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Singapore Airlines to launch daily flights to Myanmar


September 6th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 6 (IANS) Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch daily flight services to Yangon from Oct 28 in a bid to fulfill the growing passenger demand in Myanmar, tourism authorities ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Spring holidays bring travel boom in China


January 29th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) A week-long holiday to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year has spurred a travel boom in the country, the government said Saturday.The lunar new year on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mexico, EU sign pact to boost tourism


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Mexico and the European Union have signed an agreement to bolster bilateral tourism, authorities said."Tourism is an activity that has the ability to generate economic ... Read more...

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Green groups see red over Tomatina in Goa


October 29th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 29 (IANS) Goa's November date with 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" style Tomatina festival of Spain is in peril as environmental groups say it was not good for a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa ties up with Berlin tourism fest


September 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Authorities in Goa have tied up with the travel trade show Internationale Tourismus-Borse (ITB) Berlin for the second edition of Goa International Tourism Mart next month, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa tourism gives up hope on Wendell Rodricks’ designs


September 6th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Internationally renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks' busy schedule and "co-ordination issues" have forced the Goa tourism department to give up hopes of getting slick uniforms for ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Family tourism to replace Thailand’s ’sex tourism’ tag


August 19th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Arguably called the sex tourism capital of the world, Thailand is now deliberately using the family tourism label to shed the sex destination tag, a Thai ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chandigarh looks forward to Bollywood dreams


July 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 movies have been shot in and around Chandigarh in recent years. So the city and its surrounding states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China inaugurates first international luxury hotel in Tibet


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 2 (ANI): Chinese tourism authorities are expecting a boom in the country's tourism sector, following the inauguration of the first luxury hotel in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over 500 tourists stranded in Taiwan due to typhoon ‘Megi’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Oct 22 (IANS) More than 500 tourists have been stranded in Taiwan due to heavy rains caused by typhoon "Megi" since Thursday, with 19 being out of contact and a tourist ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British tourist feared drowned in Nepal lake


October 19th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) A 48-year-old British tourist is feared to have drowned in a Nepal lake after workers failed to find him even a day after his boat accident.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal kicks off tourism campaign with Richard Gere tips


October 7th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 7 (IANS) Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Thursday wielded the broom in a public area to kick off the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign following ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sharjah to organise ninth tourism road show


April 14th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 13 (IANS/WAM) A delegation of tourism authorities from Sharjah will go on a road show from April 14-20 across several Gulf countries. Places visited by the road show will include Doha, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lucrative discount packages to lure tourists in Kashmir


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Feb 23 (ANI): In an effort to revive tourism in Kashmir, hoteliers and houseboat owners in the valley have announced lucrative and discounted packages for visitors to Kashmir. ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Two million people to welcome 2010 on Rio’s Copacabana Beach


December 30th, 2009 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 30 (DPA) At least two million people, including 600,000 tourists, are expected to gather late Thursday on Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Copacabana Beach to welcome 2010. As in recent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thailand promoting itself as wedding destination


September 27th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Thailand wants to cash in on the coming wedding season in India and promoting the country as a perfect wedding destination. A three-day "Destination Thailand" festival has begun ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Goa takes cue from Kerala, to develop backwater tourism


July 10th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Known more for its beaches, Goa now wants to cash in on the tourism potential of backwater tourism on the lines of Kerala. The state tourism authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Best job in the World’ campaign grabs One Show award in New York


May 7th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): The promotional campaign of Tourism Queensland's 'Best Job in the World' has won the top prize at the One Show awards in New York.The One Show awards are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British charity fundraiser bags ‘dream job’


May 6th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 6 (DPA) British charity fundraiser Ben Southall Wednesday bagged the caretaker's job on an island in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. There were 34,000 applications for the job and 16 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Musical night adds to Kashmir’s idyllic charm, lends fillip to tourism


April 16th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Suhail AhmadSrinagar, Apr 16 (ANI): The Kashmir Tourism department has come up with a unique way of adding to the idyllic charm of the valley and captivating the tourists.After nearly two ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Tulip festival begins in Kashmir


April 8th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal ButtSrinagar, Apr 8 (ANI): Seven-day long tulip festival being held here has given a boost to tourism in Kashmir.One of the largest tulip flower garden in Srinagar, 'Siraj ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Blooming mustard fields in Kashmir


March 31st, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Mar 31 (ANI): Hordes of tourists visiting Kashmir valley are fascinated bythe mustard fields as the mustard crop has turned the whole picturesque Kashmir valley into golden.According to mustard ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Kashmir Valley to be on international air map on Valentine’’s Day


February 9th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Suhail Ahmed Srinagar/Mumbai, Feb 9 (ANI): The Kashmir Valley is all set to be on the international air travel circuit, after an Air India flight from Dubai lands at Srinagar on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hyderabad to host aviation conference next month


February 8th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The seventh Routes Asia 2009, a premier event for the airlines and airports, will be held here March 29-31. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) is hosting the event ... Read more...

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Applicants swamp island site for Australia’s dream job


January 14th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 14 (DPA) Applications are in from Mongolia, Croatia and even the Vatican for a dream job on offer in an advertising campaign run by Australian tourism authorities.The successful applicant gets ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Snowfall in Gulmarg brings cheer to tourists


January 8th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan.8 (ANI): Tourists are thronging Gulmarg to revel in its famous snow clad slopes. Trees, buildings, roads, are all covered in white with snow flakes occasionally falling adding ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kerala backwaters now add yachting to tourism attractions


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) Kerala backwaters, famous for their scenic beauty, snake boat races and huge house boats, offer you something more these days - a leisure ride on yachts.The increasing popularity ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Abu Dhabi to start profiling of tourists


September 21st, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 21 (IANS) Tourism authorities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will start profiling visitors to get an insight into the variety of factors ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibet to re-open to foreign tourists from Wednesday


June 25th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Tibet will reopen to foreign tourists today with the arrival of two Swedes. Four Singaporeans are expected in Lhasa on Sunday. Tanor, deputy director of the Tibet ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibet to re-open to foreign tourists Wednesday


June 24th, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Lhasa, June 24 (Xinhua) Tibet will be re-opened to foreign tourists from Wednesday, lifting the tourist ban imposed in March after violent anti-Chinese protests in the regional capital of Lhasa, a local ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibet to reopen to overseas tourists soon: official


April 27th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Lhasa, April 27 (Xinhua) Tibet will reopen to overseas tourists soon as life is returning to normal, the regional administration said Sunday. "The first domestic tourist group since the March 14 riots ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibet receives first tour group since riot


April 25th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Lhasa, April 25 (Xinhua) The Chinese government has allowed the first domestic tour group into Tibet some six weeks after the March 14 unrest in the region. Each member of the 15-member ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese authorities say Tibet will reopen to tourists ’soon’


April 19th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr.19 (ANI): The Tibet regional government has said that it plans to reopen the region to foreign tourists soon", without giving a specific date. In a written statement sent to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tibet reopens to tourists next month


April 3rd, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Lhasa, April 3 (Xinhua) Tibet will reopen to domestic and foreign tourists from May 1, tourism authorities said Thursday. Zhanor, deputy director of the region's tourism bureau, said all travel agencies would ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lord Pashupati, Himalayas draw Sting to Nepal


March 26th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) Pop icon Sting has kept his date with Nepal, heading for the Himalayan country for the second time in three years. Accompanied by his wife ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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