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Indian tourists to South Africa could cross 1 lakh this year


September 7th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) The number of Indian tourists visiting South Africa is expected to cross the one lakh mark this year, South African Tourism country head Hanneli Slabber said ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa’s Sri Lanka muddle will have consequences (Comment)


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa appears dead set on taking on the ordinary Sinhalese for her inability to influence the Indian government to pursue a Sri Lanka policy of her ... Read more...

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China woos Indian tourists


August 29th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The tourism departments of Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong province in China have come together to woo Indian travellers -- and have vowed to provide ... Read more...

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‘Falling rupee making India more attractive to tourists’


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The falling rupee may have hit the budget of Indian tourists. But on the flip side, leisure travellers from abroad are evincing more interest ... Read more...

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Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season


July 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to make Goa's coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from Octtober, an official said ... Read more...

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New interview-less US visa process for some categories


June 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) To draw the maximum number of Indian tourists, the US has introduced a new visa programme for certain categories, which will allow an applicant ... Read more...

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South African Tourism woos India’s high income segment


June 20th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) With more and more Indian tourists going to South Africa, the country's national tourism agency is focussing on tapping three high-income segments, a senior official said."We ... Read more...

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Mexico welcomes Indian PM in Hindi (Travelling with the PM)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Las Cabos (Mexcio), June 18 (IANS) "Aap ka swagat hai" (You are welcome), read a giant billboard en route Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's convoy from the San Jose del ... Read more...

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South African Airways is sole carrier on Mumbai-Johannesburg route


June 14th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) South African Airways, country's national carrier, has announced an addition to its current Johannesburg-Mumbai frequency starting Saturday, offering a five-days-a-week service. Due to an even stronger ... Read more...

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Finnair sees India as key market for tourism, transit


June 7th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair sees India as a strategic market not just for in-bound tourism into Finland, but to also serve as a convenient hub for transit ... Read more...

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13 Indians die as plane flies into Nepal cliff (Fifth Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) Thirteen Indians on a pilgrimage were killed along with two crew members when their 20-seater aircraft slammed into a cliff in western Nepal Monday, less than ... Read more...

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13 Indians die as plane crashes into Nepal cliff (Fourth Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) Thirteen Indians were among the 15 people killed when their small aircraft dashed into a cliff in western Nepal Monday, less than seven months after 10 ... Read more...

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13 Indians die in Nepal air crash (Third Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) Thirteen Indians were among the 15 people killed when their 20-seater aircraft slammed into a cliff in western Nepal Monday, less than seven months after 10 ... Read more...

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At least 7 Indians killed in Nepal plane crash (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) At least seven Indians were among those killed when an airplane carrying 21 people crashed on a cliff in western Nepal, less than seven months after ... Read more...

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Nepal expects steep rise in Indian tourist inflow


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Nepal may see a 32 percent jump in tourist inflow from India, a Nepal Tourism Board official said Wednesday."We are expecting a 30-32 percent increase in ... Read more...

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Turkey woos Indians with mouthwatering kebaps, shorba


April 20th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Turkey, which attracted around 65,000 Indian tourists last year, is hoping to woo more travellers from India with its food and culture. And it has ... Read more...

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Big Australian dollars to lure Indian tourists


April 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Buoyed by the number of Indian tourists flocking to Australia, an influential tourism promotional body has asked the Australian government to invest $1 billion to attract ... Read more...

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Anupam shocked on censor cut in ‘Mr.Bhatti On Chutti’


April 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is "shocked" after reading reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked producers of his next film ... Read more...

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Two Indians dead, 22 injured in Malaysia accident (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indian tourists were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped over while returning from the popular resort of Genting ... Read more...

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Two Indians die in Malaysia accident


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indians were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus flipped over while descending from a popular highland resort in Malaysia's Pahang state.District ... Read more...

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Two Indians dead, 22 hurt in Malaysia accident (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indian tourists were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped over while returning from the popular resort of Genting ... Read more...

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Record 300,000 Indians visit Paris


February 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 29 (IANS) The French capital is charming its way to Indian hearts. Paris breached the landmark figure of 300,000 in Indian tourist arrivals in 2011, recording a growth ... Read more...

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Egypt woos the Indian traveller (With Images)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) With its tourism industry badly hit due to the political turmoil in the country, Egypt is now planning to launch aggressive campaigns in India with ... Read more...

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Oman woos ‘evolved’ Indian tourists


February 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Oman's roadshow reached here Wednesday, promoting the Gulf country as a high-end tourism destination with a rich culture and stunning landscape for "mature and evolved" ... Read more...

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South Africa steps up efforts to woo Indian tourists


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) In a bid to attract more Indian travellers, the South African Tourism's (SAT) eighth annual five-city roadshow Friday reached the capital as it showcased its ... Read more...

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Berlin gets ‘Don 2′ trail, thanks to ’sexy ambassador’


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 2 (IANS) You can relive the thrills of "Don 2" by retracing the trail left by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan during the shooting of the sleek ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Year of Water’ to greet Indian tourists in Switzerland


January 24th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Dedicating 2012 as the 'Year of Water', Switzerland Tourism will celebrate its famous glaciers, lakes and rivers and the role water plays in the lives of ... Read more...

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Obama woos Indian, Chinese tourists


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Now its US President Barack Obama himself who is wooing high-spending Indian and Chinese tourists and has issued an executive order to make it easier ... Read more...

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Obama woos Indian tourists


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Wooing the increasingly affluent Indian tourists, President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order to make it easier for travellers from emerging economies to get ... Read more...

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Slovenia invites Indian investments and tourists


December 27th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) In order to increase the bilateral trade with India, the southern European country of Slovenia is inviting investments in its auto sector while its engineering companies ... Read more...

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New theatre experience in Kingdom of Dreams


November 5th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) After presenting a colourful circus, masterful magic and an Indian Broadway, the Kingdom of Dreams is all set to mesmerise its audiences with "The Black ... Read more...

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India, Seychelles to expand anti-piracy operations


October 28th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) India and Seychelles, the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago, Friday discussed ways to expand their cooperation in combating piracy and a host of security issues.Vice President Hamid ... Read more...

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US visas for Indians rise


October 24th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Underlining the burgeoning India-US relationship, the US mission has issued over 490,000 non-immigrant visas to Indian tourists, students and businessmen in the last year, an ... Read more...

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Phuket trying to woo back Indian weddings


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Phuket, a popular island resort in Thailand, is trying to lure Indian weddings back after a year's lull, say Thailand hospitality and tourism industry insiders."The ... Read more...

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