AATO Delegation Participates in Heritage Walk

A Delegation of AATO led by its President, Shri M.Vinod participated in a Heritage Walk organised by India Tourism as a part of Paryatan Parv which is observed from 5th October to 25th October by Ministry of Tourism,Government of India.
Apart from AATO the students of JNRM,officials of NYK and India Tourism also participated in the Heritage walk .
The Walk started from JNRM College and passed through Celllular jail,clock tower and returned back to college.

Regards
Vinod
President
AATO

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AATO Discusses Tourism Related Issues With LG

A Delegation of Tourism stakeholders led by Shri M.VINOD President, AATO met Honourable Lt. Governor, today at his office and discuss various Tourism related issues which were submitted to his excellency through AATO letters dated 04/08/2017, 24/08/2017 and Joint representation on 21/09/2017.

The major issues discussed were shortage of Boats for Neil and Havelock, plying of Coral Queen for Havelock, Passenger service fee, and Basic amenities for Tourists, Parking Place for Tourist Vehicle and issue of Manual tickets for Sound and light show.

The Honorable Lt. Governor gave patient hearing to the delegation and assure look into all the grievances all the stake holders.

We express our sincere gratitude towards the Lt. Governor for giving time to our delegation among his busy schedule.

The meeting was attended by Shri M.Vinod, President, Shri P. S. Vijayan, Organising Secretary, Shri Abdul Majeed, FORTO, Shri N.Kannan A&NTVDW Association, and Shri Farooq ANTG&E Association

For Andaman Association of Tour Operators 

Mohan Vinod

President

Andaman Tourism
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Tourism Related issues of Andaman Islands By AATO

PORT BLAIR
18TH September 2017

To,

The Hon’ble Lt. Governor,
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Raj Niwas,
Port Blair 744101

His Excellency,

Sub: Tourism Related issues of Andaman Islands

It is, in the capacity of President Association of Tour operators, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, I would like to draw your kind attention towards the grievances of Travel Agents, Tour Operators and other related Service providers with a request to draw your immediate attention and to find quick solutions.
Here are some important issues raised by the Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Boat Operators and Car Operators for your kind consideration which have hindered, and which are hindering the tourism industry at the Islands.

1 . Closure of ATR Road- your Excellency, it has come to our knowledge that the administration is introducing sea route for Baratang, which the stake holders feel will definitely effect the livelihood of hundreds of unemployed youths who have purchased tourist vehicle through bank loan and drive their vehicle on Baratang route for their livelihood.
Your Excellency, everybody is aware of the shortage of Govt. boat in the present day and it is difficult to believe that Govt. which is short of boats will operate boats for Baratang.
Introduction of boat service will definitely create chaos among the visiting tourist as we feel all the tourist will not be able to visit Baratang due to shortage of boats.
Your Excellency we kindly request you to think of this un-employed youth before taking any major decision regarding ATR.As we feel the road to ATR should be open for vehicles to carry tourist.

2. Introduction of passenger service fee by PMB- Your Excellency , we would like to inform you that the port management board has started charging Rs 50/-and Rs 20/-per port from every tourist which comes around Rs 200/-as an extra burden for every tourist and as all the tour operators have already quoted their rates, to the guest, this additional charges will bring a bad reputation to the tourism industry.
Your Excellency, further we would like to inform you that PMB is charging passenger service fee without providing any service to the passengers.
We kindly request you sir , to reconsider the decision of charging of passenger service fee by PMB.
Your Excellency, in this regards AATO has already requested for exemption through AATO letter Dated 1st and 14 august 2017.

3. Basic amenities for tourists- Your Excellency, we request you to Improve and provide clean and basic amenities like toilet, change room, life guard etc., in all the tourist spots. Whether any agency has taken a complete stock of the situation and ensured these facilities for tourists at all tourist locations, Islands? Tourists have been complaining lack of these basic amenities, the Travel Agents/Tour Operators are facing the embarrassment!!

4. Inter Island Ferry services
a) Shortage of Boats- your Excellency ,it is always noticed that there is shortage od DSS Boats during peak tourist season for Neil and Havelock islands, sir every year we request the Govt. for plying of bigger boat for Havelock and Neil islands. But it is seen that for reasons unknown only small boats are operated by Govt. during peak season.

b) Plying of boats from Havelock to Neil Island- your Excellency, we would like to inform you that the DSS was plying a boat from Havelock to Neil island daily in the morning, which was a great help for the tourist which as stopped for reasons known to the Dept.
Your Excellency, there are two boats from DSS for Havelock daily morning and if this boats can be asked to ply from Havelock to Neil and to Havelock we are sure that lot of tourists will be benefitted.
Irrespective it is peak season, winter, or monsoon, enough fast boat services between the Islands like Havelock, Neil are essential. At present, there are hundreds of complaints from Tourists for not providing even Government run ferries for tourists. The entire system should be planned well and implemented, unfortunately this is lacking in the islands.

5. Lack of Coordination between Administration and Stake Holders- your Excellency, we feel there should be Equal participation of stakeholders in all matters related with Tourism .and also Coordination committee of Stakeholders should be made active and we request your participation in all such meetings for the development of Tourism.
Your Excellency, as on present date we feel all the decisions in tourism industry are taken and implemented without the consultations of any stake holders.

Your Excellency, At the end we would request you to kindly consider all our points for development of Tourism in this Islands as we know tourism is the only surviving industry of our islands and there are thousands of people Involved in this industry earning their livelihood.
Your Excellency, we look forward to you with great expectation and hope. As we feel this problems will definitely be an obstacle for development of tourism in our islands and also will bring negative publicity for Andaman tourism.
Thanking you,
For Andaman Association of Tour Operators

(Shri. M. Vinod)

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Alternate Sea Route to Baratang to Commence from Oct 1 2017

The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Anindo Majumdar on Friday cleared that the work for Alternate Sea Route connecting Port Blair and Baratang has been completed. He said that the route will commence from 1st of October 2017, with government boats starting to ply in the sector to begin with. The Chief Secretary also said that the Administration is working on modalities to bring in private boat operators to ply in the sector after the route commences. Opening up of alternate sea route by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration is being taken up in compliance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s verdict. The Administration will be shifting tourists from the road to sea as per the commitment made before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, he said. Meanwhile the road that passes through the Jarawa Reserve Forest will remain open for islanders, he added. 

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Andaman Tourism Which Participated in The Ongoing TTF at Surat

Andaman Tourism Bags Award.

Andaman Tourism which participated in the ongoing TTF at Surat along with Andaman Islands Tourism stake holders has bagged the award for The Most Innovative Product for the presence of Under Water Sea Walk at Andaman Island.
The award was presented by Mr / Rajiv Agarwal ,Managing director of Fairfest Media Ltd and was received by Shri Basudev Halder ,Manager , Andaman Tourism.

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Get the Best of Andaman Tourism through a Right Selection

An Indian archipelago and one of the seven union territories of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is now one of the most sought after travel destinations in India. Despite the horrid reputation and blasphemous name “Kalapani” during the colonial period, Andaman has been a dream destination for the honeymooners, beauty seekers, travellers and adventure seekers.

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Now a group of more than 300 islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are loved passionately by globetrotters for their beautiful natural phenomena, clean water, vibrant atmosphere, fresh air, white sandy beaches, and countless water sporting activities. A vast majority of people from India and abroad is interested in Andaman tourism. This is why the tourism industry in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has received a sustainable growth. Many travel groups, companies and agents have involved them in it.

Andaman Tourism adds a significant amount in country’s economy. This is why many government, non-government, private, and public organizations have been promoting Andaman Tourism. These organizations provide adequate information about the destination accommodations, places of attractions, transportation, and other services to make the trip smooth and highly successful.

Given below are the places of attractions there

Cellular Jail

Cellular jail, also known as KaalaPaani (black waters), was the most infamous name for the Indian freedom fighters. It took 10 years to complete the construction of the jail.   The construction was started in 1896 and completed in 1906. Construction material came from Burma.  The building has 7 wingsdesigned in a criss-cross pattern. It includes a tower for the guards to keep a close lookat the prisoners

Many renowned freedom fighters including Veer Savarkar and BatukeshwarDutt were imprisoned here. Presently cellular jail has been converted into a hospital of 500 beds and 40 doctors to serve the local population.

Bharatpur Beach

Located very closeto Neil islands, Bharatpur beach is a famous beach known worldwide for its coral reefs and white shores. Mornings and evenings are the best time to visit there. Those who love to indulge in snorkeling and enjoying the spectacular view of the coral reef, they can choose the morning as the best time for them. Snorkeling enthusiasts can surely go to Neil islands called as the coral capital of Andaman.

Limestone Caves

It is one of the must-visit sites in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is nothing but a huge deposit of limestone and some of these have taken the form of caves. There are more than 300 small and big deposits of limestone. The speed boat journey on the water full of sea crocodile is really enjoying.

Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar beach is Beach no. 7 located on the western coast of the Havelock islands. This popular beach is only 12 kilometers away from the Havelock islands. The sparkling blue water, lush forestand lined palm trees are the main attraction here. There are a huge number of activities for youngsters like scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc.

The Great Nicobar Island

Spreading an area of 1,045 sq kilometers, The Great Nicobar Island is the largest of the Nicobar Islands in India. With a population of over 10,000, this Island offers the World biosphere reserve and a diverse range of wildlife. There is arainforest area offering a unique home to several unique species of fauna and aqua fauna.

Needless to say almost all places of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their natural beauty, vibrant atmosphere, quaint beaches, and a rich reserve of flora and fauna.However, one thing you should keep in mind that you need to make a right choice of the organization. A right organization selection for getting adequate information about the places of attractions, accommodations, transportation, and other services is a must to make the trip successful. This is the key to extracting the best of Andaman Tourism.

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Turn Your Vacation with Your Amazing Andaman Tour Packages

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We are running a stressful life where we discover no opportunity to respect the magnificence of living. On the off chance that you are sufficiently insightful then probably you would without a doubt discover opportunities to appreciate diversion at whatever point conceivable. Travel is one best wellspring of accomplishing preeminent bliss and excite. Each and every travel is an additional token of your travel diaries. To make your life worth living you merit these sorts of fun and exceptional minutes which stay unavoidable to grin at whatever point helped to remember.

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So to make your travel sweet, then the goal you pick truly matters. There are many cool spots to chill you out from all life stress and stresses and I would set out to state that your decision could never turn out badly on the off chance that it is Andaman and Nicobar. It’s one such incident area that will beyond any doubt make you go damn insane.

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If you are happy to pack bags then we are here to blessing you many offers and satisfying rebates through our unique Andaman tour packages particularly for the exceptional individuals like you.

Andaman tour is an incredible skilled scene for the voyagers and pilgrims to have best circumstances of their life. You can catch multitudinous snaps of great views and scenes here, till your camera and you rest tired. So picture takers and camera insanities will tremble to go regularly and fulfill their hunger of upbeat clicking.

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The most well known vacation destinations of Andaman are the Neil Island and the Havelock Island where you can discover a cluster of pleasures to continue engaging and energizing you. The whitish sandy shorelines clasping hands with the sparkling blue ocean is the most appreciating cut of the island that offers life to it.

Neil island supports morning as it’s best session as the greater part of the all around respected exercises like snorkeling, scuba jumping will trespass the viewers around then. On the rest of the hand of the shoreline, the sandy shore, you can discover individuals lying like a snail getting a charge out of the delight of unwinding. You are free to pick the way you yearning to move. There is another additional excellence of the Island, the “coral reef sees” and that is a great visual treat to the gathering of people. These claims to fame crown the Neil Island as the capital of Andaman Nicobar Islands tourism.

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Next strides the Havelock Island and this is the ideal zone for all diversions particularly the scuba plunge. So normally it holds the credit of charging the tremendous number of traveler’s sight. Other than there are some other intriguing areas additionally like the Viper Island, Baratang Island and Lime stone caverns and so on which covers numerous guests.

The spots around the holes are few however yet excellent. One such prevalent action is the speed pontoon ride. A large portion of the general population love to go for that interesting ride and get a chance to visit all the wonderful areas that cruise by.

All these moving spots can be seen with significant cost of cost with the assistance of Andaman and Nicobar Tour packages. So make your excursion commendable holding Andaman and Nicobar Islands packages in your arm.

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Best Places to visit in Andaman

Andaman-Islands

During your Andaman holidays plan your day out in such a way that there is not a single second get wasted. There are many tourist attractions that comes under must visit list and some of the beautiful moments like watching sun rise at the shore. Andaman tourism will leave no stone unturned. Lush greenery surrounded by water bodies and more breathtaking views will blow your heart away. In arm of nature, you’ll loose yourself and will lost into another world of peace. Everything will get slow and nature lovers would definitely not want to come back from such a heaven to hassle to city life.

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Unleash the nature’s beauty and explore it’s creatures in one place.

Unwind yourself in one of the property and make use of all the possible amenities. Book your hotel with the best of facilities with andaman family tour packages and make your trip stress free.

Andaman tourismand Nicobar have lots of jewels that one should not miss .

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Places to see in Andaman Tour

  1. Long Island
  2. Cellular Jail
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
  4. Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex
  5. North Bay Beach
  6. Digilpur
  7. Anthropological Museum

Places to see in Nicobar

  1. Indira Point
  2. Car Nicobar
  3. Katchal
  4. Great Nicobar Island

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There are some more places to be visited during your stay in Andaman and Nicobar

 

  1. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island

2.       Ross and Smith Island Beach

3.       Laxmanpur Beach, Neil Island

4.       Lalaji Bay Beach, Long Island

5.       Guitar Island Beach

6.       Wandoor Beach Port Blair

7.       Aamkunj Beach, Tangat

8.       Karmatang Beach, Mayabunder

9.       Merk Bay Beach, North Passage Island, Long Island

10.   Butter Bay beach, Hut bay Island

11.   Pathi Level Beach, Diglipur

12.   Causrina Beach Diglipur

13.   Lamia Bay beach Diglipur

14.   Raman Bageecha Beach, Rangat

15.   Stewart Island Beach

16.   Avis Island Beach, Mayabunder

17.   Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island

18.   Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Port Blair

19.   Limestone Caves, Baratang Island

20.   Mount Harriet National Park

21.   The great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve

22.   Kaala Pathar Beach, Havelock Island

23.   Ray Hill, Mayabunder

24.   Austin Creek, Mayabunder

25.   Katchal Island, Nicobar

26.   Samudrika Naval Marine Museum, Port Blair

27.   Sri Vetrimalai Murugan Temple, Port Blair

 

Tourist places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for their calming and attractive beaches, a rich reserve of unique flora and fauna. Although it is a tough task to visit all the places in these island. The island is famous for its serene, white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.

Andaman and Nicobar is a perfect summer getaway. With an array of adventure activities one can take experience of different water sports, leisure facilities. It can be considered one of the best place for nature and for beach lovers too. It is also considered a preferred location for newly married couples for their honeymoon. Avoid visiting in Andaman and Nicobar in rainy season. Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar if from December to May.

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President AATO Attends Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit 2016

Shri M. Vinod, President of AATO along with Mr.  PS Vijayan, General Secretary & Shri  Shiva member AATO is attending the incredible India, Andaman Tourism investors meet being held at Vigyan Bhawan from 21/9/16. The members of AATO are a part of the team of Tourism Department which is headed by the Director Tourism. The summit was inaugurated by Shri Arun Jaitley, the Finance minister Govt of India and was attended by a large number of Ministers.

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Explore the Spectacular Andaman Island

Take a short break from your busy and hectic life and getaway to the serene and exotic Andaman Islands. Andaman is one of the Union Territories of and is an incredible archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman is a perfect holiday destination for vacationers. The Andaman Islands is the perfect place for the all the nature admirers. This spectacular island is known for its spectacular pristine emerald beaches, amazing flora and fauna, water sports, nature exquisiteness, architectural magnificence, and its rich culture. Because of the magnificence, Andaman attracts tourists and vacationers from across the globe.

Andaman Tourism

Andaman Tourism has something to offer to everyone. The climate of the Andaman Islands is tropical but is moderated because of sea breezes. The temperature here varies from about 23 °C to about 30 °C.

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Places to visit

 

Cellular Jail in Port Blair –this jail is known as Kala Pani. This jail was used by British to exile many Indian political activists during India’s independence struggle.

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Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor- here one can explore the amazing coral reefs.

Havelock Island is a beautiful group of the island which is paradise for water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling kayaking and much more.

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Neil Island is an exquisite island where one can explore the magnificent sandy beaches, verdant green forest, and serene village life.

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Limestone Caves located in Baratang Island where you will find different types of the natural deposits.

Enjoy Exotic Food

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One can enjoy having local flavors and the exotic seafood at Andaman as the seafood is the specialty. Also, one can enjoy continental and Indian food that is prepared with fresh ingredients.

 

How to Reach Andaman

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One can reach Andaman through Air or by Sea. The island is well connected by regular direct flights like jet airways, Indian Airways, and numerous ships that travel from Chennai, Calcutta Vishakapatnam etc. each day.

Where to stay in Andaman

 

There are numerous pocket-friendly hotels and resorts in Andaman. One can select any hotel or resort as per their choice, requirement, and budget. All resorts offer good service and have the serene environment. However, one must get their bookings done before to avoid inconvenience. One can easily book the hotel or resort of their choice through a reliable traveling website.

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The best time to Visit

 

The best time to visit Andaman is between October-May as one can enjoy the amazing water sports and other tourist activities

 

 

TRAVEL ANDAMAN TO EXPLORE THE EXQUISITE NATURE

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