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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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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...

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Maldives: a nation of 1,190 coral islands (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Maldives is located in the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, 400 km southwest of India's southern coast.It is an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of ... 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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Jammu and Kashmir to promote adventure tourism


May 28th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 28 ( IANS) In a bid to promote adventure tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the state tourism department is organising a motor rally along the historic Mughal Road ... Read more...

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Maoist presence impacting Jharkhand tourism: Minister


April 28th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 28 (IANS) Jharkhand is a land of hills, waterfalls and pilgrim spots -- but tourism in the state is being affected by the presence of Maoists, says a ... Read more...

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Panel to set tourism norms around tiger reserves


December 29th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The environment ministry has formed a committee to lay down guidelines for regulating forest and wildlife eco-tourism in the country, especially around tiger reserves, officials ... Read more...

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India can learn beach tourism from Cyprus: Selja


October 26th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Cyprus may be a small country but India can learn a lot from it on promoting beach tourism, Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said Tuesday.At a meeting with ... Read more...

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Negative CWG publicity has hurt tourism: Selja


September 27th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The negative publicity about the Commonwealth Games has affected the prospects of tourism, Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said Monday. "We are fully prepared to host the Games and ... Read more...

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No move to ban tourism in tiger reserves, says Ramesh


May 5th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) There is no proposal to ban tourism in tiger reserves in the country but it will be strictly regulated, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday. He ... Read more...

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Gujarat wants Asiatic lion to roar


March 6th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Gujarat Tourism Minister Jai Narain Vyas Saturday made an impassioned plea for a sustained campaign for protecting the Asiatic lion, on the lines of the recent eye-catching campaign ... Read more...

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Tourists destroying environment of Easter Island


October 11th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Winnipeg (Canada), October 11 (ANI): Reports indicate that the large number of tourists visiting Easter Island every year is making the historical region susceptible to environmental threats.According to a report by the ... Read more...

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Government issues guidelines on niche tourism


September 9th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) To provide an "exciting" new face to tourism in India, the government Wednesday issued guidelines on "niche tourism products" like caravan and heliport tourism. Tourism Minister Kumari Selja, ... Read more...

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Government promotes ‘conference tourism’


July 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India is now keen to woo international business houses to hold their key officials events in different parts of the country. The government is offering grants to ... Read more...

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Retired servicemen to be hired for foreign tourists’ security


July 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) The central government plans to start a Tourism Security & Facilitation Organisation (TSFO), employing retired servicemen and central paramilitary officials, to ensure the safety of foreign tourists, an ... Read more...

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Keralite groups abroad to be brand ambassadors


May 24th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) All Keralite organisations based outside India will be made brand ambassadors for Kerala tourism, Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan announced Saturday. "We will invite two representatives from every Keralite ... Read more...

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