Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

India votes Switzerland as its Favourite Destination

India has chosen Switzerland, the land symbolised by its splendid glaciers,lakes and magnificent beauty, as its favourite foreign destination. The votingwas conducted by Lonely Planet as a part of their maiden travel awards. Themagazine announced their first travel awards at a glitzy event in New Delhi.Voting...

May 25th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Air India introduces through baggage check-in facility to Macau

Recognizing the growing traffic to Macau from India and the absence of direct air connectivity between the two destinations, Air India, as part of its initiatives to offer passengers upgraded services and a world class experience with the airline has announce that it has entered into through baggage...

May 2nd, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Spain to HostWorld Tourism day 2012

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain on 27 September 2012. Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer...

March 21st, 2012 | Default, Featured, Tourism | Read More

Disabled assert their right

Two disabled persons have joined hands with a group of NGOs and individuals to make air travel convenient for the physically challenged. Jeeja Ghosh and Anjlee Agarwal hope that intervention at the policy level would put an end to harassment to disabled passengers by airline staff. Ghosh, who works for...

March 20th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Kerala Tourism Website wins National Award for the 5th time

Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism wins the National Tourism award for its website for the fifth time in the last ten years. Kerala Tourism announced that it would roll out a new set of userfriendly mobile-based applications very soon. State Tourism Minister Shri A P Anil Kumar received the prestigious award...

March 20th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Tourist arrivals to pick up; footfall to touch 100 crores by end 2012

There is hope for International Tourism picking up in year 2012. Arrival of tourists grew by over 4% in 2011 to 9800 lakhs, as per the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With growth expected to continue in 2012, at a somewhat slower rate, international tourist arrivals are on track to reach the milestone...

February 26th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Honey,jamaica is calling you!

Are you looking for the best honeymoon destination, honey? Then why not Jamaica? Jamaica was a big winner at the prestigious 2011 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony, held early this year at Katara Cultural Village in Doha, Qatar. In addition to winning the award for World’s Leading Honeymoon...

February 25th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Army prison to be tourism spot

MP Tourism is going the whole hog to boost tourism industry in the state. In a bid to woo tourists to the so far unknown tourist spots in the city, the state government is now focusing on Kushalgarh Fort in Indore. Built in 14th century, the fort was first used as a prison. The commander of Devi Ahilya...

February 25th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Gay travelers: Foreign cos., plan shops in India

With India becoming a favoured destination among gay travellers, many international gay travel agencies are keen to open shop in India to cater to this niche travel segment

February 24th, 2012 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Tourism: India on global tapping spree; marketing officials in Russia, Brazil…

In a bid to augument inbound tourism volume, Government of India is targeting to tap potential markets globally starting with Russia. Towards this end Tourism Market officials will be appointed in several countries. This comes on the heel of Commerce Ministry’s effort on tapping new markets for...

February 24th, 2012 | Tourism | Read More
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