tourism development

Windies cricket is poised for take-off: WICB chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Michael Muirhead, says the regional side is poised once again to take its ... Read more...

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Goa businessmen look to Australia for tourism development


August 24th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 24 (IANS) Australian firms could soon partner Goa for using its waterways and jungles for tourism purposes, a top official of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Change Goa law to promote wedding tourism


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Long drawn marriage procedures in Goa are a hindrance to promoting the state as a wedding tourism destination, says a tourism official.Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admission to tourism courses


July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has begun admission to various courses in tourism management and studies, the university said Monday.The varsity offers courses ... Read more...

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100,000 skilled workers to join tourism sector


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A lakh (100,000) skilled workers trained under the tourism ministry's "Hunar Se Rozgar Tak" scheme will soon be joining the hospitality and tourism industry, Union ... Read more...

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Tourism minister launches Clean India Campaign


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Tuesday launched a pilot project under the Clean India Campaign at Qutub Minar here with the aim of providing quality ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake hits rock bottom (Letter from Chandigarh) (With Images)


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous Sukhna Lake, the most-visited tourist spot in the 'City Beautiful', is gasping for breath and attention.Built in 1958, huge areas of the lake's ... Read more...

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Drizzle, mild snow in Himachal hills


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, June 2 (IANS) The mercury continued to remain abnormally high across Himachal Pradesh Saturday, recording temperatures two to six degrees above normal, despite drizzle and mild snowfall in some ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Beijing considering limited visa-free stay


May 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Beijing is considering allowing foreign tourists a 72-hour window to explore the capital without a visa.Fu Zhenghua, the city's public security director, said it is an ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka revises tourism target to 1 million


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has revised its tourist arrival target to one million and is planning to upgrade services for tourists following a 21.1-percent rise in numbers in ... Read more...

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China replaces airport fee with civil aviation fund


April 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Passengers need to pay for a civil aviation development fund when taking flights in China instead of the airport construction fee, the country's finance ministry announced ... Read more...

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In UAE island, rent a house to own it


April 17th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) An island resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come up with a residential complex where people will be able to rent an apartment ... Read more...

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States’ demand for ‘green bonus’ legitimate: Ashwani Kumar


April 9th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Acknowledging Himachal Pradesh's demand for special incentives to preserve its ecology, Union Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar Monday favoured grant of "green bonus" to ... Read more...

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Fifteen Himachal PSUs in red, cumulative losses of Rs.1,660 crore


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Fifteen public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Himachal Pradesh, including the state electricity board and the tourism corporation, are in the red, with the cumulative losses of ... Read more...

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Will Vidya get green signal by Lavani dancers? (Movie Snippets)


March 16th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Vidya Balan again sizzles in a red sari in her first item number in "Ferrari Ki Sawari", but director Rajesh Mapuskar says he will ... Read more...

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Bengal hopeful of central funds for tourism development


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) West Bengal is hopeful of getting funds from the central government in the upcoming budget allocation for development of tourism, state Tourism Minister Rachhpal Singh said ... Read more...

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It’s snowing Valentine’s fun in Himachal


February 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Moderate to heavy snowfall occurred at many places in Himachal Pradesh Monday, giving that extra nip to Valentine's Day celebrations.Shimla and its nearby popular destinations like ... Read more...

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Refrain from divisive politics: Sangma


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Saturday exhorted political parties in the state to refrain from playing "divisive politics" and to work unitedly for progress."At times, political ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

More snow in Shimla, Manali (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque tourist resorts Shimla and Manali witnessed light to moderate snowfall Thursday, cheering up the hospitality sector as tourists started to pour in.While Shimla ... Read more...

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Manali wrapped in white again


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) The picturesque tourist resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh Thursday witnessed moderate snowfall, cheering up the hospitality sector with tourists beginning to pour in.The hills overlooking ... Read more...

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Snowless Himachal not so inviting this New Year’s eve?


December 30th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) Bright sunny days in the hills of Himachal Pradesh are thawing away the tourists' plans to usher in the New Year in a snowy landscape.Members ... Read more...

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Himachal to develop eco-tourism in Sangla Valley


December 27th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) To promote eco-tourism, Himachal Pradesh Tuesday decided to develop camping sites in the picturesque Sangla Valley in Kinnaur district.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal asked the state-run ... Read more...

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Government to attact more tourists to northeast: Minister


November 19th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The tourism ministry has proposed a Rs.600 crore package under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) for developing tourism infrastructure to attract more tourists in the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to hold forest camps


October 30th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Eco-Tourism Development Board will organise forest camps from Nov 1 as part of its Jungle Sarai (wilderness camp) project to attract nature lovers, ... Read more...

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Can sacrifice our lives, but won’t part with Darjeeling: Mamata Roundup)


October 12th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) Asserting that the West Bengal government will not give in to the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced wide-ranging ... Read more...

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Mamata’s sops to ‘turn Darjeeling into Switzerland’


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) In a bid to fulfil her pre-poll promise of turning Darjeeling in northern West Bengal into Switzerland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a host ... Read more...

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Russia expects more tourists from India, China


August 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and China are among the major countries from where Russia expects more tourists, a top Russian official has said.Other countries that could contribute to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rs.5 crore damages for Australian challenged


July 19th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India Tourism Development Corp Ltd. (ITDC) moved the Delhi High Court Tuesday against its order granting nearly Rs.5 crore damages to an Australian woman who ... Read more...

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Kerala five-star hotel has no water line for eight years


July 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) A five-star hotel in Kerala has been trying to get a water connection for the past eight years but without success, a hotel executive claimed Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Nod for official audit of Shimla’s prized Wildflower Hall


July 15th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has given the nod for a special audit of the Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel ... Read more...

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Shimla’s Wildflower Hall hotel to face special audit


June 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel on the outskirts of this popular hill resort that is the preferred choice of high-value tourists, is ... Read more...

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US slaps further sanctions on Libyan firms


June 22nd, 2011 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on more Libyan entities in a bid to add more pressure on Muammar Gaddafi, but lifted sanctions against a government official ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women guides on jungle trails in Madhya Pradesh


May 31st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 31 (IANS) In a unique initiative, Madhya Pradesh plans to train and employ rural women as guides for tourists in the Kanha National Park in the state.Thanks to ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks additional funds from Planning Commission


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday asked the central government for Rs.27,556 crore in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan to build an airport and to ... Read more...

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‘Develop tourism by public private partnerships’


April 26th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) State governments should develop tourism infrastructure through the public private partnership (PPP) mode to attract more investment to the sector, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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