world tourism

Himachal spent Rs.2.36 crore on security for IPL matches

May 17th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government spent Rs.2.36 crore on providing security during Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the last two years, a Right to Information (RTI) ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Goan NRIs campaign against illegal mining

January 22nd, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The Goan diaspora worldwide is spearheading a campaign to shame the state and central authorities into reining in illegal and indiscriminate mining in Goa, timing it ... Read more...

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A new, safe Egypt woos Indian travellers

July 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Want to visit the "new" Egypt? Five months after the uprising in the north African country, its battered tourism sector is looking at Asia, especially ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Being a model helps in Bollywood: Sonal Chauhan (With Images)

July 2nd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Many believe that modelling is shortcut to Bollywood but model turned actress Sonal Chauhan feels the only advantage of modelling is that it makes ... Read more...

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Service tax proposal retrogressive: Tourism expert

March 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The budget proposal for a service tax on room tariffs in hotels would be a retrogressive step and will keep foreign tourists away from India, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa’s tourist security force stuck in a rut

October 6th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) It may be a while before Goa's much-touted tourist security force (TSF) literally hits top gear as the patrol jeeps assigned to it do not have four-wheel drive, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

6,000 cyclists pedal in Chandigarh

September 26th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) As many as 6,100 enthusiastic people, including 50 top cyclists some of whom are taking part in the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, Sunday participated in an 'India Cyclothon' ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chandigarh set to host India Cyclothon Sunday

September 25th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Chandigarh, with its special cycling tracks along its wide and clean roads, is set to host the fourth edition of India Cyclothon Sunday.This first major ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Oprah Winfrey not paying for trip Down Under

September 15th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): When talk show host Oprah Winfrey told 300 audience members that she was taking them on a vacation to Australia, she left out the fact that she ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Golf, another reason to fall in love with Kashmir (With Images)

May 16th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is rolling out the best golf greens for tourists to come and call it "a paradise on earth" once again. The state sees ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Why the old and retired love living in Agra (Letter from Agra)

April 25th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, April 25 (IANS) The city of the Taj that revels in the cosmopolitan legacy of the Mughals and the British has become the favourite destination of many senior citizens ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dip in foreign tourist arrivals to India in 2009

January 8th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The global economic meltdown and the swine flu scare appears to have hit Indian tourism last year, which saw tourist arrivals fall by 3.3 percent to 5.11 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Terrorism a threat to Pakistan’s tourism sector

November 8th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) The detonating security situation in Pakistan has seen its world tourism ranking dropping from 111 last year to 113 in 2009, a new report says. According to a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Change of Guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan a tourist attraction

October 10th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Over 1,000 people congregated on the lawns of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday to watch the traditional 'Changing of the Guard' ceremony.The ceremony was open ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Heritage walk held in Shimla to protect historic buildings

September 26th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Sept 26 (ANI): To promote tourism and spread awareness about protecting buildings and monuments of historic importance, students here organised a heritage walk as part of the World Tourism Week celebrations. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Look through the eyes of tourists, says Selja (Lead)

August 19th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "We should look through the eyes of tourists about what they expect from us," Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said here Wednesday, calling upon experts and all stakeholders ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Selja calls for world class tourism infrastructure

August 19th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Kumari Selja has called upon experts and stakeholders in the tourism sector to develop world class tourism infrastructure for putting India's tourism industry on the world tourism ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bus to promote Madhya Pradesh tourist sites

December 18th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corp has designed an exhibition bus that will travel within and outside the state to promote tourist spots in the state. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cabinet approves Cruise Shipping Policy of India

June 26th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet toady gave its approval for the adoption of the Cruise Shipping Policy of India.Cruise Shipping would be a path breaking development in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Government approves cruise shipping policy, lifts taxes

June 26th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved the Cruise Shipping Policy of India that envisages a zero-tax regime for cruise ship operators. Under the policy, cruise ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nicole Kidman-Hugh Jackman movie to boost tourism Down Under

June 15th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 15 (ANI): A movie starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman is set to be the focus of a crucial new tourism campaign in Australia.The Federal Government will use Baz ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Emirates Palace joins US luxury travel network

March 23rd, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Abu Dhabi, March 23 (IANS) Emirates Palace, the most expensive and luxurious hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has joined Virtuoso 2008, the prestigious American tourism network, WAM news agency reported. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to simplify visa process to attract more tourists

February 29th, 2008 - 1:03 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India plans to simplify its visa procedure to further increase the tourists inflow to the country and promote it as the best tourist destination. "We recognise the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chandigarh film festival attracts moviemakers and academicians

February 12th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
By Sunil Sharma Chandigarh, Feb 11 (ANI): The second edition of the Chandigarh Film Festival was a spectacular abundance of films. Following the success of the inaugural edition last year, this year too ... Read more...

Posted in National |