Gadkari no to casinos, wants Ramdev, Sri Sri to enter tourism

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday cleared that casinos are not welcome in the country while he pitched that organisations doing "good work" like Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali group and Sri Sri Ravishankar's 'Art of Living' should create facilities at the over 1,300 islands, which are to be opened up for tourism across the country.

How many tourists visit Goa? Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has no answer

How many tourists visit Goa? Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has no answer

Even as state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar claimed that 90 percent of the passengers arriving on Goa's Dabolim airport are tourists, legislators from both ruling and opposition parties benches cornered him for not being able to furnish adequate visitors' data from AAI.

Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels

After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital's deserted streets. Their secret weapon? Cats.

Transylvania is Lonely Planet's top vacation destination for 2016

Transylvania is Lonely Planet's top vacation destination for 2016

Ten regions will gain in popularity, starting with Transylvania in Romania.

Arun Jaitley stresses on need to make India low-cost, modern infra tourist destination

Arun Jaitley stresses on need to make India low-cost, modern infra tourist destination

India should aim to attract seven crore tourists annually, up from 70 lakh at present, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday while stressing on the need to make the country a low-cost tourist destination with modern infrastructure and a larger number of inbound flights.

Mexico `outraged` over Egypt tourist killings

 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto expressed his nation`s "outrage" at the killing of eight tourists by Egyptian security forces as his foreign minister arrived in Cairo Wednesday demanding an urgent inquiry into the "unjustified attack".

Mexico demands probe into Egypt's 'accidental airstrike'

Mexico demanded Egypt launch a "swift and in-depth" investigation into the "accidental airstrike" on tourists including 15 Mexicans.

Beijing to host World Leisure Congress in 2020

Beijing will host the World Leisure Congress in 2020 to build itself a world tourism and leisure centre, Beijing's tourism development commission announced Saturday.

North East Festival to focus on tourism

North East Festival to focus on tourism

To be held in October here, the third edition of the North East Festival -- with tourism as the main focus -- will have many attractions including football and music.

There's uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' – find out why

There's uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' – find out why

Its ski slopes are considered among the best in India while its stunning views are a magnet for hikers, horse riders and paragliders in the summer.

Tourism officials say Washington had a record year in 2014

Washington drew a record 20.2 million visitors last year, with increases in international and domestic visitors, tourism officials announced on Monday.

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

 South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia`s fourth-largest economy.

Kerala tourism unfazed by campaign against stray dog culling

Undaunted by an online campaign urging boycott of Kerala over its recent decision to cull dangerous stray dogs, the government on Friday said doing away with such stray animals would only make the state more 'tourist-friendly'.

130 stranded tourists rescued in Leh

The authorities rescued 130 tourists stranded on the Leh-Manali road in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir overnight, police said on Thursday.

Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

Of homestays and collecting mushrooms in the wild

If you want to stay in a family inn or in a home in a rural area and want to pluck vegetables and eat buckwheat dishes, visit this southeastern prefecture-level city in the Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as Another Switzerland in Tibet.

SeaWorld staffer allegedly spied on animal rights group

US theme park SeaWorld has suspended an employee who allegedly infiltrated the animal rights group PETA -- but activists denounced the move as cosmetic and said they could unmask more spies.

UK wants to review Tunisia travel warning: Envoy

Britain wants to review its travel advisory on Tunisia "as soon as possible", after urging its tourists to leave over fears of another deadly attack, London's ambassador said on Tuesday.

Tunisia PM warns of repercussions over British warning

Tunisia`s prime minister said he would telephone British counterpart David Cameron Friday to respond to his government`s advice that the North African nation was unsafe for holidays, threatening unspecified repercussions.

UK advises British tourists to leave Tunisia: Ministry

Britain on Thursday advised its nationals in Tunisia to leave, warning local authorities could not provide "adequate protection" after last month`s beach massacre that left 30 Britons dead.

PM's foreign visits have boosted tourism: Mahesh Sharma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits to other nations have led to a rise in foreign tourists travelling to India, union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Wednesday.