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Government mulling visa-on-arrival scheme for 10 more countries


September 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ... Read more...

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Foreign, domestic tourism rises in India


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India increased for the third consecutive year in 2011 while domestic tourism too has been witnessing double digit growth, ... Read more...

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Two-month campaign to boost Rajasthan tourism


December 13th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A two-month campaign that will tour 22 Indian cities showcasing Rajasthan's food and culture to further boost the states' tourism was launched here Tuesday. 'Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals up 24 pc


July 18th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India rose by 24 percent last year, it was announced Monday. Delhi is among the top three destinations for ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist flow to touch 8 mn by 2015


March 11th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India is expected to touch eight million by 2015, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday."As per the strategic ... Read more...

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Over 5.5 mn tourists visited India in 2010


February 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 5.5 million foreign tourists visited India in 2010, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year, parliament was told Friday.In a written reply in the ... Read more...

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24 killed in Mexico violence


January 9th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 24 people were killed, 15 of them found decapitated, in the southern Mexican resort city of Acapulco, officials said.On Saturday morning, 15 decapitated men were ... Read more...

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Sun shines on Goa tourism even as Europe freezes over


December 28th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Dec 28 (IANS) Despite Europe's travel itineraries freezing up due to an intense cold wave, Goa's tourism prospects luckily continue to bask in the mild winter sun here.Travel and ... Read more...

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Planning to holiday in Kerala? It’s almost houseful!


December 7th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) Tourists hoping to usher in the New Year amid Kerala's laidback charms would do well to have a plan B ready - if they haven't booked ... Read more...

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Northeast sees rise in tourist inflows


October 18th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Eight northeastern states have seen a rise in tourist inflows, both domestic and foreign, between the period of 2007 to 2009, a tourism ministry statement said here.According ... Read more...

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Kerala to promote souvenirs in a big way


September 9th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) A shop selling exquisite souvenirs of Kerala was launched here Thursday by state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan who said similar outlets would be opened at important tourist spots. On ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism tapping more domestic market


September 9th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) With domestic tourism in India experiencing a strong growth, driven by a burgeoning middle class, Kerala Tourism has shifted its marketing strategy, focussing more on the local ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi rich take to Eid tourism


September 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 9 (IANS) Many of Bangladesh's well-off families are utilising the Eid-ul-Fitr festival this year to take a holiday abroad, moving away from the grime and jostling crowds at home. Some tour ... Read more...

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German tourist seriously injured in fall at Taj Mahal


December 29th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 29 (IANS) A 45-year-old German woman tourist Tuesday fell off a platform and injured herself while seeking a vantage place to photograph the beauty and grandeur of the Taj Mahal, ... Read more...

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‘Thanks to media campaigns, tourists flowed into Jammu and Kashmir’


October 14th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 14 (IANS) The breathtaking locales of Jammu and Kashmir attracted as many as 7.6 million domestic visitors in 2008, which authorities say is the result of various media campaigns launched ... Read more...

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Sikkim travel agents fear dip in tourist arrivals following Chinese incursions


September 17th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Sep 17(ANI): Travel agents in Sikkim are a worried lot, as they fear a dip in domestic tourist arrivals in the state following the tension that prevails after reports of Chinese ... Read more...

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Tourism in India has grown steadily despite meltdown: Selja


August 18th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Tourism in India has grown steadily in the past few years despite rise in world crude oil prices and the global meltdown, but it is yet to ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism wins international, national awards


August 3rd, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) Kerala Tourism has been awarded the 2009 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in the marketing destination category and has been selected as "best in class" from ... Read more...

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Mahindra Holidays to add 1,000 holiday homes


May 15th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Eying the growing domestic tourist sector, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts, a part of Mahindra group, said it will be adding 1,000 more holiday homes under its newly-launched ... Read more...

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Domestic tourist arrivals on the rise in Sikkim


March 28th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, March 28 (IANS) Domestic tourist inflow into Sikkim is on the rise so far this year, but there has been a drop in foreign tourists visiting the state. According to tourism ... Read more...

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”Farm tourism”- Keralas new attraction


January 31st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuzhoor (Kerala), Jan 31 (ANI): A Kerala village has made a cocktail of its hospitality with the traditional way of farming to attract more tourists, creating a heady concoction called ''Farm ... Read more...

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Tourists enjoy `Royal Rajasthan on Wheels” splendour


January 18th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Jan.18 (ANI): A group of 23 foreign and domestic tourists enjoyed the spectacular view of India''s northwestern desert state Rajasthan on a luxury train ''Royal Rajasthan on Wheels'' on ... Read more...

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Kerala’s all top hotels to undergo security audit


January 1st, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 1 (IANS) All four and five-star hotels in Kerala have been asked to prepare a detailed layout plan and undergo a security audit, a state minister said Thursday."This has been ... Read more...

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Mumbai terror, economic crises bad news for Kerala tourism


November 30th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Members of the Kerala tourism industry, already reeling under the impact of the global economic crisis, fear their losses will mount as foreign tourists are likely to stay ... Read more...

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Ambassador car rally kicks off in Goa


October 20th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
Panjim (Goa), Oct 20 (ANI): About 30 iconic model of India - Ambassador cars participated in the 14-day car rally kicked off from Colva beach in Goa on Sunday. Karma Enduro ... Read more...

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‘Travel mart helping Kerala tourism sustain growth’


October 3rd, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 (IANS) The Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), a biennial event that showcases the state, will help sustain the 20 percent growth that Kerala tourism has registered over the years, organisers ... Read more...

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Andhra, Delhi stay on top as tourist destinations


August 25th, 2008 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh again managed to attract the maximum number of domestic tourists in 2007 while the Indian capital drew the most foreigners for the second consecutive year, ... Read more...

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Kerala introduces new tourism initiatives


July 29th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Kerala is introducing "path-breaking" initiatives to further boost the tourism industry, which contributed over Rs.110 billion ($2.62 billion) to the state's gross domestic product (GDP) last year. Marching ... Read more...

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Andhra most popular with Indian tourists, Delhi with foreigners


June 28th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh attracts the maximum number of domestic tourists while national capital Delhi gets the most foreign travellers, say official figures. In 2006, while 111.7 million Indian ... Read more...

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Tibet to reopen to overseas tourists soon: official


April 27th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Lhasa, April 27 (Xinhua) Tibet will reopen to overseas tourists soon as life is returning to normal, the regional administration said Sunday. "The first domestic tourist group since the March 14 riots ... Read more...

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