tourism sector

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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Cuba receives over 1.8 mn visitors


August 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 21 (IANS) Cuba received more than 1.8 million overseas visitors in the first seven months of 2012, an increase of over 5 percent compared with the previous same ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to protest British travel advisory


August 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will protest a travel advisory issued by Britain that warns its citizens of an upsurge in nationalism and anti-Western rhetoric in the island nation, ... Read more...

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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...

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Prehistoric fossils may boost tourism in Kenya


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading Kenyan scientists have called upon their government to tap the potential of the country's vast trove of prehistoric fossils to boost the tourism industry.According to ... Read more...

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Egypt safe for tourists, says president


August 6th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt remains a stable and safe destination for tourists despite the revolution in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, President Mohamed Morsi said Monday.Morsi was speaking ... Read more...

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UP to develop Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu religious circuits


July 21st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the central governments Saturday announced their "serious willingness" to undertake a host of measures to shore up tourism in the state.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Al Jazeera Park closed for makeover


July 15th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 14 (IANS/WAM) Al Jazeera Park has been closed to the public as it is set to undergo a makeover as part of a comprehensive plan to develop the ... Read more...

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Bengal minister in war of words with travel show organisers


July 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) A war of words broke out between West Bengal Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh and organisers of the Travel and Tourism Fair - one of India's biggest ... 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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Tourism should be part of political agenda: Sahai


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday said tourism should be part of the political agenda for its huge potential for economic development."Tourism especially provides ... 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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India, Israel ink pact to boost tourism


June 25th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 25 (IANS) India and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their bilateral ties in the tourism sector, with Israel opening a tourism office in ... Read more...

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China to invest over $500 bn in tourism sector


June 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China will invest up to 3.2 trillion yuan (around $503 billion) in the tourism sector this year, experts have said.Liu Feng, founder of the Beijing Davost ... Read more...

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Air India’s domestic load factor rose to 82 percent in May


June 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India Tuesday reported a healthy 82 percent load factor on its domestic flights in May, even while its international operations were crippled ... Read more...

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Singapore keen to invest in Myanmar’s hotel sector


May 27th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Businessmen from Singapore are keen to invest in the hotel and tourism sector in Myanmar.A 15-member delegation of the International Enterprise Singapore Business Department Trip to ... Read more...

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1,500 tourists enter Myanmar every day by air


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) After its progress towards democracy following years of military rule, Myanmar has seen a huge inflow of tourists, with 1,500 people arriving every day by air, ... 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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Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states


April 10th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to ... Read more...

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Tourism sector to create 2.5 crore more jobs


April 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The tourism sector will generate an additional 2.5 crore jobs, both direct and indirect, during the 12th Five year Plan, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai ... Read more...

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Record tourist arrival is peace dividend : Kashmir minister


March 27th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said Monday that a peaceful 2011 has been the year of making history in terms of arrival of ... Read more...

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‘Record tourist arrival in Kashmir is peace dividend’


March 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora Monday said 2011 had been a historical year for the state in terms of arrival of record number ... Read more...

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Tourism gets mere nine percent hike in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's tourism sector Friday got an allocation of Rs.1,282 crore for 2012-13 - a mere 9.5 percent increase over the previous year.The allocation last year ... Read more...

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Goa industry unhappy with budget


March 16th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Industry captains in Goa have reacted unhappily with the union budget presented Friday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherji.While the state's apex business guild, the Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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Make preparations for more tourists in 2012: Omar Abdullah


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) After 12 million tourist arrivals in 2011, Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing a higher number of tourists and pilgrims this year but needs better infrastructure and ... Read more...

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UAE trade minister meets Arab business delegation


January 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE Foreign Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Friday held a meeting with an Arab business delegation to boost trade cooperation. They also discussed the latest ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s tourism sector to focus on emerging markets


December 29th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 29 (IANS) Indonesia's tourism sector will focus on emerging markets in 2012 as they are relatively resistant to global financial crisis, a minister said here Thursday."In 2012, we ... Read more...

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Clinton wraps up Myanmar visit


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her three-day official visit to Myanmar Friday, saying there remains much work to be done with Myanmar in ... Read more...

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Culinary institute to come up at Haryana’s Pinjore


December 1st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) A National Culinary Institute (NCI), the first of its kind in north India, would soon be set up at Haryana's Pinjore to boost employment opportunities in ... 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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India can tap booming gay tourism sector: Tour promoter


October 21st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) India can close its eyes and miss the global gay tourism bus, an international gay tour promoter said here Friday even as the Goa government unceremoniously ... 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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Chennai dental chain to go pan-India, expand into Ethiopia


August 31st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) VV Dentistree, a well known chain of dental hospitals based here, plans to expand pan-India, target the $1-billion dental tourism market from abroad and manage a ... 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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Sri Lanka woos UAE for its tourism sector


August 18th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS/WAM) Sri Lanka wants UAE businessmen to invest in joint tourism ventures in this country.The sentiment reflected when Sri Lanka's Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa called ... Read more...

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