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Gujarat eyeing 25 percent hike in tourist inflow


July 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) With Gujarat planning to spend Rs.420 crore in the current fiscal to boost tourism, a senior official Saturday said the state was eyeing a 25 ... Read more...

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Heat hits tourism in Agra (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Searing summer heat has hit tourist inflow into Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, India's biggest tourist draw.Tourist arrivals have been sliding in the last 10 ... Read more...

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More Indians head to Nepal


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal has witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released Thursday. Arrivals ... Read more...

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Nepal expects steep rise in Indian tourist inflow


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Nepal may see a 32 percent jump in tourist inflow from India, a Nepal Tourism Board official said Wednesday."We are expecting a 30-32 percent increase in ... 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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‘Rohtang’s ecology needs preservation’


November 27th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 27 (IANS) Human interference disturbing the fragile ecology of a high Himalayan mountain pass overlooking this tourist resort has caught the attention of the Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Show a boarding pass, get discounts in Agra


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 3 (IANS) In a unique bid to promote tourist inflow and make air connectivity sustainable in the city of the Taj, local authorities and businesses have started offering ... Read more...

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Fully booked: Puja high for Bengal tourism


September 28th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Private operators and hoteliers are ecstatic over full bookings for the coming festive season, heralded in West Bengal by Durga Puja, an occasion that draws ... Read more...

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Russia expects more tourists from India, China


August 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and China are among the major countries from where Russia expects more tourists, a top Russian official has said.Other countries that could contribute to ... Read more...

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Thailand tourism woos industry, travellers with tax-breaks, freebies


June 19th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Phuket, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to promote direct flights to its tourist hubs, Thailand is providing tax breaks to airlines to attract more flights to these areas ... Read more...

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Happy to be gay, especially in Thailand!


June 12th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Phuket, June 12 (IANS) They soak in the romantic settings, walk hand in hand and cosy up to each other without a worry in the world. Faced with social stigma ... Read more...

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Prayers for peace as summer beckons tourists to Kashmir


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) The shadows of violence still linger but the hills and meadows, lakes and valleys beckon, and tourists are once again flocking to Kashmir. It's summer ... 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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Britons top Goa tourist arrivals


March 16th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) British nationals topped the number of foreign tourist arrivals in Goa for the year 2010, according to the state Economic Survey.According to the report, which was ... Read more...

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Bhutan looking to attract more Indian tourists


March 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bhutan -- a land of exquisite natural beauty where development is guided by Gross National Happiness -- is seeking to increase tourist inflow from India ... Read more...

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Tourists in Kashmir complain of poor infrastructure facilities


February 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Rajouri, Feb 26 (ANI): Tourists in Jammu and Kashmir have complained about poor infrastructure facilities at Tata Pani, a hot water spring.Many women tourists have said there are no proper arrangements of ... Read more...

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Kashmir safe for tourists, expects 1 mn this year: Minister


January 28th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is safe for tourists, is the message the state wants to emphasise through numerous road shows and exhibitions being held to woo a million ... Read more...

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Stringent visa norms hurting Goa’s tourism prospects


January 16th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as the central government has refused to review its stringent visa rules which force tourists to take a two- month gap before re-entering India, tourism ... Read more...

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Cold wave hits life and business in Rajastan


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) Severe cold wave conditions continued in Rajastan Wednesday, hitting normal life in many cities and also affecting the state's tourism industry.The minimum temperature was 3 to 4 degrees ... Read more...

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Agra schools close for two days as mercury dips


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 3 (IANS) Agra schools will remain closed Monday and Tuesday due to the intensive cold wave conditions in the Taj city, district magistrate Amrit Abhijat said.With Wednesday a holiday ... Read more...

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Gujjar protest hits tourism at Sariska National Park in Alwar


December 30th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By PrasanthAlwar (Rajasthan), Dec.30 (ANI): Tourists are avoiding visiting Sariska National Park in Rajasthan Alwar district due to the prolonged stir by Gujjars for reclassification and reservation of jobs.Interacting with mediapersons, the ... Read more...

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Gujjar agitation worries Rajasthan tourism industry


December 29th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Dec 29 (IANS) Rajasthan's tourism industry is worried about the ongoing Gujjar agitation that has affected the influx of visitors to the desert state in this peak tourist season.Gujjars, ... Read more...

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New visa norms are the scourge of Goa tourism, says Official


December 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 29 (IANS) The new visa regime which restricts travellers from staying in India for over three months is the new scourge of tourism in Goa, according to a travel and ... Read more...

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Gujjar agitation: Agra tourism industry jittery


December 21st, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 21 (IANS) Agra's tourism industry Tuesday expressed concern at the adverse fallout of the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan as they fear it will affect tourist inflow to the city in ... Read more...

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Road shows, Big B pulling in tourists for Gujarat


December 14th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By R.K. Misra Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) Thanks to nationwide road shows and a campaign featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, Gujarat is witnessing an overwhelming tourist inflow this year - despite many ... Read more...

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Tourist inflow to northeast rises


December 9th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The number of tourists, both domestic and foreign, visiting India's northeast rose between 2005 and 2009, Minister of State of Tourism Sultan Ahmed said Thursday.In a written ... Read more...

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More tourists visiting Orissa’s Chilika Lake


November 30th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (IANS) Inflow of tourists to Orissa's world famous Chilika Lake is on the rise, a tourism official here said Tuesday.In 2009, at least 550,000 domestic and foreign tourists visited ... Read more...

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Amitabh’s endorsement lures tourists to Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary


November 12th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Hanif KhokharGir (Gujarat), Nov.12 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's endorsement of Gujarat as an ideal tourist destination is attracting thousands of tourists to the Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Junagadh ... Read more...

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Over nine percent growth in tourist arrivals in October


November 6th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Foreign tourist arrivals in India increased by over nine percent in October this year over the corresponding month last year, the tourism ministry said Saturday.The foreign tourist ... Read more...

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Low tourist inflow during CWG disappoints hotel industry


October 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A low tourist inflow during the Commonwealth Games had an adverse impact on the hotels and restaurants business which was left with an over supply of rooms ... Read more...

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Northeast sees rise in tourist inflows


October 18th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Eight northeastern states have seen a rise in tourist inflows, both domestic and foreign, between the period of 2007 to 2009, a tourism ministry statement said here.According ... 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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Deccan Charters launches Kolkata-Jamshedpur air service


August 16th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Deccan Charters launched a charter air service between Jamshedpur and Kolkata with an inaugural flight Monday. The flights would operate six days a week from Aug 17."Deccans Charters ... Read more...

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Tunnel may be blessing for Rohtang eco-system


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) The fragile ecosystem of the Rohtang Pass is likely to get some respite from heavy pollution from vehicles once the 8.8-km-long tunnel being ... Read more...

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26/11 terror strike, recession hurt Goa’s charter tourism


July 26th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai and global recession continue to affect charter tourist inflow into Goa, according to the state tourism ministry. Tabling figures of charter tourist ... Read more...

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