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India, Israel ink pact to boost tourism


June 25th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 25 (IANS) India and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their bilateral ties in the tourism sector, with Israel opening a tourism office in ... Read more...

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Australia eyes 50 million potential Indian globetrotters


June 16th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 16 (IANS) With Indian overseas travelers market poised to grow exponentially in the next decade, Tourism Australia has come out with a detailed plan to lure at least ... Read more...

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More Johannesburg-Mumbai flights


June 14th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) South African Airways Thursday said it will increase its flight frequency between Johannesburg-Mumbai to five services a week effective June 16 from the current four ... 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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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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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...

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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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Louvre museum looks for cooperation with India


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Louvre Museum in Paris, considered one of best and the biggest art repositories in the world, is looking to establish long-term partnerships with Indian ... Read more...

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Christmas comes early to Singapore (Postcard from Singapore)


November 20th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) The timing could not have been more perfect. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his entourage landed here Saturday evening, just in time for the fairy ... Read more...

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Australia wants more Indian tourists


October 13th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 13 (IANS) Tourism Australia has become the latest Australian organization to express interest in milking the burgeoning, and cash rich, Indian middle class.The Australian government owned tourism promotion ... Read more...

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With business growing, Germany beckons Indian tourists


August 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Aug 14 (IANS) After attracting scores of Indian businesses to its popular trade fairs, Germany is now targeting regular tourists from the country, as part of its focus on ... Read more...

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‘Yeh hai meri India’ - in Ethiopia


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 22 (IANS) "Yeh hai meri India!" the coffee shop steward greets Indian visitors cheerily at the Hilton Addis Ababa as he pours a cuppa. Asked if ... Read more...

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Karan Johar goodwill envoy for British tourism in India


May 16th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who has hit films like "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" to his credit, was Monday appointed ... Read more...

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Big wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong


March 25th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is the first Bollywood actor to get a wax figure at the world famous Madame Tussauds museum in Hong Kong. His statue ... Read more...

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Britain expects more tourists from India in 2011


March 25th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The British Tourist Authority (VisitBritain) Friday said it expects an increase of 15 to 18 percent in the number of Indian tourists visiting Britain ... Read more...

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New initiative to strengthen India-Israel relations


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A new initiative has been launched to reach out to Indian policymakers, journalists and the public to spread awareness about Israel and help strengthen ties with India, ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh, Lara to perform at Muscat Festival


January 24th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) A slew of events including a fashion show, a cycle race, extreme sailing championship and food festivals are slated for the Muscat Festival which opens in the ... Read more...

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‘Incredible India’ festival opens for Commonwealth Games


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): Ahead of Commonwealth Games Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has opened the 'Incredible India' festival in the city.On Friday, various cultural groups assembled e from across the nation ... Read more...

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Seven held in Nepal with fake Pakistan-made Indian currency


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nepal police have arrested seven people, including two Indians, with a stash of fake Indian currency worth over Rs.4 million manufactured in Pakistan.The notes were ... Read more...

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Nepal asks India to lift 1,000-rupee note ban


July 11th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after an Indian minister was detained in Nepal for carrying banned Indian currency notes, Nepal has reiterated its call to India's banking ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make visas easier for Indians


July 8th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (IANS) Malaysian immigration authorities have been instructed to facilitate the issuance of visas to make it easier for Indians to visit Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday. Speaking ... Read more...

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Air Asia offers low fares to promote tourism in Malaysia


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia) June 23 (ANI): Air Asia will be offering one way 'extra low fares' to eight Indian destinations for as low as RM169 starting today through next Wednesday."With the ... Read more...

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Pakistani visitors seek easier norms of clearance to visit India


April 20th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu-Kashmir), April 20 (ANI): Visitors from Pakistan have sought for simplification of procedures to enable them to visiting here.A group of 32 Pakistan visitors that recently arrived in India returned ... Read more...

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California seeks more Indian tourists


March 19th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Aiming to increase the number of Indian tourists coming to California, the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) Friday launched their local office in the national ... Read more...

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Victoria is Indian visitors favourite holiday visit


March 12th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.12 (ANI): More Indians than ever are holidaying in Victoria despite a spate of attacks on students from the subcontinent, says state Tourism Minister Tim Holding.The Tourism Research Australia survey released ... Read more...

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Immigration department loses track of 39,000 visa-less Indian citizens


January 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Jan.13 (ANI): A total of 39,046 Indian citizens are "missing" in Malaysia after their tourist visas expired, said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.The Star quoted Razak, as saying they had ... Read more...

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Indian tourists to France spend more than the rest


November 27th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The French government has stepped up efforts to attract tourists from India, who spend an average of $275 daily in Paris, more than the $220 ... Read more...

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Nigeria attracts trade fair buyers with shea butter, minerals


November 19th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Around 25 representatives from Nigeria are taking part in the ongoing India International Trade Fair, the only African country participating in the fortnight-long fair. Most of them ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s tourism minister told not all Indians speak English


October 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 29 (ANI): Malaysia's Tourism Ministry has been urged to install Tamil signboards and announcements at airports in order to cater to non-English speaking Indians.The Star quoted Malaysian Indian Congress ... Read more...

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Venetian Macau resort to target Indian tourists


September 18th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Five-star resort Venetian Macau, owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp and located in Macau, China, will open offices in major Indian cities in a bid to attract ... Read more...

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Ladakh a delight for lovers of Israeli, Italian cuisine (Letter from Leh)


July 26th, 2009 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Leh, July 26 (IANS) In Ladakh, do as most tourists do. Skip the momos and gorge on Israeli and Italian food. A first time traveller to this Ladakh capital may ... Read more...

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India-South Africa Davis Cup tie likely at select venue


May 13th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 13 (IANS) Hopes of residents of Soweto, the largest township in South Africa, that they may see Indian tennis stars like Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi in ... Read more...

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Nepal to resume direct flights to Mumbai


April 21st, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) First, there was a steady stream of visits to Kathmandu by Mumbai's glitterati, including Shabana Azmi, Govinda, Sukhwinder Singh and Daler Mehndi. Now Nepal's tourism ministry has decided ... Read more...

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Indian hues at Madame Tussauds


April 17th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, SRK, Salman Khan and most recently Sachin Tendulkar, Aamir Khan could very well be one of the Indian stars at the prestigious museum.And this very ... Read more...

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