tourism ministry

Goa government cozying up to 5-star hotel lobby: Shack operators


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Operators of thatched beach shacks, which are among the most regular features on Goan beaches, claim to be under assault from the Goa government and accuse ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal hotel gets heritage status


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The Castle Naggar, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation's prime hotel in the the picturesque Kullu valley, has been given heritage status, an official said Thursday.The union ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Life Style |

Major push to tourism planned


August 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From launching a new Shatabdi train service between tourist hot spots Agra and Jaipur to expediting facilities like clean toilets, information kiosks and souvenir shops ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival


August 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 941 visas were issued under the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme in July 2012 as compared to 820 visas in July last ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kanheri Caves made part of ‘Clean India’ campaign


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Kanheri Caves here have been made part of the government's Clean India campaign.The 2,100-year-old group of caves is now part of the 10 monuments under ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

British tourists to Goa dip, Russian arrivals shoot up


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) The number of tourists from Britain to Goa has declined 30 percent, but Russian tourists have swelled by more than 200 percent over the last two ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rise in Visa on Arrivals in June 2012


July 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Visa on Arrivals (VoAs) recorded an increase of over 12 percent in the month of June compared to the same period last year, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Foreign tourist arrivals on the rise in India


July 10th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India in the first half of 2012 increased by 7.4 percent, the tourism ministry said Tuesday adding that foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Foreign, domestic tourism rises in India


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India increased for the third consecutive year in 2011 while domestic tourism too has been witnessing double digit growth, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Good taxi drivers key to tourism, says study (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Well-trained taxi drivers are a must if a country needs to boost its tourism potential. So says a study by industry lobby FICCI and Yes ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Train taxi drivers to boost tourism: Study


June 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Proper human resource development, such as training of taxi drivers and certification of tour operators, are crucial for a robust tourism industry, said a study ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Clean India Campaign to kick off from Qutab Minar


June 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To provide quality services to visitors in and around tourist destinations, the union tourism ministry will Tuesday launch a pilot project under 'Clean India Campaign' ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa beaches head for makeover with shack policy


June 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Soon, no ducking behind a sand dune or a coconut palm to change in or out of your swimwear. The Goa beach experience is about to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Decline in Visas on Arrival in May


June 7th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) There was a decline of over 6 percent in Visa on Arrival (VoA) from 11 countries in May this year compared to the same period ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cuba to increase hotel capacity


May 10th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Man attempts suicide at Metro station (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A 55-year-old retired government employee was critically injured Saturday after he attempted to commit suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Business |

Cuba receives a million visitors


April 6th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to Cuba this year reached one million Thursday.The largest number of visitors came from Canada, followed by Argentina, Russia, Germany, France and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget (Comment)


March 29th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Although India's latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 percent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal hotel gets national heritage tag


March 16th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Chail Palace hotel, built in 1891 and popularised in the blockbuster film "Three Idiots", has been granted national heritage status, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Madhya Pradesh bags best tourism award


February 29th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the best state award at the National Tourism Awards presented by President Pratibha Patil in the capital Wednesday.While Madhya Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Now movies to promote Incredible India abroad


February 16th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood movies have for long popularised foreign destinations in India and now the same tool will be used to promote Indian destinations among foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 12,000 visitors get Indian visa on arrival


January 31st, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 12,000 visitors from 11 countries used the tourist visa on arrival facility in 2011, with the maximum numbers coming from New Zealand, Japan and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government sets up panel to promote tourism


January 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To resolve inter-ministerial and industry issues and to promote tourism, the government has set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for the sector under the chairmanship ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal to open four restaurants with railways


January 16th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday entered into an agreement with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) for opening four restaurants in the state, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sahai urges people to join Clean India campaign (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sahay urges people to join Clean India campaign


January 9th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Clean India’ campaign to boost tourism


December 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Tourism Ministry here Tuesday launched 'Clean India' campaign, after a survey conducted in some selected tourist destinations by the ministry revealed hygiene and sanitation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rs.7.25 crore spent on Rajiv, Indira ads


December 19th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government Monday told parliament that it had spent Rs.4.79 crore and Rs.2.46 crore, respectively, on print media advertisements on the occasion of birth anniversaries ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bali to have a hospital for tourists


December 15th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 15 (IANS) Indonesia's Bali island, which attracts a huge number of foreign holidaymakers every year, has now come up with the idea of setting up a hospital exclusive ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

35 new tourist circuits to be developed under 12th Plan


December 14th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The tourism ministry has decided to develop 35 tourism circuits by 2016 under the 12th Five Year Plan on a public-private partnership basis, a statement ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe