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US hopes to draw 100 mn visitors annually by 2021


May 11th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US government has announced a national strategy to attract 100 million international visitors annually by 2021 in a bid to boost economic growth and job ... Read more...

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Almost half of Cuba’s foreign visitors are Canadians


April 28th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Just over 48 percent of foreign tourists who visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2012 came from Canada, according to figures released Friday by the ... Read more...

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British sub-centre in Kerala to boost tourism


January 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The British deputy high commission is all set to open a sub-centre here to give a boost to trade and tourism, says a Kerala official, with ... Read more...

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Number of US visa applications rise in China, Brazil


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The number of applications for US visas that were processed in China and Brazil in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2012 increased more than ... Read more...

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New York City had over 50 mn tourists in 2011


December 21st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 21 (IANS) New York's "quality of life" led around 50.2 million tourists to visit the city this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said."Five and half years ago, ... Read more...

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France’s burqa ban is Britain’s gain (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The burqa ban in France has sent wealthy shoppers from the Middle East flocking to London.London store Liberty has notched up a 45 percent increase of ... Read more...

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France’s burqa ban is Britain’s gain


July 27th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The burqa ban in France has led to resentment among wealthy shoppers from the Middle East who are now flocking to London for their shopping needs.London ... Read more...

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Get ready to enjoy a cruise along India’s coastline


June 21st, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) India, with its 7,000 km long coastline, is all set to introduce cruises along them within a year, an official said."Within a year, cruises will operate ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Reform visa process to attract Indian, Chinese tourists: US travel body


May 14th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US Travel Association has proposed a reform of US visa policies to make America more open and welcoming to visitors, particularly from emerging economies like ... Read more...

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China’s Vegas: Macau evolving into major tourist hub (With Images) (IANS Travel)


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Macau, April 22 (IANS) Glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs combined with a rich colonial past are making the coastal Chinese enclave of Macau emerge as a major tourist hub in ... 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...

Posted in Entertainment |

Briton, 74, nabbed in Nepal on suspicion of child abuse


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) A 74-year-old British tourist, identified as Peter James Sexton, has been arrested in Kathmandu on the suspicion of sexually abusing two street children after befriending them.Preliminary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bill Clinton Museum To Be Awarded With ‘Historic Site’ Status


December 16th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Clinton Home Museum in the city of Hope is supposed to display its brand new status of that of a national historic site right from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Agra saw seven lakh tourists in October


November 26th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Nearly seven lakh tourists, both domestic and foreign, visited various monuments in Agra, including the Taj Mahal, in October when the country hosted the Commonwealth Games.Minister of ... Read more...

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First Asian transgender activist invited to US programme


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) City-based Kalki Subramanian has become the first Asian transgender activist to be invited to take part in the International Visitors' Leadership Programme (IVLP) to be held in ... Read more...

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Serbia using testicle-cooking competition to attract tourists


August 17th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 17 (ANI): What whisky did to Scotland and cheese and chocolate did to Switzerland, tourism chiefs in Serbia are expecting that their annual testicle cooking competition would do the same ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangkok Tops “World’s Top City” List, Chiang Mai Second


July 29th, 2010 - 1:42 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Bangkok, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Travel + Leisure Magazine’ recently gave Bangkok, Thailand their “Top City” award, despite the recent rioting in the streets of the city which sent tourists ... Read more...

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South African Indian’s business thriving on World Cup


June 27th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) For Indians the World Cup has been the best way to celebrate their 150th year of migration to the rainbow nation. The mega event has not ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

U.S. government alerts against travel to South Africa during FIFA World Cup, warns of terror attacks


May 26th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – As the the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa approaches, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for the African country on Tuesday. The department is ... Read more...

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Games effect: Metro officials to pick up Brit accent


May 14th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) If you come across a Delhi Metro official greeting you in English with a clipped British accent, don't be surprised! It's probably a newly acquired ... Read more...

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Commuter behaviour worries Metro as Games draw near


May 11th, 2010 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
By Pratibha Raju New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games are round the corner and Delhi Metro officials face a daunting task -- grooming commuters to behave courteously. Over 5,000 passengers have ... Read more...

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Football World Cup to be safe despite Al Qaeda threat


April 10th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 10 (IANS) The football World Cup to be held in South Africa will be safe despite threats from Al Qaeda, the organising committee has said. Any move to disrupt the event ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mexico tourism revenues drop 10.5 percent


December 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (EFE) Mexico's revenues from tourism will drop this year by some $1.4 billion, or 10.5 percent, from the 2008 total of $13.29 billion, the country's tourism secretary said. Rodolfo ... Read more...

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‘Best Job in the World’ campaign fails to lure foreigners


November 8th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 8 (ANI): Tourism Queensland may have hailed Best Job in the World as the 'most successful tourism campaign ever' but it has failed to attract foreigners.As per the official figures, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Best Job in the World’ winner to appear on Oprah Winfrey show


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 24 (ANI): 'Best Job in the World' winner Ben Southall is set to appear on the Oprah Winfrey talk show.Winfrey interviewed Southall via satellite from Hamilton Island, where he ... Read more...

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India to attract 10 million tourists by 2011: Sultan Ahmed


July 24th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India expects to attract 10 million foreign tourists by 2011 and is taking a number of steps in this regard, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday. Minister of ... Read more...

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100-member Indian youth delegation to leave for China


June 12th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The Fourth Indo-China youth delegation will visit China from June 15 to June 24 under the Indo-China Youth Exchange Programme to further foster and enhance the continued ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fashion week affects business at venue’s shopping arcade


March 22nd, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) They had high expectations from the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) at the Eros Intercontinental, but the owners and sales executives at the hotel's shopping arcade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brisbane student to go global for Best Job in the World


March 11th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 11 (ANI): A 20-year-old Brisbane student will visit as many countries as she can in next twelve days, in a stunt she hopes will win her the best job ... Read more...

Posted in World |

740,000 football World Cup tickets go on sale


February 20th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 20 (DPA) Tickets for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa went on sale Friday, 475 days before the opening game slated for June 11 next year. The tickets are ... Read more...

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Govt. contributes 45m dollars to help Australia win 2018 FIFA World Cup


December 10th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.10 (ANI): Australias hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup have been boosted with the Federal Government announcing 45 million dollars in funding to help with the bid. The unprecedented financial ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh told to review Noida hotel plots cancellation


July 18th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to review its order cancelling allotment of 14 plots to various hoteliers in 2006 in Noida, on the ... Read more...

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Australian holiday to become dearer from July


May 15th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, May 15 (IANS) For thousands of Indians and other international visitors, an Australian holiday will become dearer beginning July as Australian tourist visa fees and airport departure tax soar ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mussoorie gets its first aquarium


March 30th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by admin
By Ashish Goyal Mussoorie, Mar 29 (ANI): The first ever aquarium at Mussoorie has become an active tourist attraction with its immense variety of aquatic life. The aquarium has been thrown open to ... Read more...

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