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Tourism ministry has no data on pilgrims: Kumari Selja (Spot)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the tourism ministry has informed her that it does not compile data on the number of pilgrims ... Read more...

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Gujarat eyeing 25 percent hike in tourist inflow


July 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) With Gujarat planning to spend Rs.420 crore in the current fiscal to boost tourism, a senior official Saturday said the state was eyeing a 25 ... Read more...

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India, Mauritius to strengthen travel trade


July 13th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India and Mauritius will strengthen ties in the tourism sector by increasing investment in the hotel industry, promoting more package tours and developing tourism infrastructure, ... Read more...

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Bengal to make Sagar Island a tourist attraction


June 1st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), June 1 (IANS) The West Bengal government will undertake infrastructural development in the sagar Island in South 24-Parganas district with a view to promote tourism, ... Read more...

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Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development


April 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill ... Read more...

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Good policy environment in Bengal needed for investment


April 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan Friday said a good policy environment is needed in West Bengal to attract foreign funds and identified agriculture, tourism and power ... 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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Theme-based campaign for Bengal tourism


March 24th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) With a view to promoting tourism in West Bengal, the government will launch theme-based advertisement campaigns involving creative minds."Tourism is on the rise. We want to ... Read more...

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Himachal governor vows to check corruption


March 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 9 (IANS) The 29-day budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly began here Friday with Governor Urmila Singh reiterating the government's commitment to accountability.Addressing the legislators, she said ... 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...

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Chhattisgarh plans Rs.8-crore media blitz to rid ‘naxal’ tag


December 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 30 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) has earmarked Rs.8 crore on a publicity blitz to rid the state of the naxal tag, which affects its tourism prospects.Speaking ... Read more...

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Decentralise tourism in Goa: governor


December 19th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said Monday that the state should make efforts to decentralise tourism in order to prevent its beaches from getting dirty and overcrowded.In ... Read more...

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Sahai’s Rs.100 crore largesse for Jharkhand tourism


December 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jharkhand has been allocated Rs.100 crore in 2011-12 to ramp up its tourism infrastructure, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Wednesday."Jharkhand is a ... 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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Xinjiang beckons Indian filmmakers


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Cashing in on the popularity of Bollyood films and stars like Shah Rukh Khan in China, Nur Bekri, governor of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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India to focus on building tourism infrastructure: Minister


September 9th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The tourism ministry proposes to use additional funds it has been allotted under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) for developing tourism infrastructure to attract ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi among top tourist destinations: Expert


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi is one of the world's top tourism destinations due to its huge tourism infrastructure and services, said an expert Monday.Elias Sarkis, general manager ... Read more...

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Dhumal opens heritage museum in Shimla


August 6th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) A museum showcasing the heritage of Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla was inaugurated Saturday at the United Services Club, popularly known as US Club, here by Chief ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu seeks private investment in tourism sector


August 4th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday said it will seek private investment in the tourism sector to develop hotels and other infrastructure.Presenting the AIADMK government's first budget ... Read more...

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$95 mn ADB loan for Himachal tourism infrastructure


July 21st, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday inked a $.95.16 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for strengthening tourism infrastructure, an official statement said.The agreement was signed ... Read more...

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India to attract more adventure tourists


May 27th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has stepped up efforts to position itself as an adventure tourism destination and is offering travellers a bouquet of experiences - from mountaineering to ... Read more...

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India, Uzbekistan join to promote tourism


May 16th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan Monday agreed to cooperate in the area of tourism, including establishing tourism offices and increasing the number of flights between the two ... 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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Affordable rooms, better infrastructure will boost tourism: FICCI


April 14th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Creating quality and affordable accommodation in all states, making available travel websites in foreign languages and setting up infrastructure will ensure greater tourism inflow in ... Read more...

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Three five-star hotels on PPP mode likely in Goa


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Setting up of three five-star hotels in coastal beach resorts via public private partnership model (PPP) tops the agenda of the Goa government, according to official ... Read more...

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Goa to use PPP to develop four prime properties


March 16th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Four prime pieces of waterbody-facing real estate owned by the Goa tourism department, including a large plot at the famous Baga beach, will be developed in ... Read more...

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Subodh Kant Sahai calls for more thrust on domestic tourism


March 14th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Asserting that the huge size of domestic tourism helps to sustain the industry irrespective of the variations in international travel, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai on ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to get Garden of Springs


February 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) Giving a boost to Chandigarh's tourism infrastructure, the union tourism ministry has sanctioned a grant of over Rs.3.1 crore to set up a "Garden of Springs" here in ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to spruce up Sukhna Lake to attract tourists


January 31st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) The popular Sukhna Lake here is all set for a major overhaul, with additions like better landscaping, lighting, new walkways, trekking trails, a garden of silence and a ... Read more...

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Tea house, pagoda huts et al - a Japanese Garden in Chandigarh!


January 30th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Already famous for its gardens and dense green cover, this joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, visited by nearly one million tourists each year, is all ... Read more...

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Centre gives Chandigarh Rs.31 mn for Garden of Spring


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh is all set to come up with a Garden of Spring that would showcase over 150 species of plants and trees to attract ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday launched 'Jal Hans' - the country's first seaplane - at Juhu aerodrome here, to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched


December 27th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday inaugurated the country's first seaplane service to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launches Monday


December 26th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India will Monday get its first seaplane service that is expected to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. ... Read more...

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Cherrapunjee to be brand of northeast tourism: Sangma


December 9th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sohra (Meghalya), Dec 9 (IANS) Cherrapunjee, a hamlet in Meghalaya popular among tourists as the place with the maximum rainfall in the country, will be promoted as a brand to boost tourism ... Read more...

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