Heavy cancellation from Kolkata for Kashmir tours

Thousands of tourists who had planned their Durga Puja vacation in the Kashmir Valley next month are now rushing to cancel their trips due to the devastating floods in the state.

Profile of Israeli tourists visiting India is changing: Envoy

The profile of Israeli tourists visiting India is changing and more families from the country are arriving here, Israel`s Mumbai Consul General David Akov said here on Saturday.

Indonesia boat with foreigners sinks; 15 missing

A boat carrying foreign tourists sank in central Indonesia, leaving 15 people missing, officials said on Sunday.

Rise in tourists from Bangladesh to India

Bangladesh continued to top the list of six neighbouring countries in terms of number of foreign tourists arriving in India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Multilingual helpline for tourists

Government will be setting up a multilingual helpline by March next year to provide tourism related information and local assistance to foreigners visiting the country.

China military bases threatened by luxury villas, fake tourists: State media

The security of Chinese military bases is being threatened by illegally built high-rise buildings, and in one case villas built inside a base, and fake tourists seeking access to sensitive sites to spy, state media said on Wednesday.

11 tourists killed, 45 injured in Himachal bus accident

At least 11 tourists were killed and 45 others injured when a private bus skidded off the road and rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Sirmaur district Monday evening, police said.

Substandard lodges in pilgrim centres asked to shut down

Cracking down on substandard lodges in this town attracting devotees and tourists from the country and abroad, Rameswaram Municipality has ordered closure of 10 lodges and directed households not to function as "boarding premises".

`Develop Keshopur Chhamb sanctuary as tourist destination`

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday asked the forest department to expedite the work for developing Keshopur Chhamb Bird Sanctuary as a tourist destination.

Two posing as tour guides held for molesting French tourists

Two youths posing as tour guides allegedly molested and tried to rape French women tourists in Mandore garden here, police said.

Egypt turmoil turns tourist hub Luxor into ghost town

Tourists once flocked to Luxor for its ancient treasures, but as Egypt witnesses sweeping political upheavals, the visitors have simply vanished from this famed temple city.

Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists

The Kaziranga National Park (KNP), famed for its one-horned rhinos, opened to tourists Friday after it was routinely closed in May last before the onset of monsoons.

Multi-utility vehicle service launched for Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation launched multi-utility vehicle service for popular destinations in Andhra Pradesh like Tirupati.

86 trapped at Mount Everest base camp

No casualty has been reported so far. Rescuers are currently clearing the way onto the base camp.

Goa to crack down on traffic cops harassing tourists

Admitting that needless harassment of tourists driving two-wheelers and cars in Goa was "creating a bad image", a senior police official said Wednesday that traffic policemen who flag down tourists needlessly and demand money will be punished severely.

Thirty tourists rescued from London boat fire

Tour boat passengers jumped into the River Thames to escape a fire on their World War II-era amphibious vehicle near London`s parliament house on Sunday, the emergency services said.

23 tourists went missing at a scenic spot in China

At least 23 tourists have gone missing in China while hiking in a mountainous scenic spot.

Taiwan evacuates 2,000 tourists as super-typhoon looms

Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists today as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik with authorities warning of fierce winds and torrential rains.

Tourists should give back to local community: Experts

Experts taking part in a conference on responsible tourism here Friday pointed out that tourists do not only take photographs, enjoy hospitality and return with memories; they also give back to local communities.

Exit of Pakistani tourists delayed after attack

Tourists who were climbing Pakistan`s second-highest mountain when 11 people were killed at their base camp say they are waiting for equipment to be returned to them before they can go home.