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Kerala readies to launch seaplane services in January


September 21st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The first success of the recently-concluded 'Emerging Kerala' investors' meet could be the seaplane project to be operationalised in seven tourist destinations in the state in ... Read more...

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Mexico confident tourism sector will grow


September 20th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's comprehensive tourism plan has laid the basis for spurring the growth of a sector that is increasing by about 4 percent each year, the country's ... Read more...

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Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and well-being, to the next level by promoting ... Read more...

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Kerala tourism goes hitech


July 9th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Kerala Tourism, ahead of the new season starting in two months, will launch a fresh set of mobile-based services and IT-based projects to make the ... Read more...

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Surajkund Mela to go international


June 7th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) The famous Surajkund Crafts Mela will be upgraded as an international event and known as Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February next year, a Haryana tourism ... Read more...

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Gay parade held in Mexico


June 4th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people and about 30 floats took part in Mexico's 34th Gay Pride Parade in the capital, where a concert marked the end of ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism to hold first-ever road show in Saudi Arabia


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Kerala Tourism is holding its first-ever road show in Saudi Arabia from Sunday in a bid to attract more tourists from the Gulf kingdom to the ... Read more...

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Kerala chosen best tourism destination second year running


February 18th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated as the best tourist destination in India by a Nielsen survey.The survey, conducted by Nielsen for Outlook ... Read more...

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Kerala best tourist destination, shows survey


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated the best tourist destination in the country, according to a survey.The survey says: "Kerala topping the list ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks India’s assistance to promote tourism


February 8th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, (IANS) Ethiopia has sought India's assistance for promoting tourism in the country, officials said Wednesday.Visiting Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism Tadelech Dalcho called on Tourism Secretary R.H. ... Read more...

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Brand Kerala shines at Spanish tourism fair


January 24th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Visitors were swept off their feet as Kerala Tourism unfolded its mesmerising grandeur at the just-concluded International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) 2012 in Spain, with visitors ... Read more...

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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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India holds road shows in Saudi Arabia to attract tourists


January 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) To attract high-end tourists to some of its luxurious and exotic locales, India has held roadshows in three cities in Saudi Arabia, an official said ... Read more...

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Stranded tourists rescued from Andaman island


December 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists stranded at the Havelock Islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago due to cyclone 'Thane' have been rescued, an official said Wednesday."In the ... Read more...

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More than two mn Americans choose Mexico for retirement


December 4th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) More than two million retired Americans have chosen Mexico as their new home, a figure that continues to increase thanks to the pleasant climate and ... Read more...

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Mexico hosts Latin America’s largest balloon festival


November 21st, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Leon (Mexico), Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) The 10th International Balloon Festival, the largest such event in Latin America and one of the largest hot-air ballooning events in the world, started this ... Read more...

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Kerala woos tourists from Scandinavian countries


November 20th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a marketing strategy to rev up the dwindling receipts from global tourism, Kerala unfolded a range of products and packages to woo more tourists from ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism ties up with Zapak Games to market state


November 5th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5 (IANS) Kerala Tourism has tied up with India's largest gaming company, Zapak, to launch an interactive online game to unfold the state's tourism destinations to gamers around ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism upbeat after Australia roadshows


October 29th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 (IANS) Two roadshows conducted in Australia to promote tourism to Kerala will hopefully translate into business, officials said Saturday."We hope that the efforts will be translated into ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh unveils plan to boost tourism


September 15th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh tourism department Thursday unveiled a plan to boost tourism in the state to encash its diverse natural flora and fauna, cultural treasures and ... Read more...

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Mayawati government to lease out hotels to private firms


September 15th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) In a quiet move, the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to give out most state-run hotels and tourist bungalows on long-term lease to ... Read more...

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Thailand, Goa join hands to promote tourism


August 13th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) Thailand and Goa, both top beach tourism destinations in Asia, will join hands at mutually promoting each other during the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM), ... Read more...

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Chandigarh listing heritage to prevent smuggling


June 28th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Heritage items dumped in dusty cobwebbed heaps in government offices in this union territory are now being carefully cleaned, numbered and restored. The reason: the administration ... Read more...

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Nepal red tape threatens India’s Everest heroine


May 29th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) A hero's welcome and red carpet await Anshu Jamsenpa, the first Indian and the second woman to conquer Mt Everest, the word's highest peak, twice in ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism promo wins prestigious award


May 12th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) "Your Moment Is Waiting", the latest advertisement of Kerala's tourism promotion department, has won an award at the prestigious New York Festivals, an official said.The commercial ... Read more...

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Kerala capital gets high-tech museum


May 8th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The historic Park View building in Kerala's capital city has transformed itself into a modern, high-tech museum giving a peek into the evolution of the state ... Read more...

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Mexico sees $3.5 bn foreign investment in tourism over 3 years


April 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have predicted foreign investment in the tourism sector amounting to about $3.5 billion over the next three years, a capital inflow that will ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh plans airport in Jhansi


April 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has prepared a blue print to expand and develop Jhansi airport to open up the backward Bundelkhand, a region straddling both Uttar Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Kerala to webcast temple festival


March 16th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) March 16 (IANS) Billed as the first of its kind initiative, Kerala's tourism department will webcast the last two days of the seven-day 'Arattupuzha Pooram', a mass celebration ... Read more...

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Chandigarh marathon sees 113-year-old runner


March 13th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) Over 4,700 runners from different parts of the world Sunday took part in the second edition of the Chandigarh marathon. A "fit" 113-year-old man from ... Read more...

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Roses and more at Chandigarh festival


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) If you want to be a 'rose prince' or a 'rose princess', come to the Rose Festival in Chandigarh that began Friday and which boasts of not ... Read more...

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Chandigarh on a high this World Cup


February 20th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Television sets for inmates of a jail, special screens at prominent tourist places, a signature campaign to wish luck to the 'Men in Blue'...this union ... Read more...

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Now Chandigarh to have a Garden of Palms


February 19th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Famous for its sprawling gardens and green cover, Chandigarh is set to have another site to entrance tourists - a Garden of Palms with more than 50 varieties ... Read more...

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Kennedy, Elizabeth and Delhi Prince at Rose Festival!


February 17th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Ever wanted to caress 'Lady Di', have a close look at 'John F. Kennedy' or gift 'Queen Elizabeth' to your sweetheart? You can do all this ... 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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