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Prehistoric fossils may boost tourism in Kenya


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading Kenyan scientists have called upon their government to tap the potential of the country's vast trove of prehistoric fossils to boost the tourism industry.According to ... Read more...

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Mexico’s tourism activity grows


August 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's tourism activity grew 3.9 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2011, thanks to strong demand for ... Read more...

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UP approves bid documents for Agra airport


August 8th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) Taking a step towards the construction of an international airport at Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved the bid documents, ... Read more...

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Chinese region eyes 15 mn tourists by 2015


June 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's picturesque Xishuangbanna region near the Myanmar border is planning to attract 15 million tourists annually by 2015.Lu Yonghe, deputy head of Xishuangbanna Dai prefecture, said ... Read more...

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Karnataka looks beyond Bangalore to promote tourism


June 8th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) The Karnataka government is looking beyond Bangalore to promote tourism in the state, as the state capital is bedevilled with infrastructure woes and is no longer ... Read more...

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Heat hits tourism in Agra (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Searing summer heat has hit tourist inflow into Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, India's biggest tourist draw.Tourist arrivals have been sliding in the last 10 ... Read more...

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Sachin, Waugh, Deepika to be Kerala Tourism ambassadors?


May 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh, actress Deepika Padukone, and footballer Didier Drogba are possible names being considered as goodwill ambassadors for promoting Kerala Tourism ... Read more...

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Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rave parties back in Goa?


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Late night rave parties may again become the rage in Goa as the state government is trying to create special tourism zones where stringent sound ... Read more...

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F1 race track in Kerala will boost tourism: Narain Karthikeyan (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The only Asian driver in the Formula One circuit Narain Karthikeyan Thursday said an F1 race track in Kerala is certainly going to be a boost ... Read more...

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Kerala open to setting up motor racetrack


April 26th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The Kerala government can consider opening a motor racing track in the state if it helped pull in tourists, Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said ahead ... Read more...

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Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states


April 10th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to ... Read more...

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Tourism gets mere nine percent hike in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's tourism sector Friday got an allocation of Rs.1,282 crore for 2012-13 - a mere 9.5 percent increase over the previous year.The allocation last year ... Read more...

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Khajuraho to get train from Thursday


March 15th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 15 (IANS) Khajuraho, known for medieval Hindu and Jain temples with erotic sculptures, will finally come on the railway map Thursday.The Udaipur-Gwalior Express has been extended to Khajuraho, ... Read more...

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Radisson Blue Resort to target Russian, South African tourists


March 8th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) With the number of European tourists going down owing to the economic downturn there, beach resort property Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay is now looking tapping ... Read more...

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Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala chosen best tourism destination second year running


February 18th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated as the best tourist destination in India by a Nielsen survey.The survey, conducted by Nielsen for Outlook ... Read more...

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Kerala best tourist destination, shows survey


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated the best tourist destination in the country, according to a survey.The survey says: "Kerala topping the list ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Number of tourists doubles in Madhya Pradesh


February 15th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of tourists visiting Madhya Pradesh has doubled in the last four years, claims the state government. However, it is the domestic tourists who formed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mexico has 190 mn tourists in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexico registered "nearly 190 million tourists", of whom 22.67 million were foreigners, in 2011, eclipsing 185.7 million tourists registered in 2008, the Tourism Secretariat said.The ... Read more...

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Taj city shivers at 1.7 degrees


February 9th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 9 (IANS) Temperature in the Taj city dipped to a shivering 1.7 degrees Celsius Thursday, an icy breeze neutralizing the effect of bright sunshine.At the 17th century Taj ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brand Kerala shines at Spanish tourism fair


January 24th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Visitors were swept off their feet as Kerala Tourism unfolded its mesmerising grandeur at the just-concluded International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) 2012 in Spain, with visitors ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala records rise in tourist arrivals


January 19th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Despite reports of a bleak global economic situation, the money spinning tourism industry in Kerala has recorded a growth both in revenue and in terms of ... Read more...

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Sahai urges people to join Clean India campaign (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

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Sahay urges people to join Clean India campaign


January 9th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

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Kashmir freezing, Leh at minus 16.6


December 30th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) The minimum temperatures were below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley including Srinagar, with Leh shivering at minus 16.6 degrees.The minimum temperature was minus 4.5 ... Read more...

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Taj city shivers at four degrees


December 16th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 16 (IANS) It is freezing cold in the city of the Taj Mahal these days, with the minimum temperature on the last two nights hovering around 4 degrees ... Read more...

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Embrace development, Kalam tells Bihar politicians


November 15th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday asked Bihar's politicians to embrace "development politics" in a bid to restore public confidence in the political system."Fully involve yourself ... Read more...

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Gilani visits land of his forefathers


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited the land of his ancestors in the city of Rasht, the capital of Iran's Gilan province, it ... Read more...

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Nine bodies found on Mexican highway


August 21st, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of nine people with gunshot wounds were found Saturday on a highway in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, officials said.The corpses were ... Read more...

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10 killed in road accident


August 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 40 others seriously injured Friday when a bus skidded off a rain-damaged road and fell into a 200-feet gorge ... 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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Goa tourism to launch Rs.20 mn global ad campaign


July 7th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Goa tourism will undertake a Rs.20 million TV advertising blitz in around 150 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia to lure foreign tourists to Goa's beaches, ... Read more...

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Off season? No, off to Goa for ‘raindrop tourism’ (With Image)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The shacks are missing, there is no water sporting activity and the beaches are much less crowded. Yet a growing number of people, especially domestic tourists, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Drizzle brings relief to sizzling Agra


May 10th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 10 (IANS) After the day temperature shot up to 44 degrees Celsius Monday and Tuesday forenoon, a dust storm accompanied by a slight drizzle brought welcome relief -- ... Read more...

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