Domestic tourists inflow increases in Rajasthan by eight percent
Domestic tourists inflow increases in Rajasthan by eight percent

 Domestic tourists inflow in Rajasthan has increased by eight percent this year, indicating a good start of the tourism season in the desert state, authorities said today.

Kolkata worst in terms of sanitation facilities: Survey

'City of Joy' Kolkata, a major tourist magnet, has been ranked worst in terms of sanitation facilities for tourists, according to a survey.

Estonia expects rise in number of tourists from India

 European country Estonia is expecting the number of tourists from India to go up and also planning to boost bilateral trade and commerce ties.

Shimla's water ATM goes out of order

Less than three months after its installation, a drinking water ATM here, the first in Himachal Pradesh, has been lying defunct for almost a week, locals said Wednesday.

Thailand to give tourists `safety` wristbands

 Thailand on Tuesday announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers. 

Heavy cancellation from Kolkata for Kashmir tours

Thousands of tourists who had planned their Durga Puja vacation in the Kashmir Valley next month are now rushing to cancel their trips due to the devastating floods in the state.

Profile of Israeli tourists visiting India is changing: Envoy

The profile of Israeli tourists visiting India is changing and more families from the country are arriving here, Israel`s Mumbai Consul General David Akov said here on Saturday.

Asians most addicted to gadgets on holiday; Thais on top

Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.

Indonesia boat with foreigners sinks; 15 missing

A boat carrying foreign tourists sank in central Indonesia, leaving 15 people missing, officials said on Sunday.

Rise in tourists from Bangladesh to India

Bangladesh continued to top the list of six neighbouring countries in terms of number of foreign tourists arriving in India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Multilingual helpline for tourists

Government will be setting up a multilingual helpline by March next year to provide tourism related information and local assistance to foreigners visiting the country.

China military bases threatened by luxury villas, fake tourists: State media

The security of Chinese military bases is being threatened by illegally built high-rise buildings, and in one case villas built inside a base, and fake tourists seeking access to sensitive sites to spy, state media said on Wednesday.

Tourists forced to dig deep into their pockets in Brazil

Bikinis and Havaianas flip flops aside, tourists are being forced to dig deep into their wallets in the city of soccer and sand with the average to high-end hotels, reportedly on FIFA`s instructions, charging three times the normal tariffs and raking in the maximum moolah during the World Cup.

11 tourists killed, 45 injured in Himachal bus accident

At least 11 tourists were killed and 45 others injured when a private bus skidded off the road and rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Sirmaur district Monday evening, police said.

Brazil wins on hospitality, loses on traffic: Report

Foreign World Cup tourists say they are impressed with the hospitality of their host country despite finding fault with services and transport, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported Sunday.

`India is one country foreigners want to visit`

Ukranian ballroom dance expert Maksim Chmerkovskiy is on his maiden visit to the country as the first international judge of reality TV show `Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa`. He believes India`s "exotic appeal" and the "positivity" of its people attracts foreigners, and he is sure he`ll take back "a lot" upon his return.

Substandard lodges in pilgrim centres asked to shut down

Cracking down on substandard lodges in this town attracting devotees and tourists from the country and abroad, Rameswaram Municipality has ordered closure of 10 lodges and directed households not to function as "boarding premises".

Bangalore firm to launch experiential travel for Goa tourists

Bangalore-based Champions Group is aiming to bring in `experiential luxury travel` in Goa, a concept that is picking up worldwide in tourism, a company official said today.

Salvador to stage World Cup carnival

Brazil`s northeastern city of Salvador will stage an out-of-season Carnival in a bid to attract tourists during this year`s World Cup, the media reported.

`Develop Keshopur Chhamb sanctuary as tourist destination`

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday asked the forest department to expedite the work for developing Keshopur Chhamb Bird Sanctuary as a tourist destination.