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Goa to spend 17 crore for better facilities on beaches

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 21:40

The Goa tourism ministry will spend Rs.17.23 crore to spruce up beaches in south Goa, said Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar Tuesday.

Tourism Ministry launches new website for travel info

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 18:08

Tourism Ministry Tuesday launched an innovative website to make it easy for tourists to walk or drive through the most-visited cities in India by providing all tourism-related information at one place.

Deployment of Tourist Police suggested

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 17:50

In order to ensure safety of tourists, Union Tourism Ministry has advised all state governments and Union Territory administrations to deploy Tourist Police.

Centre grants Rs 100 cr for rebuilding tourism infra in Ukhand

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 18:19

Tourism Ministry has announced a financial package of Rs 100 crore for rebuilding tourism infrastructure destroyed in devastating floods in Uttarakhand, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Char Dham to be reconstructed in much better way: Chiranjeevi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 20:58

The devastation caused at the `char dham` pilgrimage circuit by floods in Uttarakhand recently has served the tourism ministry "a good lesson".

Foreign exchange earnings from tourism increases by 7.5 % in April

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 11:21

The Foreign Tourist Arrivals ( FTAs) in April 2013 was 4.52 lakh which was the same in April 2012, according to Tourism Ministry data.

Chiranjeevi takes charge of Tourism Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 15:23

A brand ambassador himself for decades, Telugu superstar K Chiranjeevi Thursday took charge of the Tourism Ministry.

India posts 25% increase in visas on arrival

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 14:32

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 percent, an official said Tuesday.

Taj, Dal Lake among 98 sites to be made hygiene-friendly

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 12:33

With an aim of doubling the visitor count, the Tourism Ministry has decided to provide clean and hygienic environment at 98 prominent tourist sites including Taj Mahal, Dal Lake, Red Fort and India Gate.

Incredible India campaign to be linked with Facebook

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 21:27

Harping on the growing trend of social media marketing, Tourism Ministry has decided to open an Incredible India page on the Facebook.

18% increase in tourists availing VoA scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 00:03

The Visa on Arrival scheme, launched to boost tourist traffic from abroad, appears to be serving its purpose with 1287 visitors availing it in March this year as against 1089 VoAs issued during the same period last year, registering a growth of 18.2 percent.

TN Tourism to launch 10 special tour packages

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 11:21

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited will soon launch 10 special tour packages in Tamil Nadu.