Tourism

India continues to gain high income through tourism; over 8.76 lakh Tourists arrived in October

India has become a centre of tourism since few years due to various efforts were taken by the central government which also led a massive surge in the economy of a country. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered a comprehensive growth of 18.1% in October 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in October 2017 was 8.76 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.42 lakh in October 2016 and 6.83 lakh in October 2015...

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Indians soon to get mini version of Niagara Falls in Bengaluru

Niagara waterfalls in one of the world’s most beautiful yet vast waterfalls. Indians can soon get their ‘mini’ version of Niagara Falls in Bengaluru. Bengaluru’s iconic Lalbagh botanical gardens will soon sport a mini Niagara Falls and it is expected to be ready by January...

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Maharashtra enthusiastically attract global tourists at ‘World Travel Market- 2017’ with its diverse colors

‘World Travel Market – 2017’ the mega tourism event kicked off attracting global tourists, which was organised at London. Many states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha participated enthusiastically thereby attracting foreign tourists at WTA London – 2017...

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Go Goa Gone: Mumbai – Goa ferry service to start by December

Good news for the tourists who wish to visit Goa. Ferry services will start by this December from Mumbai to Goa. This was announced by the Union Minister of Shipping Nitin gadkari during the review meeting of All Major Indian Ports. The vision behind this service is to provide enjoyment to the tourists as well as create jobs...

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‘TeraMeraBeach’ initiative aims to help clean Goa beaches

Goa has been the favourite destination of tourists. Its beaches, nightlife, sunset points etc. are the heart-melting points of Goa. But it’s saddening to see our beaches get littered due to our irresponsible behaviour! So ‘TeraMeraBeach’ is a campaign which will run to raise awareness about ‘cleanliness’...

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On 50th anniversary, ‘Tourism Australia’ offers amazing airfare deals only for Indian travellers

This year, Tourism Australia is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark this momentous occasion, launching the Great Australian Airfare Sale. Announced best airfare deals only for travellers. The campaign started on November 1 and will see eight leading airlines such as Air Asia, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways coming together to offer prospective Indian travellers amazing airfare deals to the land Down Under...

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Now you can enjoy your tour to Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan on ‘battery operated vehicle’

Mumbai is known as ‘city of dreams’, ‘Queen’s Necklace’, ‘Bollywood’ and many more. Mumbai is complete in itself. Not many people know but there is a sunrise point at Malabar Hill where there is the residence of our Governor too. It is Mumbai’s best destination. On top of this the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation launched ‘battery operating’ vehicle for one who wish to take a tour to ‘Raj Bhavan’...

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‘Toy Train’ of Matheran welcomes you to relish hugging the chilling hill station

In the heart of mountains of Mumbai lies its own special Matheran- the hill station that is most loved till date. No wonder winter has its own magic to make it more beautiful. The cherry on the cake is the toy train that travels from Neral to Matheran has resumed which is the best attraction of Matheran. Happy Winter!..

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Madhya Pradesh bags one more National Award for best Tourism

Madhya Pradesh received one more prestigious national award in tourism field. State Tourism was chosen for best participation and organising different activities during 'Paryatan Parva' across the country by Tourism Department of the Government of India...

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Boost in Tourism: India earns Rs. 13,867 crore by foreign tourist arrivals in September 2017

Tourism has been flourished in past few years and gave a massive boost to the economy of India. Notably, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of September 2017 was Rs. 13,867 crore as compared to Rs.11,642 crore in September 2016 and Rs.10,415 crore in September 2015. Whereas, the number of FTAs in September 2017 were 7.23 lakh with the growth rate of 18.8% as compared to FTAs of 6.08 lakh in September 2016 and 5.43 lakh in September 2015...

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UP CM tries to stem Taj controversy, says Taj was built by sweat, blood of Indians

In an attempt to assuage the hurt feelings caused over the remarks of BJP MLA Sangeet Som over Taj Mahal, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Taj Mahal was built by the sweat and blood of the Indian labourers...

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Acche Din! India registers booming growth in income, as over 7.23 lakh Tourists arrived in September

Tourism sector day-by-day is getting more strengthened effectively due to various efforts were taken by the government of India. Growth in tourism led a massive surge in the economy of a country. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered whopping growth of 11% in August 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in September 2017 were 7.23 lakh with the growth rate of 18.8% as compared to FTAs of 6.08 lakh in September 2016 and 5.43 lakh in September 2015...

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Paryatan Parv - A Call for Indian Diaspora – Dekho apna Desh

The soul of ‘Paryatan Parv- Dekho Apna Desh’ is spreading its wings and enticing overseas Indian Community to come and see ‘Bharat - Apna Desh’, the land where their forefathers were born...

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Indulge your soul in peace and serene ambience of world’s second largest ‘Tawang Monastery’ in Arunachal Pradesh

Thinking about a peaceful escape in the arms of extraordinary beauty- where soul gets it food making it happy? Tawang Monastery offers to serve the bliss. Tawang Monastery or Tawang Gompa is India’s largest and Asia’s second largest monastery. Situated on a mountain in the town of Tawang at an altitude of over 3000 m, Tawang Monastery is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world...

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‘Paryatan Parv’ achieves successful fervour in the country; states’ organize events to boost Indian tourism

To uplift the tourism industry in India, Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma had started with the twenty-day mega event, Paryatan Parv. On its 4th day of Parv, Indian tourism offices in Goa, Patna and Kolkata organized various activities including Heritage Walks, a ‘Run for Incredible India’ and quiz contests for students to promote ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ as part of the Paryatan Parv celebrations...

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‘Paryatan Parv’ creates a magical air of tourism across country; people participated in the campaign with zeal

By showcasing the cultural diversity of India, Tourism Ministry inaugurated a twenty-day mega event ‘Paryatan Parv’ across the country. On its 2nd day, ‘Paryatan Parv’ wave spread all over the country creating a climate of tourism from Gurdaspur in the North to Kovalam in the South up until Portblair, with Ahmedabad in the west to Shillong in the east. The netizens on Twitter took up to sharing their interesting travel pictures under the #IncredibleIndia and #ParyatanParv2017...

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Paryatan Parv inaugurated to showcase cultural diversity of country

With an aim to draw focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of “Tourism for All”, the twenty-day mega event ‘Paryatan Parv’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. The ‘Paryatan Parv’ will be organized across the country...

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Tourism Minister celebrates successful ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’ campaign with media

Tourism Ministry this year brought out a revolutionary change in the country by initiating ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’. The cleanliness movement was observed from September 16 to October 2 with various cleanliness activities/programmes at the premises of its offices/ educational institutions/ prominent tourist places etc. All educational institutes under Ministry of Tourism adopted at least one tourist place to maintain cleanliness in a sustainable way. Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam briefed media ..

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Aimless in life? Pack your bags and travel solo to find new inspiration; 5 tips for solo women travelers

Travelling alone can unearth experiences that are otherwise unattainable when navigating with a group. In every person’s life, comes this one point where they stand aimless, not knowing which path to opt. It is very normal but a crucial decision. So, do not worry! Travelling can put you and your mind in ease for further contemplation on choosing a career. ..

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#WorldTourismDay : Encourage yourself in travelling the world beyond!

A journey is much more beautiful than the destination. And it’s very true. The journey gives us satisfaction and so does travelling. On this World Tourism Day, let’s forget about the top 10 destinations in the world. In fact, every place has its own charm, be it a village in ruins or a small tired town. Let’s celebrate ‘travel experiences’ and its importance on this World Tourism Day 2017. ..

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President Kovind to present ‘National Tourism Awards’ tomorrow along with Minister, KJ Alphons

Ministry of Tourism presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. And marking this day, President Ramnath Kovind will present the awards from the travel, tourism and hospitality industry tomorrow at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. ..

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Pink rivers doesn’t only exist in fairy tales, but on Earth too!

We are not bluffing. There’s a real pink bubble gum coloured river in Canada. The Cameron Falls in Alberta Wateron Lakes National Park is a rare sight worthy of any travelling experience. The river has crystal-clear water but on abnormal days, these falls are nothing short of a miracle. ..

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Islamabad is more popular and visited than Ibiza, among UK air travelers

One of the party capitals in the world is Ibiza. Situated in the mesmerizing archipelago of Spain, Ibiza is known for the lively nightlife. But it seems like that the tastes of tourists have changed. Yes, according to new figures, Islamabad is one of a host of surprising destinations to be high on British travellers’ agendas leaving behind Madrid, Ibiza and Berlin. ..

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India registers whopping growth in income, as over 7.24 lakh Tourists arrived in August

The economy of the country is blooming with a whopping day by day as the tourism sector is strengthened effectively. Notably, the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) have registered whopping growth of 11% in August 2017 in the country. The number of FTAs in August 2017 were 7.24 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.52 lakh in August 2016 and 5.99 lakh in August 2015...

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‘Restaurant of Order Mistakes’ will strikingly not deliver your food correctly but will make you visit again!

Eating out can be a stressful experience for those who are indecisive. You can’t make up your mind on what to order. Whatever you order ends up with food envy and regret. But there’s one restaurant in Japan where that won’t be an issue because the likelihood is that you won’t receive what you ordered anyway- so you won’t blame yourself if you choose something less delicious. The Restaurant of Order Mistakes has just opened in Tokyo and it only hires waiters with dementia. ..

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“Sharadotsav” app coming up to guide outsiders who want to explore Kolkata during Durga Puja

The famous Durga Puja of Bengal, especially Kolkata attracts visitors from different parts of the country, even foreign visitors. The city flooded with lakhs of people in festive mood may confuse new people in the city. To help the outsiders during Durga Puja, West Bengal State Tourism Ministry is coming up with a new app, “Sharodotsav”...

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Enthralling Konkan’s ‘Panoramic’ experience soon for tourists through Indian Railways

Travelling in railways will get more adventurous and enthralling as Central Railway is in plan to bring 360-degree travel experience in its coaches. That’s wow as tourists will get the whole view, especially those travelling on the Konkan route...

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Maharashtra became 1st Indian state from where around 60,000 tourists visited Australia in 2016-2017

Maharashtra topped to become the Indian state from where around 60,000 tourists visited Australia. Highest no. of tourists from Maharashtra made the state to rank on top, now the country is expecting around 300,000 Indian visitors by 2020...

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History stands in front of London as 70ft rail mail will publicly be open in September

Deep below London's bustling streets, a piece of once-vital communications technology will soon be roaring back into life after years of disuse - a train...

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Tourism sector has ability to boost both economy and Jobs in country: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, August 9: Union Shipping and Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government is committed to creating the right environment for promoting cruise tourism in the country. Speaking at Dawn of Cruise Tourism in India - an inte..

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Bon Voyage Peeps! France remains world’s favourite tourism destination

France had and has been the favourite from Europe for everyone, and why not? Paris alas the romantic capital of the country and we all know how everyone dreams to stay in Paris for even a night. With all the love for France, the country has been renounced to be the world’s ‘favourite’ tourism destination in 2016 defying the concerns of terror attacks, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). ..

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INCREDIBLE INDIA! From New York to Tokyo, Indian tourist destinations are now promoted everywhere

The Ministry of Tourism, as part of its on-going activities, regularly releases print, electronic, online and outdoor media campaigns in the international markets, under the “Incredible India” brand-line, to promote various tourism destinations and products of India with the objective of increasing foreign tourist arrivals to the country. The Ministry also promotes various tourism destinations and products through its website and publicity and promotional material produced from time to time. These ..

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Tourism Ministry lays out list of facilities provided at temples, monuments and tourist spots

Indian temples and monuments are the most visited places by tourists. The pristine archaic monuments and sacred temples in India have one of the unique and age old architecture. Keeping in mind of the million tourists arriving India every year, Archaeological Survey of India have implemented various tourist amenities and maintenance of the forts that fall under their jurisdiction...

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Ministry of Tourism sanctions Rs.180 Cr to boost the tourism infrastructure of Telangana

In order to boost tourism infrastructure of Telangana, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma while talking in Lok Sabha said that the central government has sanctioned Rs.180 Crore in the newly created Telangana...

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Ministry of Tourism sanctions Rs.180 Cr to boost the tourism infrastructure of Telangana

In order to boost tourism infrastructure of Telangana, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma while talking in Lok Sabha said that the central government has sanctioned Rs.180 Crore in the newly created Telangana...

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India registers whopping growth in tourism sector by Foreign Tourist Arrivals in June 2017

Tourism giving a boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of June 2017 was Rs.13,088 crore as compared to Rs. 10,677 crore in June 2016 and Rs.9,564 crore in June 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of June 2017 were 6.70 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.47 lakh in June 2016 and 5.12 lakh in June, 2015...

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Saudi launches 6 tourism initiatives to stimulate employment, economy under ‘Vision 2030’

Saudi Arabia with an aim to meet all the agendas under Vision 2030, launched six major initiatives to stimulate the travel and tourism industry. Notably, tourism is a major driver of the Saudi economy with its huge employment-generating potential...

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Add Angola to your travel list next for its sparkling ocean and pristine mountains; read here!

Tourism is enlarging itself into a bigger industry day by day. The idea of travel and exploring world has taken over the minds of young people as well as adults. Indians are touristing everywhere around the world. One of the favourite places of people remains to be South Africa. The massive continent across the world holds the most exotic and the rarest of flora and fauna which attracts the tourists all the way more. One such unexplored place in South Africa is Angola. ..

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pitches for cruise tourism

Underlining the importance of tourism sector in order to boost the economy Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that state governments should proactively pursue the policy matter related to cruise tourism. Speaking at the National Workshop on Cruise Tourism Gadkari asserted that India has the potential to cater to 700 cruise ships which will create lakhs of jobs with the adoption of appropriate marketing strategies for attracting tourists across the country...

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Burmese will soon enjoy Visa-free travel to Thailand

Myanmar and Thailand are the neighboring countries which share a long history. In every part of the World, the countries which share the border have a good share in tourism due to easy access, similarities in culture, heritage. Hence, to make the travel between Myanmar and Thailand easier, visa-free travel from Myanmar to Thailand will start in September. Only a valid passport will be needed for travel...

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Taiwan, South Korea joins hands to boost two-way tourism

South Korea is the third largest country to have Taiwanese tourists. Both are stepping up efforts to increase the number of tourist arrivals between them to 3 million by next year. Taking this in consideration Taiwan and South Korea will join hand to boost two-way Tourism...

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'Sporting Nation' Kenya aims to promote Sports Tourism using Global Athletics Championships

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is now planning to boost sports tourism to attract global attention and increase potential tourists. the World Under 18 Athletics Championships scheduled from July 12 to 16 will help the country to promote it as a tourist destination...

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Japan attracting more foreign tourists than ever; 21.2% rise in number

When we describe Japan, the improved technology, science, economy but we often forget the beauty of the land. Along with the places, Japanese food is also increasing its value in international market. Foreign tourists are leaning more to Japan. According to Japan tourism agency number of foreign visitors to Japan reached 2,294,700 in May. It increased straight 21.2% from last year...

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Boost in Tourism: India registers 20.9% hike in income, as over 6.30 lakh Tourists arrived in May

Tourism giving a boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of May 2017 were Rs. 12,403 crores as compared to Rs.10,260 crore in May 2016 and Rs.9,505 crore in May 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of May 2017 were 6.30 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.27 lakh in May, 2016 and 5.09 lakh in May, 2015. ..

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Kashmir's unstability gives major boost to tourism in Himachal

The continuous unrest and terrorism activities have affected tourism sector drastically in Kashmir while Himachal Pradesh has registered a whopping growth as tourists in large numbers arrived here. However, all the other states have seen growth in tourism but Himachal registered a major gain...

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Boost in Tourism: India registers 19.5% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in May 2017

India has seen a whoppingTourism of tourist arrivals on both normal visas and E-Tourist visas during the month of May this year. Notably, India saw 19.5% growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals in May, 2017 as compared to the corresponding last year while 55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals on E-Tourist visa in may, 2017 over may, 2016...

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Airbnb and Maharashtra signed first commercial revenue sharing MoU to boost Tourism

World’s biggest home stay aggregator Airbnb joined hands with Maharashtra Tourism on Tuesday; which will see Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation MTDC homestays being listed on the platform. The company has also tied up with tourism departments of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat...

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Maharashtra government ties up with Airbnb to attract international tourists

In order to boost the vibrant tourism sector of Maharashtra in the state government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with renowned online room rental company Airbnb for global outreach. With this agreement the global tourism giant Airbnb will portray the specialities of Maharashtra tourism across the state on its portal, to ensure more bookings...

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AP Budget 2017-18 focuses to promote its diverse culture with theme “Tourist Friendly Arunachal”

Arunachal Pradesh Budget 2017-18 emphasizes on ‘Tourism Development’ to facilitate Tourism with the theme “Tourist Friendly Arunachal”. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has called upon the tourism department to formulate tourism promotion strategy...

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Tourism to have whopping growth in Jammu after CM Mufti lays foundation stone for tourist facilities

Tourism sector in other parts of India has been flourished from past three years but Kashmir lagged behind because of terrorism. So with the view to have whopping growth in tourism in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday laid the foundation stone for various tourist facilities at a cost of 100 crore rupees at Ranjit Sagar Lake in Basohli in Jammu region...

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Italy gives out 100 historic castles, inns for free to boost tourism; Know how!

Italy is one of the popular honey-moon destinations for couples. The serenity of Venice, the ethereal light of Tuscan hills and historic essence of Rome will woo anyone who once steps into this country. For people who love historic places will love this great news; Italy is giving away for free more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations...

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Kenya’s biggest railway project after independence starts from today

his 31st May will be remembered by all the Kenyans and will make them proud forever. Today the largest infrastructure project after Kenya’s independence has been inaugurated in the country. The brand new railway will run from the capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa. This new railway will transform the transportation scenario of the country. With the transportation, it will also boost the tourism of the country...

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South Korea’s ‘Tourism’ hits downfall in revenue due to China’s ban

South Korea is suffering from lack of tourist visit in their country. The country suffers 40% fall in Chinese visitors in the month of March and is decreasing day by day. It is said that the Chinese are canceling their trips because of anger over the deployment of a controversial US-built missile defense system approved by South Korea...

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With aim to boost Tourism, Maharashtra to develop 107 ecotourism destinations

In a major boost to tourism in Maharashtra, the state is looking forward for the development of 107 ecotourism destinations. The Maharashtra Ecotourism Development Board (MEDB) has decided to develop these ecotourism destinations at the cost of Rs 772 crores within coming four to five years...

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Welcome All! Adventurous Goa topped to become India’s most preferred destinations

No wonder ‘Goa’ is ‘Dream’ destination of every traveller. Google India Report 2017 has rated ‘Goa’ India’s most preferred travel destination. Whereas Manali, Shimla, Ooty topped to become the top 10 travelling destinations from India...

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Boost in e-Tourist Visa: 63.4% growth in foreigners who arrived on e-Visa

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to India for the month of April this year has seen a growth of 23.5 percent as compared to the same period last year. Also, total of 1.14 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 0.7 lakh during the month of April 2016 registering a growth of 63.4%...

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Not only in ‘cleanliness’ but Madhya Pradesh also topped to bag Best ‘Holiday Award’

Raneh Waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been given the Best Holiday Award-2017 as the country’s most favourite waterfall. The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation by the country’s well-known Travel and Information Portal Holiday IQ at a ceremony in New Delhi...

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Centre announces linking Buddhist sites globally will boost Tourism

On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar highlighted the significance of Indian Education. Planning to Revamp the school curriculum he said that Indian education has to be aimed at the holistic development of personality and not just job and information oriented...

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After 33 years, Irish Beach comes back to life again; tourists visit it from across Europe

Have you ever wondered in your wildest dreams of a beach coming back to life again? If, no then you’re going to be surprised to know that there’s a beach in an island that has reappeared after 30 years. The beach that we are talking about here is situated in Achill Island of Ireland. The Dooagh beach was washed off 30 years back by strong storm winds in the winter of 1984 leaving bare pointy rocks...

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Central Government to fund Uttarakhand on promoting eco-tourism

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has been trying hard to develop his state, ever since he has been elected. Uttarakhand invites millions of tourists every year to witness the beautiful snow-capped landscapes and wildlife. To boost high tourism in the state, Central government has thought of linking livelihood of different villages. As a result, 5 circuits will be developed by the newly appointed Eco-Tourism Cooperation...

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Rise in the number of tourists in Iran, expects 20 million by 2025

Iran is the country with enormous marble mosques and breathtakingly beautiful grotesque ancient tombs. The country has always invited visitors from far lands to witness the beauty of this rare Persian culture. From sharing borders with terrorist inflicted countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran does not fail to attract tourists from all around the world. ..

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Reputed ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ lists Ganga cruise as one of the ‘6 river cruises to take in 2017’

A reputed US based international media house in the latest issue of its publication ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ has listed the river cruise on Ganga as one of the ‘six river cruises to take in 2017’. The media house has placed the luxury cruise vessel Ganges Voyager II which sails on the Ganga from Kolkata to Varanasi, in the league of cruises on Mekong and Yangtze in China, Amazon in South America, Volga in Russia and Irrawaddy in Myanmar. Conde Nast’s endorsement of Ganga as a cruise destination is a ..

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Myanmar to boost tourism by imposing tourism tax

The Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) has decided to impose a tourism tax on visitors. This step will help to raise fund for country’s tourism promotion activities. This was decided by tourism development committee during a meeting with the hotels and tourism ministry...

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Etihad, Jet Air to elevate Maharashtra tourism

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) today said it has signed an agreement with Etihad and Jet Airways to attract more visitors to the state and to leverage on the airlines expanding international network. ..

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Downfall in Sub Saharan Africa’s tourism due to lack of safety, security

As reported by World Economic Forum, Sub-Saharan Africa acquires a bad position in Travel & Tourism competitiveness. This Swiss nonprofit foundation has made the report on the basis of sustainable economic and societal benefits through the travel and tourism sector...

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Boost in tourism: India registers 17.8%, 10.7% hike in income, Tourist Arrivals in March 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of March 2017 were Rs.14, 953 crores as compared to Rs. 13,115 crore in March 2016 and `11,133 crores in March 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of March 2017 were 9.05 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.17 lakh in March 2016 and 7.29 lakh in March 2015...

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Ola and Maha Govt join hands to welcome all and enjoy ‘Maharashtra Darshan’

India’s most popular car chain holder Ola, joined hands with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation with an aim to promote tourism. Ola announced its partnership on Wednesday undertaking various initiatives under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s ‘Visit Maharashtra’ motto...

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‘Cycling under the Stars’ kicked off to promote tourism in Odisha

Researchers say that cycling improves the overall metabolism and is beneficial for one’s health. Cycling every day can reduce 90% of your health hazards that most of us face in this hustle-bustle life. Considering this, a group of cyclists in Odisha rode from Puri to Konark and way back to soak in all the peacefulness of the nature during mid-night...

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Six Flags theme park to set up in Saudi; soon to become biggest entertainment hub

With the view to bring the prosperity in Kingdom and diversifying the sources of national income, boosting the economy and creating more job opportunities for young people Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park to be built in a new entertainment city...

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India stands 7th largest tourism economy, earned 14.1 trillion in 2016: WTTC

India is one of the countries that is rich with culture and its natural resources. Foreigners from across the world are often wooed away with India’s abundance of flora and fauna. In fact India stands unique as it continues to maintain the authenticity of the multi-cultural communities that range from Pahadis to Assamese to Marwaris to Goans, in short localites. India’s tourism has brought in huge economic benefits and job creation which has made it the 7th largest tourism economy in terms of GDP, ..

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In a bid to promote tourism Taiwan’s Ko Wen-je arrived India

For ending up the trip from three-nation tour a mayor of Taipei city of Taiwan, Ko Wen-je had arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday. The mayor boarded on a trip to South and Southeast Asia with his delegation to promote tourism and the 2017 Summer Universiade an International multi-sports event, which will be held in Taiwan this August. ..

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Tourism sector flourished in recent years due to various effective steps

Tourism Ministry has taken various steps to increase the number of inbound as well as outbound tourists. Therefore, the tourism sector has flourished in recent years and economy of the country has seen effective growth. Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed Rajya Sabha about various steps taken to increase tourism of the country...

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Boost in tourism: India registers 17.1% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Feb 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of February 2017 were Rs.15,260 crore as compared to Rs.13,627 crore in February 2016 and Rs.11,642 crore in February 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during February 2017 over January 2016 was 12.0% as compared to the growth of 17.1% in February 2016 over February 2015...

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Over four crores of tourists visited Rajasthan in 2016

Rural Development Minister Rajendra Rathore said that Rajasthan informed that over four crores of tourists visited Rajasthan in 2016 which has led to the enormous growth of the economy of a state. He said in the year 2015 and 2016, the inflow of tourists has also increased prominently...

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India registers prominent growth in tourism sector by Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Feb 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on e-Tourist visa during February 2017 has increased prominently. Notably, in February 2017 number of FTAs arrived were 9.56 lakh whereas 1.70 lakh tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa...

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India registers record growth of tourism by 15.5% in Jan 2017

Tourism has always played an important role in the economy of India. The government of India has taken several measures since last three years due to which tourism sector has boosted largely. Therefore, the growth rate of tourism in the month of January 2017 has reached to the higher double-digit growth rate of 15.5%. ..

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Boost in tourism; registers 17.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of January 2017 were Rs.16,097 crore as compared to Rs.13,669 crore in January 2016 and Rs.12,100 crore in January 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during January 2017 over January 2016 was 17.8% as compared to the growth of 13.0% in January 2016 over January 2015...

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'MP Mein Dil Hua Bacche Sa' advt wins prestigious global Effie Award

Colorful, ethnic cultures, different languages, delicious cuisines, diverse folk customs etc are falls under one umbrella of love. India has become the destination for tourists from all over the world. ‘MP Mein Dil Hua Baccha Sa’ has been nominated for Effie Awards, one of the honors given worldwide to encourage effectiveness among marketing communications industry through education and recognition...

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16.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in January, USA occupies top spot

Foreign tourist arrivals to India for the month of January this year has seen a growth of 16.5 percent as compared to the same period last year. An official release said, the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January were 9.83 lakh. During the month, a total of one lakh 52 thousand tourists arrived on e-Visa as compared to 88 thousand during the month of January 2016 registering a growth of 72 percent. This outlines the steady success of e-Visa facility in quantifiable terms. ..

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Foreign tourists with e-visas to get free SIM cards on arrival

Foreign tourists with e-visas will get free SIM cards on their arrival in India. Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma released free preloaded SIM cards for tourists holding e-visas at a function in New Delhi. SIM cards will be given immediately to them after landing at the immigration counter at airports in the country. ..

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Dubai gets first self-driving hover-taxi, maiden test successful

The first self-driving hover-taxi capable of transporting a passenger at 3,300 meters has been tested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates...

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Andhra Pradesh inks MoU with online travel company Yatra to enhance tourism

To promote tourism in the State Andhra Pradesh government have joined hands with online travel company Yatra.com. Yatra has inked a MoU with the government of Andhra Pradesh to promote home stays and enhance tourism in the state through their holiday packages, the company said in a statement...

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Government rolls out two mega project In Jammu and Kashmir for growth of tourism

Tourism sector in India has been flourished from past two years as the Indian government has taken various initiatives so that the economy of the country should be increased. Therefore, for further growth in the tourism sector, the government of India on Monday rolled out two mega projects worth Rs 194.74 crore for development of tourism infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Hurry up! Online Registration for ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’ begins

The registration for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra has started on thursday. Yatra scheduled to commence from June 12 to September 08, 2017. First time applicants, doctors and married couples would have priority and Senior citizens would have priority on the Nathu La route. The Yatra via this route is motorable and will cost about Rs. 2 lakh per person...

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Tourism will bring economic prosperity to the state of Arunachal Pradesh : Governor Padmanabha Acharya

Underlining the importance of tourism in the state of Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya reiterated that tourism sector has a great potential to speed-up the socio-economic development of the State. ..

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Hurry Up! Now book tickets online to visit Delhi’s tourist attraction spots

There is good news for all as anyone who wish to visit major attractions of Delhi, can book their tickets online. Delhi Government yesterday made an announcement after collaborating with ‘BookMyShow’ for an online ticketing platform. This move is taken in a bid to boost tourism of national capital...

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No more ‘visa-free’ visit for Indians to Hong Kong

From tomorrow which is from 23rd January Indians will have to successfully complete the pre-arrival registration online while travelling to Hong Kong. India no longer will have the ‘visa-on-arrival’ facility from Monday, after the Hong Kong government made an announcement in November last year...

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Boost in tourism; registers 13.6% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in December 2016

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, a total of 10.37 lakh foreign tourists arrived in December 2016 as compared to 9.13 lakh during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 13.6%. Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of December 2016 were Rs.16,805 crore as compared to Rs. 14,152 crore in December 2015...

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E-Tourist Visa scheme registers 56.6% growth in December-16; UK occupies top spot

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, a total of 1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December 2016 as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. Notably, UK (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA (16.4%) and Russian Fed (7.7%) amongst countries availing e-tourist visa facility During December 2016...

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Tourists to experience 2017 as “Year of the Wild” in Karnataka

To popularise wilderness tourism and eco-trails across the state, the Tourism department of Karnataka has declared 2017 as the “Year of the Wild”. Launched by chief minister Siddaramaiah, the tourism department initiative seeks to promote adventure tourism in the state and not restricted to wildlife tourism...

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Assam has its unique characteristics and I wish to introduce its culture, beauty to the world

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Assam government inks pact with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra for tourism

In an attempt to project the tourism sector in the state, Assam government has appointed Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra as the state’s tourism brand ambassador for two years. Speaking to the media tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed about the decision...

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Dr. Jitendra Singh to facilitate “Startup India” and “Medical Tourism” in Northeast

Indian Merchants’ Chamber IMC, the country’s oldest Chamber of Commerce & Industry with a history over 150 years, today felicitated Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh for his passionate and proactive efforts in promoting tourism and trade in Northeast...

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E-Tourist Visa scheme registers 63.9% growth in November; UK occupies top spot followed by USA

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, a total of1,36,876 foreign tourists arrived in November 2016 as compared to 83,501 during the month of November 2015 registering a growth of 63.9%. Like to tell you that, UK (22.3%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA (12.9%) and Russian Fed (8.7%) amongst countries availing e-tourist visa facility During November 2016...

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A 'Lumbini circuit' suggested for Budddist tourism

Former Nepalese prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Friday advocated a “Lumbini circuit” of Buddhist tourism sites spanning India and Nepal which would attract millions of Buddhist pilgrims . ..

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Indians prefer holidaying over shopping for leisure

Indians love to spend on travelling and holidaying rather than splurging on shopping and eating out, according to a new research...

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