'Baby', 'Bang Bang' boost tourism in Abu Dhabi
'Baby', 'Bang Bang' boost tourism in Abu Dhabi

 Superstar Akshay Kumar-starrer "Baby" and Hrithik Roshan's "Bang Bang" have encouraged tourism in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, according to its Film Commission.

Tourism industry alarmed over new South African visa policy

South Africa on Monday rolled out tough new visa regulations requiring children travelling into the country to carry unabridged birth certificates, a move that industry experts predict will badly damage the tourism sector.

Telangana all set to create its tourism brand

 Telangana is planning to spend Rs 350 crore in the next 3-4 years to strengthen infrastructure here as it aims at brand building to attract tourists to the country's youngest state.

Nepal may extend Everest climbing permits after earthquake

Nepal may allow hundreds of mountaineers forced to quit their Everest expeditions last month due to an earthquake-triggered avalanche to use their $11,000 climbing permits next year, an official said Friday.

Nepal observes Everest Day to revive tourism

Seeking to revive its tourism sector hit by last month's devastating earthquake, Nepal on Friday observed the International Everest Day marking the conquest of the world's highest peak by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa, 62 years ago.

South Africa brings in tough entry rules for children to curb trafficking

South Africa will impose tough new entry rules for minors from Monday aimed at preventing child trafficking, which airlines and travel agents say could hurt the important tourism industry.

Israel to cooperate with Rajasthan in water management

After having partnered with Rajasthan government in the agriculture sector, Israel is looking forward to help the state in the field of water management and tourism.

London receives record foreign tourists in 2014
London receives record foreign tourists in 2014

London has received record number of foreign visitors last year with 17.4 million tourists pouring into the UK capital, a new survey reported today.

Pleasant weather in Kashmir, light rain expected

It was a partly sunny morning here on Wednesday and the local Met Office has forecast light rain at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ranjit Sagar Dam to be developed as gateway to JK's tourism:CM
Ranjit Sagar Dam to be developed as gateway to JK's tourism:CM

 Asserting that Ranjit Sagar Dam has tremendous potential to come up as a major tourist attraction, Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today said the area will be developed as the "gateway" of Jammu and Kashmir's "leisure tourism".

Bollywood can act as Kashmir tourism's ambassador: Mufti
Bollywood can act as Kashmir tourism's ambassador: Mufti

 Perceptions about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir were fast changing in a positive manner, and the return of Bollywood can make a huge difference to the state, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said on Sunday.

Goa govt launches hot air balloon, amphibious vehicle

Adding attractions to its tourism portfolio, the Goa government on Saturday launched hot air balloon and amphibious vehicles in the picturesque state of beaches.

Germany passes disputed Autobahn toll

The German Parliament passed on Friday a law to charge foreign motorists for using the country`s famed Autobahn network, drawing angry reactions from neighbouring states and threats of legal action.

Nepal visit not for tourism, to oversee quake relief: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said he failed to understand why he was advised not to go to Nepal to meet earthquake victims, saying he wanted to go there not on a tour, but to oversee relief work after the calamity.

Quake hits tourist arrival in Darjeeling

The Nepal earthquake and subsequent tremors which shook north Bengal last week have led to cancellations of hotel bookings in Darjeeling by many visitors who were planning a trip to the hill station during the peak tourist season.

J&K CM to visit Gujarat to promote tourism

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed visit the city tomorrow to promote tourism industry of his state, said an official statement.

J-K Travel Mart to be organised in Srinagar on May 16-18
J-K Travel Mart to be organised in Srinagar on May 16-18

 Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department will organise a travel mart next month for attracting tourists to the state, after the sector took a hit due to threat of floods early this month and the deluge last year.

Get away to Gulmarg to experience nature's glory

If you want to experience Nature in all its glory, plan a trip to Gulmarg, Kashmir.

UK tourist complains of modesty outrage
UK tourist complains of modesty outrage

 A 20-year-old British tourist has alleged that a taxi driver outraged her modesty at a hotel here, the police said today.

India, France enhance cooperation in culture, heritage conservation, tourism

India and France on Friday sought to strengthen cooperation in areas of culture, heritage conservation, tourism as well as people to people contacts.