E-visa facility launched to double tourism contribution in GDP: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the e-visa facility for 43 countries had been rolled out to double the contribution of the Tourism Industry in the Gross domestic product (GDP).

'Tourism development shouldn't exploit environment'

 The government Tuesday urged all stakeholders in the tourism industry to ensure that tourism development shouldn't come at the cost of "over-exploiting" natural resources for short-term gains.

WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline,travel sector

The World Health Organization today said that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola. The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Tourism Organization, Airports Council International (ACI), the International Air Transport Association and the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Plea to restructure liquor policy

The Tourism Industry Coordination Council has urged the state government to totally restructure the liquor policy by amending rules.

Impasse over ILP in Meghalaya hit tourism industry

With a movement by tribals calling for protection of their identity gaining momentum, tourists are giving Asia`s `cleanest` village and `wettest` place on earth in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, a shirk.

Gorkhaland: Tourism industry hit as GJM continues indefinite strike

As the demand for statehood for Gorkhaland grows louder, the indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has left the tourism industry in West Bengal dry.

Casinos can attract more tourists, says a new report

A government report has said it cannot ignore the fact that casinos have the capacity to boost tourism in the West Indies.

Taj festival a letdown, feels tourism industry

The Taj Mahotsav failed to live up to expectations of the visitors.

Gujjar agitation worries Rajasthan tourism industry

Rajasthan`s tourism industry is worried about the ongoing Gujjar agitation that has affected the influx of visitors to the desert state in this peak tourist season.