Dr Subhash Chandra, Vasundhara Raje attend Rajasthan Diwas celebrations

Essel group chairman, Dr Subhash Chandra and CM of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje attended Rajasthan Diwas celebrations in Jaipur.

Jihadist chief killed as thousands march in Tunisia

Tunisia said it killed the leader of the jihadists accused of organising the massacre at its national museum, as thousands took to the streets Sunday in a march against extremism.

Crimea plans to launch own airline

Authorities in Crimea said Saturday they plan to set up an airline to facilitate connections with Russia and encourage tourism in the picturesque Black Sea peninsula, a year after the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Moscow.

Centre to start cruise tourism in coastal states

 To tap tourism potential across 7,500-km long coastal belt in the country, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that the government will start cruise tourism in coastal states.

Cruise companies suspend stopovers in Tunis after attack

Two cruise companies whose passengers were among the victims of a deadly attack on a Tunis museum on Thursday suspended stopovers in the city.

France's tasty diplomacy: Dinner by 1,300 chefs worldwide

French dishes and diplomacy joined forces on Thursday in a worldwide initiative involving 1,300 chefs cooking dinners "a la francaise" to promote France`s fabled cuisine.

Year 2015 being observed as 'Visit India Year' in China

 The year 2015 is being observed as the "Visit India Year" in China, Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Chinese tour groups to Hong Kong slide amid protests

The number of mainland Chinese tour groups visiting Hong Kong plunged about 80 percent in early March as rising anti-mainland sentiment and a series of protests deterred many from crossing the border, underscoring a deepening divide between both sides. 

World Cup, Olympics can bring fireworks or fizzle for tourism
World Cup, Olympics can bring fireworks or fizzle for tourism

Global sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympics can be a powerful shot in the arm for tourism but the effects can vanish soon after the fans` cheers fall silent.

78 percent Indian women consider India safe to travel
78 percent Indian women consider India safe to travel

A majority of Indian women of various age-groups across the country feel India is a safe place to travel, reads a survey.

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