'Taj Mahotsava for foreign tourists or a tamasha for the locals?'

'Taj Mahotsava for foreign tourists or a tamasha for the locals?'

The Taj Mahotsava, an annual 10-day cultural extravaganza, ostensibly organised to attract foreign tourists, has been reduced to a local "mela-tamasha" (fun fair) and has in no way helped promote tourism in the city, industry stakeholders say.

Foreign tourists wounded in attack at Egyptian Red Sea resort

Two assailants armed with a gun, a knife and a suicide belt attacked a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Hurghada on Friday.

Toy train derails on Kalka-Shimla track; 2 foreigners killed

Toy train derails on Kalka-Shimla track; 2 foreigners killed

A narrow gauge chartered toy train running on the Kalka-Shimla railway track derailed on Saturday afternoon.

5.89 lakh foreign tourists visit India in August

India has witnessed a growth of 2.3 percent in foreign tourist arrivals that rose to 5.89 lakh in August, contributing Rs.10,471 crore in foreign exchange earnings to the exchequer, official data showed.

Mistaken 'terror links'? China arrested tourists for watching Genghis Khan documentary

Mistaken 'terror links'? China arrested tourists for watching Genghis Khan documentary

As China deported 20 tourists including an Indian national after arresting them over the so-called “terror links”, it has emerged that the arrests were a result of a misunderstanding by Chinese officials as they mistook a Genghis Khan documentary for a terrorist video due to “their unfamiliarity of the English language”.

Indian man arrested by China over "terror" video released, deported

Indian man arrested by China over "terror" video released, deported

A 46-year-old Indian national, who was held in China for alleged terror links, was released and deported back on Saturday, Indian officials said.

Indian among 20 tourists arrested by China over "terror" videos

Indian among 20 tourists arrested by China over "terror" videos

 A group of 20 foreign tourists including Britons, South Africans and an Indian national, have been arrested in northern China, according to reports by Britain`s Foreign Office and a South African charity, on suspicion some had ties to a "terror group".

Opening Ladakh's inner areas for foreign tourists taken up with MHA: J&K govt

Jammu and Kashmir government has taken up with the Centre the opening of inner line areas of Ladakh region for foreign tourists which are till now out of bounds for them as they are covered under the protected areas regime, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was informed on Sunday.

Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants following the Bardo museum attack when gunmen killed foreign tourists, leading to a nationwide security crackdown.

Tunisia says 'developments' in museum massacre probe

Tunisian authorities said today there were developments in the investigation into the attack on the national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 20 foreign tourists.

Tour guide helped 30 tourists escape Tunisia museum attack

A Tunisian tour guide has told of how he used his knowledge of the Tunis museum attacked by gunmen Wednesday to help foreign tourists escape the carnage that left 20 others dead.

Tunis struggles with anti-terrorism battle plan

Tunisia has vowed to wage "a merciless war against terrorism" after Wednesday`s carnage at its national museum but it has struggled to draw up a strategy to counter the jihadist threat.

Two British people `caught up` in Tunisia attack

Two British people were "caught up" in a gun attack on Tunisia`s national museum that killed 17 foreign tourists, a spokesman for London`s foreign ministry said on Thursday.

US, UN lead condemnation of `deplorable` Tunis attack

The United States and United Nations led a chorus of international outrage at Wednesday`s attack on a Tunis museum which left 19 people dead, most of them foreign tourists.

Unrest in Tunisia since the popular revolt

Tunisia on Wednesday saw its first deadly attack on foreigners since the 2010-2011 uprising that toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power.

Terror attack in Tunisian capital leaves 21 dead, mostly foreign tourists

Terror attack in Tunisian capital leaves 21 dead, mostly foreign tourists

Attackers opened fire on Wednesday at a major museum in Tunisia's capital, gunning down 17 tourists as dozens more sprinted to safety. At least 21 people in all were killed, including two gunmen, but some attackers may have escaped, authorities said.

Tunisia: 7 foreign tourists killed in museum terror attack

Seven Foreign tourists were killed when unidentified gunmen wielding Kalashnikov rifles opened fire at a museum near Tunisia Parliament and a Tunisian, reports said Wednesday.

Tunisia terror attack: As it happened

Tunisia terror attack: As it happened

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a museum near Tunisia Parliament, killing at least seven foreign tourists and a Tunisian, reports said.

Record 56.4 million tourists flocked to NY in 2014

A record 56.4 million tourists visited New York last year, drawn by its diverse culture, low crime and "dynamism," and generating USD 61.3 billion for America's largest city, officials have said.

Goa airport gets visa-on-arrival facility for 43 countries

Panaji: The Centre has extended the visa-on-arrival facility at the Goa airport for tourists from 43 countries, which is expected to bring in 15 per cent growth in tourism during the ongoing season.