Special train to start between Mumbai-Goa by year end: Suresh Prabhu

A special train connecting Mumbai to Goa would start by end of this year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said.

Well-maintained toilets needed to boost tourism

Kolkata: The authorities should focus on constructing well-maintained toilets beside highways to boost tourism in India.

Website to promote Rajasthani handicrafts

 E-commerce website Snapdeal.com has joined hands with Rajasthan Small Industries Corp (RAJSICO) for online promotion and selling of the state's traditional handicrafts.

Nine percent increase in tourists in Rajasthan
Nine percent increase in tourists in Rajasthan

 A nine per cent increase was registered this year in the footfall of tourists in Rajasthan, best known for forts and palaces, with the French being the most among foreigners visiting the state.

Visa-on-arrival registers over 62 percent growth

 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 govt plans airport at Dholavira in Kutch: Tourism Minister
Gujarat govt plans airport at Dholavira in Kutch: Tourism Minister

 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 will double in Goa with visa on arrival: Minister

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.

Goa top cop 'ashamed' at corruption in police force

Goa Police chief TN Mohan on Wednesday said he was "ashamed" at the "unacceptable levels of corruption" in the force.

Goa's massage parlours here to stay

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.

Domestic tourists inflow increases in Rajasthan by eight percent
Domestic tourists inflow increases in Rajasthan by eight percent

 Domestic tourists inflow in Rajasthan has increased by eight percent this year, indicating a good start of the tourism season in the desert state, authorities said today.

Spend a weekend in China's 'City of Eternal Spring'
Spend a weekend in China's 'City of Eternal Spring'

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'.

Expecting World Cup windfall, NZ tourism eyes 33% more Indians
Expecting World Cup windfall, NZ tourism eyes 33% more Indians

 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.

Kerala films on 'responsible tourism' shown in London
Kerala films on 'responsible tourism' shown in London

 The UN World Tourism Organisation unveiled three short films from Kerala to promote the state's 'Responsible Tourism' initiative at the world's biggest travel and tourism trade event in London.

E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week

The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan.

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Estonia expects rise in number of tourists from India

 European country Estonia is expecting the number of tourists from India to go up and also planning to boost bilateral trade and commerce ties.

Therapeutic sand bath at Merzouga, Morocco
Therapeutic sand bath at Merzouga, Morocco

As the morning sun rises over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, men and women dig holes for tourists who want to bury themselves in the sand. Decades ago, tribal nomads settled here, living a traditional desert existence that has now had to adapt to changing circumstance.

'Goa must screen tourists for Ebola virus'

Goa must screen entry of foreign tourists in order to keep the deadly Ebola virus at bay, Leader of Opposition Pratapsing Rane said on Tuesday.

Ramtek will be developed as tourist hub: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday promised to develop Ramtek town as a world class tourist centre to attract travellers from across the world.

Eiffel Tower's new glass floor aims to turn heads

A much-anticipated facelift of the Eiffel Tower will be unveiled Monday with a new glass floor to dizzy the millions of tourists who flock to Paris's best-known landmark every year.