globe with 19 production facilities by renowned global brands like Apple, Samsung and LG. Representatives of GTPL who called on Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Monday, said that they were intending to make India as a hub for Southeast Asian market and also set up a research and development unit. Explaining about various initiatives being taken up by the Andhra Pradesh government for encouraging investors Lokesh said that they are giving the necessary approvals and land for those coming forward to invest in the State.The minister assured to extend all the needed cooperation for completing the Gouttephone.

Akriti Elite Expo Gets Under Way Posted on 08-Nov-2017
Akriti Elite, a two-day exhibition, was inaugurated at Hotel Gateway here on Tuesday by Femina Miss India 2004 finalist Arti Chakravarti. Expo organizer Sashi Nahata said the expo was aimed at giving a one-stop solution for shoppers with a variety of clothing and artificial jewellery for the festive season of Karthika Pournami and other special occasions. The exhibition showcases designer wear collections and rich craftsmanship of artisans across India. Designers from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and other parts of the country are participating in the expo. As many as 62 stalls are set-up at the expo with exclusive varieties of designer sarees, dress materials, kurtis, fashion and bridal jewellery, Kashmiri silk, Rajasthani bedsheets, Banarasi sarees and accessories, daily care products, home decor, designer bags and footwear. The exhibition will be open on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sounds on Sand Music Fest Posted on 09-Nov-2017
The sands of the city’s coast will stir to life with a grand musical festival featuring some of the country’s most prominent names in the music field on November 11 and 12. AP Tourism and the district administration will be hosting a two-day ‘Sounds on Sand’ music festival on the beach opposite YMCA. Organised by event management firm E-Factor, the festival will see artistes like Baiju Dharmajan, Usha Uthup, Leslie Lewis and Revanth of Indian Idol fame performing in the city. Addressing a media conference here on Wednesday, district Collector Pravin Kumar said, “The event is not just for entertainment purpose. We plan to make this an annual feature. Our aim is the branding of the events at the national and international level in such a way that people across the globe will wait to be a part of it every year. This will lead to a big growth in the tourism industry of the region.” ‘Sounds on Sand’ will begin with hour-long performances of guitarist and music composer Baiju Dharmajan and singer Vijay Hegde at 7 a.m. on November 11 at the beach venue. The two-day festival will also provide a platform to local bands and artistes to showcase their talent.

Research Unit Inaugurated At KGH Posted on 11-Nov-2017
A Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit (MRU) sanctioned for Andhra Medical College (AMC) was inaugurated by King George Hospital (KGH) superintendent G. Arjuna at the old neurosurgery ward of the hospital here on Friday. AMC principal P.V. Sudhakar, professor and HOD of pathology A. Bhagyalakshmi, KGH deputy superintendents K. Varaprasad and V. Dharma Rao and others were present. Dr. Bhagyalakshmi said that the Rs. 5.25-crore MRU project was funded by the Government of India. The objective of the project was to strengthen research.

Navy Marathon A Runaway Hit Posted on 13-Nov-2017
Runners throng Beach Road in city to take part in the event. A mix of more than 12,000 professional and amateur runners headed to Beach Road on Sunday much before the dawn to show their dedication towards fitness and join hands for the fourth edition of the Vizag Navy Marathon – 2017. Featured by the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) to mark its golden jubilee, the marathon was held in four categories -- full (42.2 km), half (21.1 km), 10 km and 5 km. starting from 4.15 a.m. Dressed in blue T-shirt and sportswear, the navy personnel and civilians participated in it with enthusiasm after doing warm-ups. With the local bands providing perfect setting by playing some good music, participants were seen achieving their target effortlessly.

Sounds on Sand Ends On A High Note Posted on 13-Nov-2017
Singer Revant hogs the limelight. After a rocking start to the ‘Sounds on Sand’ music festival on Beach Road on Saturday, the concluding day took the tempo to a different level. The crowd started teeming at the venue well ahead of the start of the concert. The venue was jam-packed as music lovers thronged it to watch Indian Idol winner and city boy L.V. Revanth perform for the first time in Visakhapatnam after he won the title in the television reality show. The energy of the venue reached a zenith as Revanth started belting out the hit numbers from the soulful ‘Manohari’ in Baahubali: The Beginning to the ‘Break-up’ song in Arjun Reddy. Sharing the excitement of the crowd that came in large numbers to cheer him, Revanth said, Visakhapatnam holds a special place in my heart. The kind of support and love I have received from this city is unmatchable and I will be ever grateful for that. Later singers Mohammed Irfan and Asees Kaur took the audience on a soulful musical journey marking the end of the two-day musical extravaganza that saw several noted music artistes coming to the city to perform.

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