Controversies triggered by local politicians over banning bikinis, Hindu nation conspiracies, anti-gay sentiments etc have failed to affect Goa`s reputation as a prime tourist destination, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said here on Saturday.
The city of Los Angeles set new records for tourism and for passengers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, reaching levels that were hailed by the mayor as crucial to the region`s economy.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday said improved law and order situation is the reason behind increase in number of domestic and foreign tourists in Bihar and that the state government was serious about promoting tourism sector to boost overall economic development.
Blending spiritualism with tourism, the government is preparing a new programme to attract tourists, taking a leaf out of Italy and Saudi Arabia which are flocked by huge number of pilgrims every year.
Goa's drug-laced rave parties would be a thing of past at least this New Year as dwindling number of foreign tourists coupled with enforcement of stringent laws are proving to be a dampener for celebrations to ring in 2015.
Continuing the growth trajectory, a total of 2,968 foreign visitors availed the visa-on-arrival (VoA) scheme in Novemeber as compared to 1,824 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 62.7 per cent.
Gujarat Government is planning to construct and develop an airport at Dholavira in Kutch district, one of the two largest Harappan sites in the country and also a "paradise" for bird-watchers, to connect it to the national circuit for promoting tourism.
Foreign tourists to Goa could double to one million in the next four years thanks to the newly announced visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility that would be operational from Thursday midnight at the Dabolim international airport, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said.
Massage parlours can't be wished away in a tourist state, said Goa Police chief TN Mohan, who thinks "police raj checking everybody" would be counterproductive to an industry on which the state's economy is so dependent.
Spend a relaxing weekend in the lap of nature, nestled between aromatic cherry, peach blossoms, picturesque wetlands and gigantic but alluring rocky structures in southwest China's Kunming also known as 'City Of Eternal Spring'.
Tourism New Zealand is eyeing a massive 33 per cent growth in Indian travellers to the island Pacific nation this fiscal as it expects an influx of visitors for the World Cup Cricket it is co-hosting with Australia in February and March.