international travel

Streamlined visa process draws more tourists to US


September 20th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Mexico, China and Brazil, along with other countries, are contributing more to the US tourism industry thanks to a streamlined visa process and reduced wait time, ... Read more...

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No premiere for ‘SOTY’, thanks to extensive promotional activities


September 5th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar reveals that he wanted to hold a grand premiere for "Student of The Year" but promotional commitments prevent him from doing so."Student ... Read more...

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49 NextGen Radisson hotels to open in India by 2024


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 2 (IANS) Aimed at India's burgeoning middle class with its huge disposable incomes, 49 NextGen Park Inns by Radisson hotels are to open across northern and central India ... Read more...

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Jet Airways offers Women’s Day discounts


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) As part of its annual initiative on celebrating International Women's Day March 8, Jet Airways will offer women guests special benefits, fares and offers to those ... Read more...

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Myanmar eyes more tourists


February 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 19 (IANS) Myanmar is planning to attract 1.4 million tourists by 2015.The country has seen a steady increase in foreign tourists after the new government took office in ... Read more...

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‘Focus on social media to get more tourists’


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) The 'Incredible India' campaign, a branding exercise by the tourism ministry to create a distinctive identity for the country, must be "reinvented", a tourism ... Read more...

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Goa wants slice of LGBT tourism pie


October 19th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) tourism might constitute the biggest slice of India's tourist pie in the near future. And Goa is eager for the ... Read more...

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Sourav Ganguly asked to pay Rs.4 lakh dues to travel firm


July 31st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A Delhi court has directed former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly to pay over Rs.4 lakh in dues to a travel company which booked his ... Read more...

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Measles outbreak in Europe: WHO


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 22 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has observed measles outbreaks in many European countries and has asked health authorities to scale up immunisation measures.According to the WHO, ... Read more...

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Keep central record of ministers’ air travel: CIC


April 1st, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has suggested that records of the domestic and international travel of union ministers could be maintained centrally by the cabinet ... Read more...

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‘China may become world’s second-largest travel and tourism market by 2013′


March 31st, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 31 (ANI): A report released by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has claimed that China is expected to become the world's second-largest travel and tourism market by 2013.The China Daily ... Read more...

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Global air passenger traffic up 6 percent in February


March 29th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Global air passenger traffic grew by six percent in February compared to the like period of 2010, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Tuesday."Scheduled ... Read more...

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Better deals in offing for those flying abroad


March 6th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) After making the skies more affordable for millions of Indians in the domestic aviation space, India's low-cost carriers are now promising the same in ... Read more...

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Air travel to be more expensive (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Travelling by air is set to become costlier with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee increasing service tax on air travel in the union budget for 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Air travel to become costlier


February 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Air travel is to become costlier with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee increasing service tax on air travel in the federal budget for 2011-12 Monday.Mukherjee said service ... Read more...

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US no-fly list leaves British Muslim stranded in Canada


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) Probably in the first such case in international travel, the US no-fly list has left a British man stranded in Canada.Dawood Hepplewhite, who is a ... Read more...

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China launches electronic passports


November 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) China has launched its first ever electronic passports that would contain information in microchips.The adoption of electronic passports complies with international trends and plays an important role in ... Read more...

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46pc of international travelers not aware of potential health risks


November 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Half of those travelling internationally not aware of potential health risks, says a new study.More than 30 million people in the United States travel to resource-limited areas of ... Read more...

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Goa tourism to explore new market in Southeast Asia


October 18th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Eyeing new markets in Southeast Asia, Goa tourism will be showcased at the International Travel Bureau (ITB) Asia in Singapore beginning Oct 20, a tourism official said Monday.A ... Read more...

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Dil Chahta Hai saved Goa tourism post 9/11 gloom


October 15th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Bollywood blockbuster "Dil Chahta Hai" bailed out Goa tourism after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, a tourism official said Friday.The Chairman of the Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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Coastal zone norms may harm tourism


October 15th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) The centre's coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) draft notification could affect the tourism prospect of Maharashtra and Karnataka, tourism officials here said Friday.Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) Managing Director ... Read more...

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Kerala travel event expects record attendance


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) Billed as the biggest international travel event in the country, a three-day Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) 2010 starting Sep 23 is expected to be attended by a record ... Read more...

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Goa to host international travel mart


August 16th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Goa will host its first ever International Travel Mart (ITM) Oct 14-17 to expose the state's travel and tourism operators to domestic and international markets, an official said ... Read more...

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India to spend Rs.275 crore to attract tourists


August 6th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India will spend over Rs.275 crore to promote its destinations, art, culture and tradition to attract more tourists from abroad, Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed ... Read more...

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Chennai Expo hailed successful in promoting holiday destinations


July 18th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, July 18 (ANI): The 42nd edition of India International Travel Mart-2010 (IITM-2010), a trade exhibition hosted in Chennai to promote various tourist destinations, have been hailed as successful by its organizers. ... Read more...

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Bomb Scare On A Flight Reroutes International Travel


April 28th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A recent Delta Airlines journey destined to voyage from Paris to Atlanta had to deviate and arrive in Bangor, Maine. During the flight, a bomb ... Read more...

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Rana knew about 26/11 attacks in advance: FBI documents


December 15th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.15 (ANI): Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, who has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper, also knew in advance about the 26/11 terror strike on Mumbai, the ... Read more...

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States should compete to promote tourism: Kumari Selja (Interview)


December 6th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Kumari Selja believes state governments should "wake up" and compete among themselves "aggressively" abroad to promote tourism in India. And the middle class ... Read more...

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I’m bitten by the bug called acting- Shenaz Treasuryvala


December 1st, 2009 - 4:44 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
She has done it all. A super-amazing MTV VJ, model, travel writer turned actor who had for some years disappeared from the scene. Her contagious smile flutters many a hearts even ... Read more...

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Ministers, bureaucrats should travel in economy class: Mukherjee


September 11th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): In a clear and firm message Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday that ministers and bureaucrats who are entitled to travel on state expenses ... Read more...

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Snipes faces international travel ban pending appeal in tax evasion case


March 26th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Actor Wesley Snipes may be banned from travelling abroad for work commitments, as prosecutors in his tax evasion case are requesting a Florida judge to bar his movements ... Read more...

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Meet the woman who groomed Freida Pinto (With Images)


March 8th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Indian actress Freida Pinto is making waves internationally for her walk down the Oscar red carpet, her designer gowns and gracing the covers of ... Read more...

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Slumdog Father Demands More Money


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by GD
The father of Azharuddin Ismail, a child star of the Academy award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, has demanded more money for his son in a bizarre attempt of making his son ... Read more...

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Satyam announces cost cutting measures


February 19th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (ANI): Hyderabad based Satyam Computers on Thursday announced various cost cutting measures to support the scam hit company in times of global economic meltdown. Addressing Satyam employees, CEO A ... Read more...

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SC could take action if sanctions not implemented: UN


December 13th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) A top UN official, responsible for monitoring sanctions imposed by the Security Council on individuals and organizations branded as terrorist, has said the 15-member powerful body could ... Read more...

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