Revival of tourism Uttarakhand​ govt's top priority: Harish Rawat

Flagging revival of tourism which was hit hard by 2013 flash floods as his top priority, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said a number of initiatives have been taken by the state government to give the message of a safe Uttarakhand to the outside world so that the tourism industry in the state could be put back on track.

Nepal to upgrade forecasts, station doctors on Everest

Nepal will station doctors on Mount Everest and upgrade weather forecasting systems on popular trekking and climbing routes after a snowstorm and avalanches killed dozens last year, officials said Monday.

A different tourism: Voyages to degradation, exploitation

Tourism normally entails travel for relaxation or leisure, to some scenic spot or a place celebrated for its cultural heritage - and generates some splendid literature.

God's Own Country, Kerala continues to be a huge tourist draw
God's Own Country, Kerala continues to be a huge tourist draw

 Kerala continues to be the most preferred destination for domestic as well as international tourists, a Kerala Tourism official said here today.

Agra gears up for Taj Mahotsav
Agra gears up for Taj Mahotsav

Undeterred by the swine flue scare, people in Agra are in full celebratory mood ahead of the 10-day annual cultural extravaganza Taj Mahotsav which commences here Wednesday at the Shilpgram complex, barely 500 metres from the Taj Mahal.

Defence urges acquittal of 'lifesaving' Concordia skipper

Lawyers defending Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino called Monday for his acquittal on manslaughter charges, saying their client may have saved many lives in the 2012 disaster.

Up in the air, underground - surprise yourself in New Zealand (Travelogue)
Up in the air, underground - surprise yourself in New Zealand (Travelogue)

Auckland, Feb 8 (IANS) "You bungee jumped? You?" Yes I did!

PM Modi to visit France in April; invites French companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited French companies to take advantage of "Make in India" programme in various sectors while pointing out the liberalised FDI regime in India.

Kerala eyes over 10% growth in tourist arrivals in 2015
Kerala eyes over 10% growth in tourist arrivals in 2015

Kerala is eyeing over 10 per cent growth this year in tourist arrivals for which the state tourism board has lined up several new attractions like spice route, project Muziris, among others.

Explore Siena, a land of races, contradas and saints
Explore Siena, a land of races, contradas and saints

Even in a few hours there's a lot to learn about Siena, known for it's famous horse race Il Palio, discovers Avril-Ann Braganza

To boost tourism, Philippines mulling lifting visa requirement for Indians

With the aim to attract more tourists from India, the Philippines authorities are considering lifting visa requirements for Indians on an experimental basis for a year.

West Bengal to build better roads to attract tourists

West Bengal is giving priority to improving the infrastructure and roads to boost the tourist footfalls in the state by 10 percent in the next five years, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

What makes a tourist guide good?
What makes a tourist guide good?

Don't you just hate it when on your first trip to a foreign land (which you may never visit again), your tour guide tries to hurry you through a museum you're deeply interested in? 

Goa's reputation unaffected by controversies: Minister

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.

Fire guts Ethiopian hotel made famous by 'Scoop'

Fire has badly damaged a historic hotel in Ethiopia`s capital made famous as the setting for Evelyn Waugh`s 1938 satirical novel "Scoop".

Los Angeles sets records for tourists, passengers at LAX

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.

Improved law and order behind increase in tourism: Jitan Ram Manjhi

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.

Govt to use 'Spiritual Tourism' to attract visitors

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.

Rave parties in Goa lose lustre due to dip in tourist arrivals
Rave parties in Goa lose lustre due to dip in tourist arrivals

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.

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.