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Himachal offers special package for Britons
September 14, 2004 10:32 IST
In an effort to give a boost to tourism, Himachal Pradesh will shortly introduce a special package to attract Britons, whose family members were linked to India during the colonial era, state Tourism Minister G S Bali has said.
"A special package will be introduced and special facilities provided to Britons to visit historic places in Shimla and other tourist places in the state," Bali told a meeting organized by leading tour operators in London on Monday night.
Besides introducing helicopter services, special coaches were being pressed into service to ferry tourists from Delhi to Shimla. As part of the promotion campaign, the state would also participate in the proposed Food Festival in London shortly.
Bali said Himachal Pradesh has also announced a ten-year tax holiday to attract NRI investment into the state.
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