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British Airways to revisit India play after airport charges hike


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) British Airways Wednesday said the increase in airport charges at the national capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has forced it to revisit its India ... Read more...

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Airlines challenge Delhi airport tariff hike


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the nod to the Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) ... Read more...

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Chandy to unveil campaign on Bekal Fort May 10


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would May 10 unveil a tourism campaign on the 17th century Bekal Fort in Kasargode district, a minister said Thursday.Tourism Minister ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka revises tourism target to 1 million


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has revised its tourist arrival target to one million and is planning to upgrade services for tourists following a 21.1-percent rise in numbers in ... 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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Russians nudge Britons from top in Goa


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Russian tourists have finally knocked off their British counterparts from the top of the tourist arrival figures in Goa, which is known for its sandy and ... Read more...

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Manali wrapped in white again


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) The picturesque tourist resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh Thursday witnessed moderate snowfall, cheering up the hospitality sector with tourists beginning to pour in.The hills overlooking ... Read more...

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Himachal’s snowy peaks pull in tourists


December 12th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts like Narkanda and Manali are wrapped up in a blanket of white, with snowfall turning the hill stations more picturesque ... Read more...

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Mother, daughter found dead near rail track


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) The bodies of a mother and her two-and-a-half- year-old daughter were found near a railway track in the Sikandra area along the Agra-Delhi highway Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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‘Countries should issue easy travel advisories’


September 7th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Travel advisories issued by countries should be easily understandable by travellers as well as tourism industry people, said the Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA) here wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals up in India


August 8th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) There has been a rise of 10 percent in foreign tourist arrivals in July this year as compared to the corresponding period last year, an ... Read more...

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Tourist arrivals in Kashmir down by 50 percent: Omar


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir saw a 50 percent decline in tourist inflow in the first three months of this year compared to the corresponding period last year, ... Read more...

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Egypt’s loss is Goa tourism’s gain


February 19th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) The recent crisis in the sunny land of the pharaohs has forced tourists headed to Egypt and other countries in north Africa to other beach destinations in Asia, ... Read more...

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Taj to set up resort hotel near Shimla


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), a group of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Friday announced its plan to set up a hotel-cum-resort near Shimla.This will be Taj group's ... Read more...

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Himachal records 16 percent increase in tourists


January 10th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) As many as 13 million tourists visited the hills of Himachal Pradesh last year as compared to 11 million in 2009, registering an increase of over 16 percent ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals jump in November


December 6th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Foreign tourist arrival jumped 14.7 percent while foreign exchange earnings rose 18 percent in November this year compared to the same month last year, the tourism ministry ... Read more...

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Snow-clad mountains luring tourists to Himachal


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 19 (IANS) Chuckling snow-clad peaks on the horizon of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations are luring visitors to the state's hills.Hospitality industry representatives say timely onset of winter ... Read more...

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India sees rise in tourist figures, courtesy Games


October 5th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India's tourism picked up pace in September with more and more foreigners visiting the country for the Commonwealth Games, an official said here Tuesday.Last month, around 3.69 ... Read more...

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Kerala to promote souvenirs in a big way


September 9th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) A shop selling exquisite souvenirs of Kerala was launched here Thursday by state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan who said similar outlets would be opened at important tourist spots. On ... Read more...

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Bhutan hopes SAARC summit would boost tourism


April 26th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Thimpu, April 25 (IANS) Bhutan hopes the upcoming 16th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) here will help revive the country's jaded tourism industry. For the first ... Read more...

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India moots single window clearance for hotels


April 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) The Indian government is set to unveil a single window clearance system to set up hotels, according to Tourism Minister Kumari Selja. "The hoteliers have to seek permission from ... Read more...

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Nearly 10 percent of foreign tourists visit Goa: Survey


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Nearly 10 percent of the five million foreign tourists arriving in India visit Goa, according to a survey by the state government. The survey, which was tabled in the ... Read more...

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Take all steps for tourists’ security against crime, says Kumari Selja


March 6th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Panaji, March 6 (ANI): Union Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja has urged seven States and Union Territories (UTs) to take all necessary steps for tourists' protection against ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals up: Minister


March 6th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) India witnessed an unprecedented 21 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals last December from the same month in 2008, Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said Saturday. She added ... Read more...

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Kerala announces ‘dream season’ to draw home tourists


February 18th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Kerala government Thursday announced the 'dream season' period to attract more domestic tourists to the state during the months of April to September, considered a ... Read more...

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Tourism and travel fair begins in Delhi


February 11th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The 78th edition of the Travel and Tourism Fair and the Outbound Travel Mart (TTF&OTM), billed as India's largest network of travel marts, was inaugurated here Thursday ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals in India jump 21 percent


January 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 16 (IANS) Foreign tourist arrivals in India grew 21 percent in December over the corresponding month in 2008 though it fell three percent for the year due to the meltdown, ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism starts ad campaign on Google


November 24th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) Kerala has tied up with Google to promote its tourism through search and banner advertisements on the search engine. This is the first time a state tourism department ... Read more...

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Himachal to have tourism police


August 18th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will set up security force especially to assist and guide tourists, state Tourism Secretary Manisha Nanda said Tuesday. Speaking at the inter-state regional conference of the tourism ... Read more...

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Tourists throng Himachal on long weekend


August 13th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Most hotels in various tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh are totally booked ahead of the three-day extended weekend that starts with the Janmasthami festival Aug 14. "Most of our ... Read more...

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Roadshows to attract tourists to India during Commonwealth Games (Lead)


August 3rd, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India will hold tourism roadshows in London and other capitals of Commonwealth countries in a bid to cash in on the Commonwealth Games here next year, Tourism ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry holding roadshows abroad


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Seeing the immense tourism potential of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the tourism ministry is organising a number of roadshows abroad to attract travellers, Tourism Minister Kumari Selja ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi to hone marketing skills at tourism ministry


August 3rd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The tourism ministry has, for the first time, organised a three-day training programme for its overseas officials by experts at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals go up in India


July 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India has grown after weathering the effects of the global meltdown and last November's Mumbai terror strikes, a top tourism ministry official ... Read more...

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