Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said he failed to understand why he was advised not to go to Nepal to meet earthquake victims, saying he wanted to go there not on a tour, but to oversee relief work after the calamity.
The Nepal earthquake and subsequent tremors which shook north Bengal last week have led to cancellations of hotel bookings in Darjeeling by many visitors who were planning a trip to the hill station during the peak tourist season.
Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department will organise a travel mart next month for attracting tourists to the state, after the sector took a hit due to threat of floods early this month and the deluge last year.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday announced a "single window" for project clearance in a time-bound manner to fast-track approvals for laying high-end tourism infrastructure in the state.
Authorities in Crimea said Saturday they plan to set up an airline to facilitate connections with Russia and encourage tourism in the picturesque Black Sea peninsula, a year after the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Moscow.
The number of mainland Chinese tour groups visiting Hong Kong plunged about 80 percent in early March as rising anti-mainland sentiment and a series of protests deterred many from crossing the border, underscoring a deepening divide between both sides.