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English tourist dies at Great Barrier Reef, third fatality this week

The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,000 km along Australia`s northeast coast and is the world`s largest living ecosystem.
 

Demonitisation of notes: Foreigners face tough time with Rs 500, 1,000 notes

Demonitisation of notes: Foreigners face tough time with Rs 500, 1,000 notes

Foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal on Wednesday had a tough time when the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) refused to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as entry fee.

Alarming post-Diwali pollution to cripple NCR economy; tourism, transport to be hit: Assocham

Alarming post-Diwali pollution to cripple NCR economy; tourism, transport to be hit: Assocham

The alarming post-Diwali pollution is likely to take a toll on the entire National Capital region (NCR), crippling sectors like tourism, transport, automobile and real estate, according to a report.

Tourism will suffer at 18% GST on rooms, warns Hotel Industry

Tourism will suffer at 18% GST on rooms, warns Hotel Industry

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) Monday said the government's four-tier structure in Good and Services Tax (GST), in which the service sector will be taxed at 18 percent, will cause the tourism sector a major setback.

Lord Of The Rings, Hobbit series proving precious to New Zealand`s economy

Lord Of The Rings, Hobbit series proving precious to New Zealand`s economy

Peter Jackson`s "Lord Of The Rings" and "Hobbit" series have proved to be as precious to New Zealand`s economy as any magical ring as millions flock to the country for a glimpse of Middle Earth, making tourism the main driver of growth.
 

Permit relaxed, foreigners can now explore new areas in Leh

With this decision, foreign tourists would now be permitted to visit a number of unexplored areas like Panamik, Phukpochey, Hargam, Taksha, Sasoma.

For tourism, we welcome people from Pakistan: Mahesh Sharma

Amid rising tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri attack, Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday extended invitation to tourist from all countries, including those from Pakistan.

DNA: Analysis over who is responsible for tense condition of Kashmir after Burhan Wani's death?

Analyzing losses to Kashmir tourism and local residents after continuous curfew in Kashmir after Burhan Wani's death. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world`s most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday.

 

To boost tourism, Modi government extends LTC facility for Jammu and Kashmir

To boost tourism, Modi government extends LTC facility for Jammu and Kashmir

In a step aimed at boosting tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has decided to extend the facility to travel by any airlines on Leave Travel Concession (LTC) for its employees for two years, it was announced on Thursday.

Foreigners should not wear skirts and roam alone at night: Tourism minister

Foreigners should not wear skirts and roam alone at night: Tourism minister

Union tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma apparently stirred a controversy on Sunday as he suggested foreign tourists visiting India to avoid wearing skirts during their stay in the country. 

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

The first funerals for victims of the devastating earthquake that hit central Italy this week were held Friday as the country prepared for an emotionally charged day of mourning.

Football Tourism: PSG will receive $197 million to promote tourism in Qatar

Football Tourism: PSG will receive $197 million to promote tourism in Qatar

According to PSG, the contract has not yet been signed, but there are no obstacles and it should be formalised in the coming weeks.

Iran halts holidays to Turkey after military coup bid

Iran halted package tours to neighbouring Turkey, in the face of persistent uncertainty after an abortive coup attempt.

Fuss over rape, racial slur has no impact on tourism: Goa minister

Controversies in the recent past like rape of foreigners and racist comments against Nigerian nationals have no bearing on the number of tourists coming to Goa, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Thursday.

This is why tourists won't be allowed in Thailand's Koh Tachai island!

This is why tourists won't be allowed in Thailand's Koh Tachai island!

Almost all marine national parks are closed from mid-May to mid-October, for monsoon season, but Tachai island will remain closed indifenitely

Drunk men in Ajmer molest Spanish woman, attack her husband's head with stone

According to reports, the couple had rented a bike and were on their way to Ajaypal, situated on the back side of the Taragarh hills, when the incident took place.

Fiat used by Pope in New York fetches $300,000

Fiat used by Pope in New York fetches $300,000

A four-door hatchback Pope Francis used while visiting New York in September has fetched $300,000 at auction, said the website that held the sale.

Sri Sri's cultural fest good for tourism, says Minister Mahesh Sharma

Union Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday said that World Cultural Festival organised by the Art of Living Foundation will give a boost to the nation's tourism sector.

Gadkari no to casinos, wants Ramdev, Sri Sri to enter tourism

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday cleared that casinos are not welcome in the country while he pitched that organisations doing "good work" like Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali group and Sri Sri Ravishankar's 'Art of Living' should create facilities at the over 1,300 islands, which are to be opened up for tourism across the country.