Nepal visit not for tourism, to oversee quake relief: Nitish

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.

Quake hits tourist arrival in Darjeeling

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.

J&K CM to visit Gujarat to promote tourism

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed visit the city tomorrow to promote tourism industry of his state, said an official statement.

J-K Travel Mart to be organised in Srinagar on May 16-18
J-K Travel Mart to be organised in Srinagar on May 16-18

 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.

Get away to Gulmarg to experience nature's glory

If you want to experience Nature in all its glory, plan a trip to Gulmarg, Kashmir.

UK tourist complains of modesty outrage
UK tourist complains of modesty outrage

 A 20-year-old British tourist has alleged that a taxi driver outraged her modesty at a hotel here, the police said today.

India, France enhance cooperation in culture, heritage conservation, tourism

India and France on Friday sought to strengthen cooperation in areas of culture, heritage conservation, tourism as well as people to people contacts.

Anti-austerity strike closes Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was forced to close to visitors on Thursday due to a strike by unions opposed to what they see as the "austerity" policies of the French government.

Govt formulating new policy to increase international tourism

 The government is formulating a new policy to "substantially increase" India's share in global tourism from its current figure of 0.64 per cent.

Will combat terrorism with tourism in J&K, says Union Minister

Union Minister for Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said the Centre will "combat terrorism" in Jammu and Kashmir with tourism and advised Pakistan to mind its own business.

Alarmist media coverage may affect tourism in Valley: Congress

 The tourism sector would be adversely hit if there is an "exaggerated and alarmist" media coverage of this year's floods, Congress on Friday said.

Single window clearance for tourism projects: J&K CM

 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.

Dr Subhash Chandra, Vasundhara Raje attend Rajasthan Diwas celebrations

Essel group chairman, Dr Subhash Chandra and CM of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje attended Rajasthan Diwas celebrations in Jaipur.

Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

Tunisia said it killed the leader of the jihadists accused of organising the massacre at its national museum, as thousands took to the streets Sunday in a march against extremism.

Crimea plans to launch own airline

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.

Centre to start cruise tourism in coastal states

 To tap tourism potential across 7,500-km long coastal belt in the country, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that the government will start cruise tourism in coastal states.

Cruise companies suspend stopovers in Tunis after attack

Two cruise companies whose passengers were among the victims of a deadly attack on a Tunis museum on Thursday suspended stopovers in the city.

France's tasty diplomacy: Dinner by 1,300 chefs worldwide

French dishes and diplomacy joined forces on Thursday in a worldwide initiative involving 1,300 chefs cooking dinners "a la francaise" to promote France`s fabled cuisine.

Year 2015 being observed as 'Visit India Year' in China

 The year 2015 is being observed as the "Visit India Year" in China, Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Chinese tour groups to Hong Kong slide amid protests

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.