Kerala tourism body for redress of new liquor policy

Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), a society of tourism stakeholders has planned to seek legal redress of the state's recently announced liquor policy that envisages total prohibition in the next 10 years, an official said on Tuesday.

Tourists do not visit Kerala to drink: Congress

Foreign tourists do not visit Kerala to only consume liquor, state Congress president VM Sudheeran said Monday, hitting back at those who have said that the tourism industry would be the worst affected by the new liquor policy that aims at total prohibition in a decade.

Kerala: Laser show worth 3.5 cr introduced to boost tourism

Laser show worth 3.5 cr has been introduced in Kochi in Kerala to boost tourism.

Damian Lewis fronts Welsh tourism campaign
Damian Lewis fronts Welsh tourism campaign

Stars including Damian Lewis, Matthew Rhys and Katherine Jenkins have taken part in a commercial to promote tourism in Wales.

MTDC to focus on Mumbai, Aurangabad, wildlife and beaches, says Jagdish Patil

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) plans to pep up their tourism industry by focusing more on the wildlife, heritage and beaches in and around Maharashtra.

Kerala to study 'Gujarat model' of dry state

With Kerala deciding to close all the 730 bars to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, Tourism Minister AP Anil Kumar on Wednesday said they would study Gujarat model of a dry state for tourists.

Mahila Congress protests against Arun Jaitley`s "small rape incident" remark

Scores of Mahila Congress workers staged protest against Union Minister Arun Jaitley`s "small rape incident" remark and demanded an apology saying he has insulted the entire female fraternity of the country.

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday.

Ten foreigners, five locals missing as Indonesia tour boat sinks

Ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing on Sunday after a boat sank between islands in the east of the country, while 10 others had been rescued, search and rescue officials said.

India, Seychelles to boost tourism

India and Seychelles have agreed to create a forum of tour operators and have deliberated on the possibility of direct flights to promote trade and tourism between the two nations.

Several tourism plans for Mathura: Hema Malini

Several plans are in the pipeline to tap the tourism potential of Mathura, actress-turned- politician and local MP Hema Malini said on Sunday.

Reckless remarks have dented Goa`s image: Tourism industry

Goa ministers` remarks on banning biknis and demanding a Hindu nation have "really damaged" the state`s reputation as a safe beach destination, said tourism industry stakeholders.

Australia emerging as hot tourist spot for Indians

Australia is emerging as a hot tourist spot for Indian travellers with latest data showing an increase of over 19 per cent in tourists arrivals from the country during January-May this year as compared to the same period last year.

Goa tourism minister wants to control pub culture

Pub culture will not be promoted and must be controlled because it often leads to "unwanted things", Union Minister of State for Tourism (independent charge) Shripad Naik said Saturday.

Nepal warns using choppers above mountains

Nepal`s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has restricted the flying and takeoff of choppers above the base camp areas of all mountains in the Himalayan country, officials said on Sunday.

Rs 125 cr tourism projects to be implemented in Puducherry

As many as 25 tourism development projects would be launched by Puducherry Government during the current fiscal at a total outlay of Rs 125 crore, Tourism Minister P Rajavelu said today.

Tourist arrivals up in Nepal

Nepal`s overall tourist arrivals by air have increased by six per cent to 51,105 in May 2014 as compared to the same period last year but the number of Indian visitors decreased by seven per cent to 18,720, according to official figures released today.

World Bank, local officials discuss scope for Agra improvement

The development of Agra in general and of tourism facilities in the city in particular was the main agenda of a two-day meeting between representatives of World Bank and local officials here led by Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar.

AP CM Naidu allocates berths, keeps Energy, Industry & Tourism

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has kept portfolios of Energy, Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce and Tourism among others with himself while allocating berths to Ministers on Wednesday.

UP law & order situation to affect inbound tourism: Assocham

Deteriorating law and order situation and incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh, reverberating in the global media, will leave an adverse impact on the tourism sector of the country, an Assocham report has said.