tourist areas

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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Goa Police step up vigil after Pune blasts

August 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) Stepping up vigil in wake of the Pune blasts, the Goa Police have asked hoteliers to keep an eye on tourists visiting the state.Superintendent of Police ... Read more...

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British travel advisory on theft, drugs in Goa

June 26th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) A British travel advisory has identified the Goan beach villages of Calangute and Candolim as hubs of theft and bag-snatching gangs.The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisory, ... Read more...

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US embassy in Thailand warns of terror threat

January 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US embassy in Thailand Friday alerted American citizens that terrorists may be planning to conduct attacks in tourist areas in Bangkok in the near ... Read more...

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Rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico

August 16th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) The number of foreign tourists visiting Mexico reached 11.4 million in the first half of 2011, a 3.3 percent rise compared with the same period ... Read more...

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Soiled currency notes sully India’s image: RBI official

June 17th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Here's the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) way of improving the image of India - change the soiled and torn notes in circulation.According to a senior ... Read more...

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Aussie travel warning for Indonesia following arrest of Bali bombing suspect in Pak

April 1st, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 1(ANI): Australia's Foreign Affairs Department has said that the arrest of 2002 Bali bombing suspect, Umar Patek, may spark a violent response against Westerners by extremists in Indonesia.The department released ... Read more...

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Unrest swells in Egypt as cornered government bans Al-Jazeera (Roundup)

January 30th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's long reign seemed to teeter as unrest raged across the country despite the military moving on the streets to control tens of thousands ... Read more...

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We aren’t going to hurt you, said men who killed Indian-origin woman

November 16th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Indian-origin millionaire Shrien Dewani, whose wife was killed during their honeymoon in South Africa, has said the assailants kept saying: "We are not going to hurt you."Anni Dewani, ... Read more...

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British ‘Mountain Cleaners’ give green lessons in Himachal hills

November 10th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 10 (IANS) They have cleared trash from the hills overlooking Dharamsala and the Manimahesh lake and now a group of British nationals known as the Mountain Cleaners has lined up ... Read more...

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U.S. State Department issues travel warning to Mexico due to increasing violence

August 28th, 2010 - 2:44 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday issued a Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico about the security situation in Mexico.After ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda plotting 7/7 style mass suicide missions in Britain

July 8th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): At least two Al Qaeda linked terror cells are planning mass casualty attacks in Britain and they are among dozens of similar groups plotting July 7-style suicide missions ... Read more...

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South Africa accused of ‘cleansing’ impoverished residents in WC beautification drive

June 11th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 11(ANI): Several 'impoverished' South Africans living in Cape Town claim that local authorities have forcibly moved them out of the city to present a good image of the nation ... Read more...

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Be careful while visiting Goa, Britain tells its nationals

November 12th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) Britain has warned its nationals that they should be careful while visiting Goa and the four major Indian metropolitan cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, which could be terror ... Read more...

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India is safer than any other country: Chidambaram (Lead)

June 4th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday asserted that India was a "completely safe country" after the US warned its citizens about high threats from terrorism throughout the ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi’s rally to hamper tourist flow to Shimla

May 1st, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Tourists coming to the Himachal Pradesh capital for a weekend break will find prime destinations out of bounds as Congress president Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address ... Read more...

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Bikinis are now legit on Bali beaches

October 17th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): Indonesian lawmakers have given a green signal to bikinis in the mainly Muslim country.After months of in-depth consultations the experts came to the conclusion.The news will ease ... Read more...

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Monkeys ransack police officer’s office

August 11th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 11 (IANS) Policemen in the office of their senior superintendent collected loose sheets, torn files and valuable documents here Monday after a group of monkeys ransacked it and damaged virtually ... Read more...

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