Tourism

India among fastest growing medical tourism destinations: Official

India among fastest growing medical tourism destinations: Official

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Estimating that medical tourism in the country can grow to become a $9 billion industry by 2020, a government official on Thursday said India is among the "fastest growing

Oct 12, 2017, 20:44 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar calls for meet to discuss drowning, drug abuse cases

Manohar Parrikar calls for meet to discuss drowning, drug abuse cases

The state has recently witnessed three different incidents of drowning involving four persons including two youth from a Ahmedabad based institute.

Sep 10, 2017, 20:42 PM IST
Kerala Tourism Website Comes to Limelight Yet Again

Kerala Tourism Website Comes to Limelight Yet Again

The website of Kerala Tourism has bagged more than 20 prestigious national and international awards. Seeing the potential of videos, Kerala Tourism went on to set up its own channel on YouTube as early as in 2009.

Aug 18, 2017, 13:33 PM IST

GJM protests hampering Darjeeling economy

The statehood agitation conducted by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is hampering the tourism industry in Darjeeling, and hence, its economy.

Jun 14, 2017, 12:31 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath approves draft of new industrial policy

Yogi Adityanath had gone through the key points of the 'UP Industrial Investment and Employment Promotion Policy-2017' yesterday.

Jun 09, 2017, 12:50 PM IST

Priorities of coral and coal clash in Aussie Sunshine State

As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world's biggest coal mines nearby.

May 31, 2017, 14:52 PM IST
Farooq Abdullah calls Kashmir's stone pelters 'nationalists', open to US' mediation in Indo-Pak talks

Farooq Abdullah calls Kashmir's stone pelters 'nationalists', open to US' mediation in Indo-Pak talks

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah said if India and Pakistan cannot resolve their issues, then the US should come forward and facilitate as the third party.

Apr 05, 2017, 14:25 PM IST
Art lovers MUST visit these travel spots

Art lovers MUST visit these travel spots

Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN, India representative for Celebrity Cruises, and Gursahib Singh Sethi, Co-Founder, travel app Travkart.com, suggest a few places.

Apr 05, 2017, 08:22 AM IST
Mehbooba Mufti would prefer Salman Khan as J&K brand ambassador

Mehbooba Mufti would prefer Salman Khan as J&K brand ambassador

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that the state is safe for tourists to visit as the political situation is under control.

Mar 18, 2017, 09:49 AM IST

2400cr to be invested in next 5years to promote tourism in Jammu and Kashmir

The Centre along with the Jammu and Kashmir government will be investing Rs 2400 crore over the next five years to give a boost to tourism

Feb 23, 2017, 13:33 PM IST

Budget 2017: Mixed reaction by aviation, tourism industry experts

Terming the budget as "overall, a well-balanced, pro-poor, pro-growth budget" Amber Dubey, Partner and Head (Aerospace and Defence) of KPMG in India said the announcement of select AAI airports in Tier 2 cities to be taken up for operation and maintenance in PPP mode is a development step.

Feb 01, 2017, 22:12 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi laments departments working in silos, settling disputes in courts

PM Narendra Modi laments departments working in silos, settling disputes in courts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was "essential" to understand the work the government was doing, particularly in the context of the changing world.

Jan 20, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi to address three-day National Conference in Kutch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver an inaugural address on a three-day National Conference of Central and state ministers and secretaries of Tourism, Culture and Sports in Kutch on Friday.

Jan 20, 2017, 09:22 AM IST

Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans

The strike comes as Paris is struggling to revive tourism after a string of deadly attacks, floods, and polluted air.

Dec 16, 2016, 22:15 PM IST

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.
 

Nov 18, 2016, 11:58 AM IST
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.

Nov 09, 2016, 16:15 PM IST
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.

Nov 08, 2016, 16:19 PM IST
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.

Nov 07, 2016, 21:38 PM IST
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.
 

Oct 30, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

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.

Oct 04, 2016, 12:48 PM IST