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Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia India's favourite holiday spots

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:32

According to the global consultancy firm, out of the 154 lakh Indians who travelled abroad in 2012, around 11 lakh went to Singapore, 10 lakh went to Thailand and 8.2 lakh visited Malaysia. On the contrary just 6.3 lakh tourists visited the US.

Andamans boat tragedy: Safety audit of tourist ferries begin

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 18:58

Two days after the ferry tragedy, the Andaman and Nicobar administration on Tuesday began a safety audit of all ferries sailing in and around the islands following a direction of Lt Governor.

Andaman boat tragedy: Victims` bodies sent back to home states

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 20:04

The bodies of victims of tourist boat tragedy in the Andman Sea have been sent to their respective states, police said on Monday.

TN deputes two officers to coordinate with Andaman boat mishap victims

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 00:10

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced it has deputed two senior officers to coordinate with victims of the boat tragedy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, while opening a helpline to share information with their relatives.

21 dead in Andaman tourist boat tragedy; PM, Jayalalithaa express grief

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 19:39

In an unfortunate incident at least 21 people have been killed after a tourist boat carrying 45 people, most of them tourists, capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Port Blair in Andaman on Sunday evening.

North, South preferred year-end tourist destinations: ASSOCHAM

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 21:38

North and South India were the most preferred tourist destination on year-end, Assocham said in a survey.

North-East India: The amalgamation of beauty and tranquillity!

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 13:15

I felt ecstatic considering the fresh surge in number of tourists in North-Eastern states of India.

Union Minister bats for stricter laws to ensure tourists` safety

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 09:49

Union Minister EMS Natchiappan said that laws should be made stricter to ensure safe and secure environment for visitors in the country.

8 places to visit in India before they die

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 14:11

The geographical and climatic diversity of India is the reason for its varied flora and fauna.

India among top destination country for Dubai airport

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 13:35

India was the top destination country for passengers flying from Dubai International airport during April this year with over six lakh fliers.

Remote locations top choice of Indian adventure tourists: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 14:54

Retreating to a remote location, natural environment or wilderness or exploring an upcoming tourism destination with limited infrastructure are the preferred choices of Indian adventure travellers.

India's tourism sector makeover crucial for development: CII

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 17:47

"The growth of tourism and hospitality sector in India is critical to achieve overall inclusive growth of the country, owing to the immense potential of this sector to generate jobs and circulate the economy," CII Northern Region Chairman Jayant Davar said.