tourists

Kerala’s tourism institute to get UNWTO affiliation


September 21st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The state-owned Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) is all set to get affiliation from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), the agency of the ... Read more...

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More rains add to Agra’s woes


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 14 (IANS) Three spells of rain Friday brought the temperature down in Agra, but they only led to more potholes on the highway to Delhi and flooded the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Abu Dhabi tourism eyes Russian market


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) A UAE delegation will participate in a Russian travel show next week in a bid to attract more tourists to the country.The 16-member delegation will ... Read more...

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India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

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Russia-US simplified visa agreement comes into force


September 10th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An agreement between Russia and the US on simplifying visa regulations between the two countries came into force Sunday (Sep 9).Moscow and Washington had signed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Recession-hit Italian hotels report fewer guests in 2012


September 7th, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) The number of guests in hotels in recession-hit Italy fell during the first eight months of this year, according to a study.Between January and August, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Attack on Lankan visitors unacceptable, says Karunanidhi


September 5th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi Wednesday said attacking Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu or other parts of India is unacceptable and will affect ties between the two ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Protest against Sri Lankan tourists near Trichy


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Over 175 Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit, said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ruined Jesus Fresco Inspires Online Competition


August 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Spanish cultural officials were shocked when pensioner Cecilia Gimenez tried to work on a painting of Jesus and left it looking like a hairy monkey that was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

India Diplomatic Bag Found in French Alps After 46 Years


August 30th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
French Alps, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A bag carrying Indian diplomatic mail has been found in the French Alps after 46 years. The bag has been found at a place where an ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China to have tourism law


August 27th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers Monday started deliberations on a draft law on tourism, aiming to promote the development of the country's booming travel industry.The draft includes operating standards ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rainy Sunday in Taj city


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) Normal life was affected due to heavy rains in Agra Sunday, even as tourists continued to pour into the city through the newly-opened Yamuna Expressway, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British singer Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world's eighth space tourist, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heavy showers hit Taj city


August 21st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy showers Tuesday disrupted normal life in the Taj city.The worst hit were Indian and foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal who had to scurry for ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry has no data on pilgrims: Kumari Selja (Spot)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the tourism ministry has informed her that it does not compile data on the number of pilgrims ... Read more...

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Hundreds of tourists stranded in Himachal Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including foreign tourists, have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti subdivision for the past two days after the closure of roads due to ... Read more...

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Four killed in Phuket pub fire (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Four people were killed and a dozen injured in a massive fire at a disco pub on Thailand's southern resort island Phuket early Friday.The blaze broke ... Read more...

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Four die in Thailand pub fire


August 17th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Four people were killed in a massive fire at a disco pub on Thailand's southern resort island Phuket early Friday, media reports said. The blaze broke ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival


August 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 941 visas were issued under the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme in July 2012 as compared to 820 visas in July last ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

People find Italian ‘Hitler’ wine bottles offensive


August 9th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Venice, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tourists in the city of Garda in Italy have been shocked by the fact that there is wine being sold in the stores with pictures of Adolf ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

China builds replicas of British towns (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Real estate developers in China are now copying Tudor buildings, cobbled streets and even red telephone boxes and artificial rivers in an attempt to recreate the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China builds replicas of British towns


August 9th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Real estat streets and even red telephone boxes and artificial rivers in an attempt to recreate the British way of life.e developers in China are now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepal to ban independent trekking


August 7th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Katmandu, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There have been reports in the grapevine that the Nepalese government is going to ban people who are trekking alone in any part of the country. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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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Injured tourist succumbs, death toll is four


August 1st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) The death toll in the gas cylinder tragedy in Kashmir rose to four as a British woman critically injured in the accident succumbed to injuries here ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Srinagar gets radio taxi service


August 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) The first fleet of radio taxis Wednesday began operating in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.The fleet of 50 semi-luxurious taxis come fitted with GPS ... Read more...

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Chile ‘Miracle 33′ miners to start souvenir brand


July 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The `miracle 33` is the way that the 33chilean miners have chosen to remember their unlucky fate after they got stuck while mining in San Jose in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Alligator chomps off hand that fed it


July 30th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A boat captain in the US has been charged with unlawfully feeding an alligator after the reptile bit off his hand in Florida Everglades, one of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lawyers drowned in Maharashtra


July 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), July 29 (IANS) Tragedy struck three lawyers, including two women, who were on a picnic, as they slipped in a waterfall here and drowned Sunday morning, a police ... Read more...

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Saving tiger, tourism can go on together: Sahay


July 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Saturday said a roadmap will be chalked out so that both tourism and conservation of tigers can be carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Three killed in Kashmir gas cylinder explosion (Third Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Three women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and four others were injured in Kashmir's Anantnag district Saturday when a gas cylinder on their vehicle exploded, police ... Read more...

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Two tourists killed in gas cylinder blast, not grenade: Police (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and four others were injured in Kashmir's Anantnag district Saturday when a gas cylinder on their vehicle exploded, police ... Read more...

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Two tourists killed in Kashmir grenade attack (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and six others were injured in a grenade attack in Kashmir Saturday, police said."Two tourists were killed and six ... Read more...

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Two tourists killed in Kashmir grenade attack


July 28th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two tourists were killed and four others were injured in a separatist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district Saturday."Militants tossed a hand grenade at a ... Read more...

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