Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to the development and promotion of tourism in India. They are participating the Smart India Hackathon 2017 seeking real time digital solutions to 21 issues faced by them.
21 Problem Statement
Total Submissions : 4

Trekking in Indian Himalayas, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, Garwahl, Kumaon, Vindhya, Satpura, Aravalli ranges is rapidly growing in popularity as tourists seek different kind of vacations. An application for mapping all popular trekking routes in the Himalayan ranges, as well as other mountain ranges with necessary / relevant tourist information required by trekkers to be developed.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 8

Wildlife is one of the important aspects of adventure tourism. The Ministry of Tourism is interested in showcasing the diversity of flora and fauna in India’s National Parks / Willife sanctuaries / Bird Sanctuaries to both domestic and international travelers through a mobile application.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 0

The Ministry of Tourism undertakes publicity campaigns in the Print, TV, Digital media, etc. for visibility of brand Incredible India, to create awareness about India among overseas travelers and   to encourage Indians to explore their country. A methodology is required to be worked out to analyze effectiveness of such campaigns undertaken by Ministry of Tourism both in the domestic and international media.

Sample Data required: Yes.

Total Submissions : 4

Virtual Tour is a technology driven tool widely used for marketing destinations all over the world.  India’s myriad tourism products and unparalleled beauty cannot be matched by any other country. Ministry of Tourism is interested in developing Virtual Tours on various theme including on variety of Cuisines popular in India and colorful festivals.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 3

The Ministry of Tourism is required to monitor expenditure of its fourteen offices overseas. These Offices are located at Sydney, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, London, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York  Each office is allotted annually funds in Crores of Rupees for running office, undertaking tourism promotion in various countries under their jurisdiction. In order to ensure effective use of funds, an application for real time monitoring of daily expenditure by overseas offices required. Allocated funds are utilized by the offices under various items of expenditure.

Sample Data Required: Yes

Total Submissions : 0

Swadesh Darshan is one of the two flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism, wherein a large sum of funds are disbursed to State Governments / Union Territory Administrations for developing tourism related infrastructure.  Technology based solution / application required to effectively monitor funds released and their utilization by State Governments / UT Administrations.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 0

National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) is one of the two flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism for integrated development of pilgrimage destinations in a planned, prioritized and sustainable manner to provide complete religious tourism experience. Under the Scheme, large sum of funds are disbursed to State Governments / Union Territory Administrations for developing tourism related infrastructure.  Technology based solution / application required to effectively monitor funds released and their utilization by State Governments / UT Administrations.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 1

In order to populate content in the form of text, images and videos on the www.incredibleindia.org website of the Ministry of Tourism, it  is interested in developing an application for sourcing authentic contents from websites of tourism departments of States and Union Territories.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 0

The Ministry of Tourism, invites overseas travel Writers, Journalists, TV Team, Photographers, Opinion Makers on a familiarization of tour of India under its hospitality scheme. The purpose is to create awareness about India in the overseas markets and enhance foreign tourist arrivals to India. These overseas guests after visiting India, provide publicity returns in the form articles, documentary programmes, photos, etc. on India in various publications, TV channels, etc. in their countries. A smart solution is required to monitor publicity returns of various guests invited by Ministry of Tourism.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 12

The Ministry of Tourism launched the ‘Incredible India’ mobile application  in September 2014 to  assist international and domestic tourists to access information about Ministry of Tourism recognized tourism service providers namely approved Inbound Tour Operators, Adventure Tour Operators, Domestic Tour Operators, Tourist Transport Operators, Travel Agents, Regional Level Guides, Classified Hotels available in respective cities / Tourist centers including heritage significance of the place.

Incredible India Mobile App 2.0 version with more features using latest technology to be developed to make it a most sought after travel application for India on all platforms. The application must be purely informative and not to have any provision for commercial transactions of private party.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 0

The Ministry of Tourism and its field offices in India and overseas markets participate in a number of leading travel and tourism fairs, exhibitions, expos, etc. A smart solution is required to monitor follow up action with tour operators and decision makers.

Sample Data Required: No

Total Submissions : 0

The Marketing Development Assistance Scheme (MDA), administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, provides financial support to approved tourism service providers, i.e. hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators,tourist transport operators, approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India or by the State Tourism Department in the case of Jammu & Kashmir and the North Eastern States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) for undertaking a various tourism promotional activities abroad.  Application for monitoring and tracking applications received and funds released under MDA Scheme is required.

Sample Data Required: No