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This section shares developments in tourism across the country as highlighted in the media. On clicking a Title, you can read the article online or where possible redirected to the respective website.

Swosti Group to promote Rural Tourism in Orissa 
December 22, 2010 - Travel Biz Monitor.Com - www.travelbizmonitor.com
Bhubaneswar-based Swosti Group, in order to promote Rural Tourism in Orissa, plans to open three resorts near Chilka Lake, Satapada and Puri. All the resorts are expected to be operational within the next 30 months. Swosti Group currently operates Hotel Swosti and Swosti Premium in Bhubaneswar and Swosti Palm Resort in Gopalpur-on–sea (Ganjam district).

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Hotel Industry 
December 22, 2010 - Hotel News Resource - www.hotelnewsresource.com
Measuring energy consumption, the carbon footprint and providing sustainable investment possibilities are the key components of an E-toolkit which could have a path-breaking impact on the tourism sector, helping hotels reduce their carbon footprint while increasing business profits. The Hotel Energy Solutions (HES) E-toolkit will be presented at the second annual HES Conference, ‘An Innovative Energy Toolkit for Hotels’ during the International Tourism trade fair FITUR 2011 (Madrid, Spain, 20 January 2011).

United Nations General Assembly Acknowledges Role of Tourism for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication 
December 22, 2010 - Hotel News Resource - www.hotelnewsresource.com
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus at its 65th session three separate resolutions emphasizing the role on tourism in sustainable development. The three resolutions, on the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, on the promotion of ecotourism and on the importance of sustainable tourism for Small Island Developing States stress the significance of the sector to the development agenda in terms of sustainability, employment and poverty elimination. The resolutions further welcomed the efforts and work of UNWTO in promoting sustainable tourism for poverty eradication.

Enhance Tourism Cooperation Between India and Indonesia 
December 20, 2010 - Ministry of Tourism, Government of India - www.tourism.gov.in
Shri R.H. Khwaja, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism said it is time for both India and Indonesia to identify areas of cooperation and explore new opportunities to expand tourism opportunities. Addressing the 2nd Joint Working Group meeting on tourism cooperation between India and Indonesia here today, Shri Khwaja said these areas are especially in the field of research and development, education and training, promotion, investment, private sector cooperation, cooperation in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism etc. He also expressed a hope that the meeting would be useful in enhancing tourism cooperation between the two countries.

Govt signs loan agreement with ADB worth US$ 123 mn 
December 20, 2010 - Project Monitor - www.projectsmonitor.com
The government has signed a USD 123-million (about Rs 558 crore) loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank for North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Programme. This is the second tranche of a loan amounting to USD 270 million (about Rs 1,224 crore) as investment for the urban infrastructure project.

Activists allege Goa Govt sabotaging its own green goals 
December 17, 2010 - The Pioneer - www.dailypioneer.com
The Congress-led coalition Government in Goa is trying to sneak in massive infrastructure projects and ‘upscale tourism’ through the backdoor. The Goa Bachao Abhiyaan (GBA) and the Pilerne Citizens Forum (PCF), which have been leading civil society movements against unplanned and rampant urbanisation of the State, have said a Government-appointed committee formed to evaluate and regulate land use by forming a visionary Regional Plan 2021, was trying to sabotage its own goals.

Child labour continues to be rampant in India: US report 
December 16, 2010 - Sify News - www.sify.com
Large scale child labour persists in India, mostly in the agricultural sector and the informal economy  despite initiatives by the government and instances of commercial sexual exploitation of minors are oft reported, a US report on the issue said on Wednesday.

Emerging Economies Increasing Tourism Promotion Budgets 
December 16, 2010 - Hotel News Resource - www.hotelnewsresource.com
Recent years have seen some large increases in the budgets of National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) in emerging economies, a new joint UNWTO and European Travel Commission (ETC) report has revealed. In spite of the difficult economic climate, the report, Budgets of National Tourism Organizations, 2008-2009, reveals that some two thirds of the surveyed NTOs saw an increase in their budgets in 2009, although at a lower rate of growth than that registered between 2006 and 2008. This growth was particularly significant in emerging economies.

Domestic tourism needs to be promoted for sustainable growth: Marcio Favilla L de Paula, Exec Director, UNWTO 
December 16, 2010 - Travel Biz Monitor.Com - www.travelbizmonitor.com
Delivering the keynote address at World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) India Initiative conference on ‘Economic Imperative of Tourism’ held recently in Delhi, Marcio Favilla L de Paula, Executive Director, UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) said that countries needed to concentrate on domestic tourism to make the industry sustainable. He said that experience and statistics suggest that domestic tourism generated more revenue than inbound tourism revenues across all markets and destinations.

MOFPI approves scheme on Up gradation of Quality of Street Food 
December 15, 2010 - Hospitality Biz India.Com - www.hospitalitybizindia.com
According to a PIB release, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) has mooted a scheme on ‘Up gradation of Quality of Street Food’ for implementation during the 11th Plan period. This information was given by Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister for Food Processing Industries in the Rajya Sabha recently. The scheme is yet to be approved by the Ministry of Finance for implementation on a pilot basis in 11 cities (for ‘Safe Food Town’ component) and in six cities (for ‘Food-Street’ component). The outcome of these pilot projects will help MOFPI in implementation of the scheme more effectively in the 12th Five Year Plan.

Goa tourism ministry allows vendors to operate on beaches 
December 15, 2010 - Msn News - news.in.msn.com
Vendors would now be allowed to do business on the beaches of Goa, a decision that has not gone down well with the state's tourism industry. Tourism associations feel that the presence of vendors on the beaches who sell fruits and other items annoys foreigners sun bathing on the beach.

Wildlife and Forest Tourism 
December 15, 2010 - Ministry of Tourism, Government of India - www.tourism.gov.in
Development and promotion of tourism including Wildlife and Forest Tourism, is primarily undertaken by the State Governments/UT Administrations. However, Ministry of Tourism extends Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for development of tourism products under the scheme of Product/Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits, based on the proposals identified in consultations with them, subject to availability of funds and inter-se priority and adherence to scheme guidelines.

Lamani menace mars Pernem's beaches 
December 15, 2010 - Goa News Online - www.goanewsonline.com
With Pernem bracing up for a new tourism season, the presence of a large number of lamanis, Kashmiris and Nepalis on the Arambol and Morjim beaches of the taluka has begun to haunt shack owners as well as local shopkeepers. They have already started setting up temporary stalls along these beaches.

Pilerne forum demands scrapping of eco-tourism zones in RP 2021 
December 15, 2010 - Goa News Online - www.goanewsonline.com
A number of NGOs and village groups under the umbrella of Pilerne Citizens’ Forum presented a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on December 13, pointing out various discrepancies in the notified Regional Plan 2021 for Pernem and Canacona talukas.

Vivek Nair, VC and MD, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd appointed as Chairperson, WTTCII 
December 15, 2010 - Hospitality Biz India.Com - www.hospitalitybizindia.com
The World Travel and Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) has appointed Vivek Nair, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd as the Chairperson of the Council for the year 2011. Nair takes over from Arjun Sharma, Managing Director, Le Passage to India who had been appointed as the Chairperson of the Council for year 2010.

Tourism must become part and parcel of our national agenda: Kumari Selja, Union Minister of Tourism  
December 14, 2010 - Hospitality Biz India.Com - www.hospitalitybizindia.com
Considering the huge socio-economic growth potential of the tourism industry, emerging economies like India must strive to make tourism part and parcel of their national agenda, opined Kumari Selja, Union Minister for Tourism. The Minister was speaking at a seminar on ‘Economic Imperative of Tourism’ organised recently by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) – India Initiative in New Delhi.

WTTC India Initiative moots unified authority at central level for tourism sector 
December 14, 2010 - Travel Biz Monitor.Com - www.travelbizmonitor.com
World Travel & Tourism Council – India Initiative (WTTCII) has mooted a unified authority at the central level to coordinate on issues related to tourism. Highlighting the dire need for ‘convergence’ on issues related to tourism in the country, Arjun Sharma, Chairman, WTTCII suggested a ‘Steering Committee’ headed by a Principal Secretary-level official in the Prime Minister’s Office to sort out issues which require convergence of opinion among various departments of the government. He said that key concerns of the industry today are convergence, infrastructure, creating awareness, skill development and taxation.

DoT, Himachal Pradesh focuses on promoting lesser known places through calendars 
December 14, 2010 - Travel Biz Monitor.Com - www.travelbizmonitor.com
According to a PTI report, the Department of Tourism (DoT), Government of Himachal Pradesh is focusing on promoting lesser-known places of the state to attract tourists. Arun Sharma, Director Tourism, Himachal Pradesh said that as many as 24 pictures highlighting the tribal and offbeat destinations for pilgrimage, adventure, heritage, people and culture and Rural Tourism have been included in table and wall calendars.

Foreign taint: Sex crimes against minors haunt Goa 
December 13, 2010 - Goa News Online - www.goanewsonline.com
Sex crimes against minors by foreign paedophiles have again come to haunt the tourist hotspot Goa. A British national, Barry McCloud (54), was on Friday sentenced to life in prison by St Albans Crown Court, UK, for filming himself raping a nine-year-old girl. The victim had informed Goa crime branch officials that she was often asked to dance naked by "Mac uncle."

Hertfordshire man jailed for raping girl in Goa 
December 10, 2010 - BBC News - www.bbc.co.uk
A Hertfordshire man who travelled to India to film himself raping a 10-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. Barry McCloud, 54, of Tudor Walk, Watford, groomed his victim after befriending her "slum-dwelling" family, St Albans Crown Court heard. He admitted three rapes and 18 related charges in Goa between 2005 and 2007.

Orissa to implement 14 PPP projects worth Rs 6,218 cr says minister for Planning & Coordination 
December 06, 2010 - Orissadiary.com - www.orissadiary.com
The Odisha government has decided to undertake 14 projects on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode involving an expenditure of Rs 6,218.02 crore.

A total of 46 projects, to be taken up on the PPP mode, are under the consideration of the state government, A U Singhdeo, minister for Planning & Coordination said in the State Assembly.

Avis India introduces lady chauffeurs 
December 06, 2010 - Hospitality Biz India.Com - www.hospitalitybizindia.com
Avis India has introduced lady chauffeurs for its customers in India. Dedicated to single women travellers, the first fleet of lady chauffeurs will be driving the new BMW 5 series fleet at The Oberoi, Mumbai. Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India said, “The single woman traveller always feels insecure while in a new city. A well trained lady chauffeur driven rent-a-car goes a long way in allaying her fears.”

Pakyong, first-ever airport in Sikkim, makes steady progress 
December 06, 2010 - Project Monitor - www.projectsmonitor.com
The Airports Authority of India is shortlisting engineering consultants to oversee the construction of a new terminal building, control tower and fire station, and allied works at the upcoming Pakyong Airport in Sikkim. The estimated cost of these works is 17 crore.

Tourism industry associations welcome Prevention of Touting and Malpractice against Tourist Act 2010  
December 04, 2010 - Hospitality Biz India.Com - www.hospitalitybizindia.com
Travel trade and hospitality associations have welcomed the Prevention of Touting and Malpractice against Tourists Act 2010. The Delhi assembly recently passed the Act, which is an effort to make the ‘city comfortable and safe’ for tourist. It contains stringent punishment for people involved in malpractice against tourists. The Act states, “Touts and malpractice shall be punished with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to one year, or with fine, which may extend to Rs 10,000, or with both.” The offences under the Act are cognisable and bailable.

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board expects 10 lakh tourists in next four years 
December 04, 2010 - Travel Biz Monitor.Com - www.travelbizmonitor.com
With an aim to enhance the tourism potential of Chhattisgarh in the domestic and the international market, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) has recently launched tourism infrastructure development projects in the state and initiated new marketing activities. CTB’s current target is to attract about 10 lakh tourists to the state over the next three to four years. In 2009, the state had a budget of Rs 50 crore for development of tourism infrastructure facilities, identification and development of new tourist destination and marketing.

Tourists can go elsewhere: Morcha - Bandhs hit festive year-end bookings 
December 03, 2010 - The Telegraph - www.telegraphindia.com
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today said statehood, and not tourism, was its priority and that the movement for Gorkhaland could not afford to take a backseat because of visitors to the hills.

The Morcha assertion comes amid reports from the hospitality industry in Darjeeling of cancelled bookings for the Christmas-New Year season at hill hotels.

Lavasa didn't need clearance being a tourism project: lawyer 
December 03, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
Lavasa Corporation on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it did not need to take environmental clearances from the Centre, because its lake city near Pune was a "tourism project" and not a township. Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on the other hand, alleged that Lavasa Corp was fully aware that it needed clearances, but still "brazenly" continued its activities.

IAAI plans to submit memorandum to Indian PM requesting restoration of commission for travel agents 
December 01, 2010 - Travel Biz Monitor.Com - www.travelbizmonitor.com
The IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) is now planning to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh requesting restoration of commission for travel agents. This memorandum will be submitted soon along with support of all travel agents in India, for which the Association is expecting participation of the entire travel fraternity to make this move successful. The decision to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India has been taken as the Association has not yet received any positive response from the zero commission airlines even though the Kerala High Court has directed DGCA to ensure that travel agents receive commissions from the airlines.

Environment ministry has no power to stop work: Lavasa 
November 30, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
Going on the offensive, Lavasa Corporation Limited, developers of Lavasa hill city, on Monday challenged the jurisdiction of the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), saying it did not have the powers to order work on the project’s 2,000-hectare first phase in Pune district to stop.

India fast emerging as hotspot for medical tourism 
November 29, 2010 - The Pioneer - www.dailypioneer.com
Stem cell research and therapy is a revolutionary development in medical science and the health sector. India has a vast pool of talent and low cost advantage and this will help it emerge as a major destination for international medical tourism in the near future.

Tourism not a hit among city students 
November 27, 2010 - express buzz - expressbuzz.com
Tourism management courses in some city colleges are not finding many takers even though the hospitality industry is witnessing an upsurge after weathering recession blues.

Dr M Ramachandra Gowda, Chairman of Department of Commerce and Management at Bangalore University, said the current batch of Master of Tourism Administration programme had only 14 students against a maximum limit of 30.

No more HIV, AIDS test for visas to India 
November 27, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has asked all its embassies and consulates to remove travel and residency restrictions for people with HIV and AIDS coming to India. Although India had withdrawn the requirement for HIV testing of foreigners in 2002 after a Union health ministry notification, some Indian embassies and consulates continued to display the requirement of an HIV test certificate on their websites and visa forms.

UNWTO and the International Labor Organization join efforts to fight a jobless recovery 
November 25, 2010 - ForImmediateRelease.Net - www.forimmediaterelease.net
(Forimmediaterelease.net) UNWTO and the International Labor Organization (ILO) are working together towards the common objectives of job creation, sustained growth, and fair globalization through decent work in tourism, the UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has underlined at the ILO Global Dialogue Forum on New Developments and Challenges in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector (Geneva, Switzerland, November 23-24).

Domestic bliss 
November 25, 2010 - Property Report - www.property-report.com
After contracting nearly five per cent in 2009, foreign arrivals around the world are rebounding.  According to a recent report released by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), International arrivals are estimated to have grown by seven per cent globally through the first six months of 2010. The Asia Pacific region in particular is leading the recovery, with international arrivals increasing 14 per cent year-over-year through June. Only the Middle East outperformed the Asia Pacific region, recording a 20 per cent increase in foreign arrivals.

Unregistered Paharganj guest houses face action 
November 24, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
Scores of unregistered guest houses in Delhi's tourist hub Paharganj face an uncertain fate with MCD issuing notices to them for sealing their units and asserting that necessary action will be taken shortly. The MCD had on November 18 issued notices to 60 guest houses in the busy central Delhi locality warning that sealing action will be carried out against them if they fail to register themselves by today.

A New Tourism Initiative In - Need of The hour 
November 24, 2010 - Imphal Free Press - http://ifp.co.in/
Lastly, all tourist spots in Manipur have lost their academic values and intellectual appeal as they are run practically without any tourist guides, photo gallery and even without a piece of literature, guide book and small museum. They look like more of pienic spots than a tourist spot of lasting significance, lasting attraction and lasting impression. Bara khanas, prasadum and grand feasts continue to be main highlight of the visit. People in group come occasionally, sit, eat and go back. The tourist guide at the INA Memorial at Moirang talks; but says nothing. The absence of institutional arrangement for educating on the values, society and history is a great weakness of the tourism development in Manipur.

MCD seals 2 guesthouses, one hotel in Paharganj 
November 23, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Tuesday sealed two guesthouses and a hotel in Paharganj area for violation of various norms, including constructing buildings without a sanctioned building plan or a regularisation plan. A "shocked" Delhi Hotel Mahasangh has strongly criticised the civic body's move.

Titos, Mambos face the music 
November 18, 2010 - Goa News Online - www.goanewsonline.com
Stakeholders  of  two of the most popular clubs  in North Goa —  Mambos and Tito’s  have  been  slapped  with  “stop work order” for carrying  out  illegal  constructions in the no  development  zone (NDZ). Deputy Collector  and Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mapusa  D M Redkar  issued  the  stop work order directing  David  D’Souza,  Lucille  D’Souza  and  Ricardo D’Souza to forthwith  stop  illegal  construction carried  out by them in survey  number 243/15  which is within 200 to 500 meters from  the high  tide line (HTL)  in Calangute village.

Collapse site turns 'picnic spot' 
November 18, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
In an ironic turn to the Lalita Park building collapse tragedy, the remains of the ill-fated seven-storey structure have become the latest blimp on the Capital's disaster tourism map. "It appears as if the area has become a picnic spot of sorts. People start streaming in from as early as 8am, ask for directions to the spot where the building stood and spend the next couple of hours staring at dead bodies being pulled out of the rubble," said Pramod Kumar, general secretary of the Lalita Park Residents' Welfare Association.

Andaman Marches Ahead to be the No. 1 Eco Friendly Tourist Destination in the World: Lt. Governor 
November 16, 2010 - Andaman Chronicle - andamanchronicle.com
We have a number of ongoing projects in the tourism sector, fisheries and other economically viable sectors. But I assure you that all the ongoing projects are eco friendly and soon Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be the number one eco friendly tourist destination of the world, said Lt. Gen. Retd. Bhopinder Singh, Lt. Governor of the Islands on the occasion of Andaman & Nicobar Day celebration today evening at 5.30 pm at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Cops to target tourists smoking hookahs, drugs 
November 16, 2010 - Goa News Online - www.goanewsonline.com
Tourists sitting in shacks or strolling on the beach and blowing smoke rings of charas, ganja or tobacco had better beware. North Goa police have initiated a drive in the coastal belt and are booking persons smoking in public places in violation of the provisions of the Indian Tobacco Control Act, 2003, that aims at curbing smoking in public places in order to protect individuals from the hazards of second-hand tobacco smoke.

Iconic London hotel joins Sahara family 
November 15, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
One more iconic British brand will soon be taken over by an Indian firm. Grosvenor House, the upscale London hotel frequented by royals and global industrialists, is about to be sold to Sahara India Parivar. Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to sell the hotel to billionaire businessman Subrata Roy’s group for the "knock-down price" of £470 million (R3,000 crore), The Sunday Times reported. The bank had reportedly hoped to swing a £700 million (R4,260 crore) deal but lowered its sights after t

Nod to prevent malpractices against tourists likely soon 
November 15, 2010 - The Pioneer - www.dailypioneer.com
Delhi Cabinet is likely to give its nod to the ordinance ‘Delhi Prevention of Touting and Malpractices against Tourists-2010’ on Monday, that already has been promulgated in the national Capital. Delhi Government’s Home Department is bringing a proposal to this effect. The approval of Delhi Cabinet is necessary to lay the ordinance at Delhi Assembly.

Strict anti-touting law on the anvil in Delhi 
November 15, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
To tackle the menace of touts, Delhi government will bring in a bill in the winter session of the assembly later this month, primarily to give relief to tourists who are often harassed by such elements. The Delhi Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, on Monday approved the Delhi Prevention of Touting and Malpractices Bill which provides for a maximum jail term of one year.

MP defends tourism in reserves 
November 13, 2010 - The Pioneer - www.dailypioneer.com
Responding to a notice in connection with a PIL filed by a volunteer organisation with the MP High Court, the State Forest Department on Friday submitted that tourism activities could be continued in core areas inside tiger reserves in a sustainable and regulated manner. The HC later listed the next hearing of the Public Interest Litigation for the second week of December.

Marriott to add 100 hotels in India in 5 years 
November 13, 2010 - The Pioneer - www.dailypioneer.com
Luxury hospitality major Marriott is eying a substantial growth from India even as its home country, the US remains the major revenue grosser. The hotel has a revenue share of around 70 per cent from the US. The global lodging leader will be adding 100 more hotels in India in the next 5 years.

Centre assures steps for tourism development 
November 12, 2010 - Pragativadi - www.pragativadi.com
Union minister of state for tourism development Sultan Ahmed on Friday assured the Odisha government to personally take steps for all round development concerning tourism spots in the state. The assurance of the Union minister came during a meeting with the Odisha tourism minister Devi Prasad Mishra here.

Terminally ill foreigners smuggle drug; HC fumes 
November 09, 2010 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
India is facing a drugs incursion from a new kind of conduit—terminally ill patients, mostly women, from foreign countries. Ironically, most of them go scot free thanks to the sympathetic view of the courts. This trend was exposed by Jutice Pradeep Nandrajog of the Delhi High Court after he visited a jail on February 14, 2009, and found 16 terminally ill patients in the jail hospitals. The doctors said the patients might not survive for more than two to six months. After this Justice Nandrajog had directed the Centre, Delhi government and legal apparatus of all states to take immediate steps to check such carriers.

UNWTO supports advances of T.20 in positioning tourism in the global agenda 
November 08, 2010 - eTurboNews - www.eturbonews.com
UNWTO welcomes the decision of the Second T.20 Ministers’ Meeting, held in Bueyo, Republic of Korea, (October 11-13), to convey to the President of the Republic of Korea in his capacity as chair of the forthcoming G-20 Seoul Summit, the message that: “Tourism can make an important contribution to the initiatives that the G-20 is undertaking to achieve shared growth beyond crisis, particularly in terms of global job creation and the development agenda. The tourism sector stands ready to work towards the common objectives of strong, sustainable, and balanced growth.”

WTTC announces judging panel for 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 
November 08, 2010 - Adventure Travel Trade Association - www.adventuretravelnews.com
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the judging panel for its 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Each year, tourism companies and destinations from around the world submit their entries to showcase best practice in sustainable tourism in one of the four categories: Global Tourism Business, Conservation, Community Benefit and Destination Stewardship.

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