Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Makalu Base Camp Trek

John Paul Van Der Woerd from Amsterdam had trekked to Kanchenjunga in 2007. He returned to Nepal again this year in November, to try another challenging trek to the base of the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu at 8475m. Though it was a difficult and challenging trek, John along with three...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Europe hotel prices jump for this New Year

For the New Year’s Eve weekend report, cities across Europe such as Prague (268 percent increase), Edinburgh (196 percent increase), Venice (130 percent increase) and Amsterdam (119 percent increase) have significantly increased hotel prices compared to their average price for December. The UK...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

‘Good Tourism’ Launched in Yanoda, China

UNESCO’s Funds-in-Trust Project named “Good Tourism” was launched in Yanoda, a Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone in Hainan province, China on December 3, 2011. “Inspired by the ‘Rise of Good Tourism’ session during the PATA 60th Anniversary & Conference, UNESCO has initiated the project...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ programme announced by Union Minister for Tourism

Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has outlined several new initiatives for the programme Hunar Se Rozgar Tak (HSR) during the 12th Five-Year Plan. This information was provided by Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Minister for Tourism, while addressing the meeting of the Consultative Committee of...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Featured, Tourism | Read More

India wins global awards at WTM 2011

India stole the limelight at the World Tourism Mart 2011 in London by winning two global awards — World’s Leading Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Board. Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Tourism, Government of India received the awards from Graham E Cooke, President and Founder, World...

November 22nd, 2011 | Default, News, Tourism | Read More

Kashmir Valley – Tourism Highest in 25 Years

With militant attacks significantly down, Jammu and Kashmir – known as paradise on earth in popular imagination – is attracting tourists again. The number of tourists this year has reached more than a million, the largest figure during the two decades of militancy. “It is a golden autumn in...

November 21st, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Foreign tourist arrivals in India highest in October

India records 5.63 lakh foreign tourist arrivals in October Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the month of October 2011 grew by 11 per cent (5.63 lakh) this year as compared to October 2010 (5.07 lakh). The growth rate of 11.0 per cent in October 2011 is higher than 8.7 per cent growth rate observed...

November 21st, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Milford Sound, New Zealand

According to many, Milford Sound is one of the best destinations in the world. Travelers come to explore the fjord on boats – many boat tours leave from Queenstown, which is the closest major city to Milford Sound. Hikers can reach the Sound via the Milfor Track, one of the most popular hiking trails.

November 21st, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Himachal Pradesh govt. plans Beautification for Shimla

In an effort to increase tourist footfalls to its verdant green hillscape, Government of Himachal Pradesh is all set to execute Rs 70- crore beautification plan for the capital city Shimla. The new plan envisages development of parks, landscaping, streetscaping and the setting up of other facilities...

November 21st, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Kingfisher passengers stranded due unpaid fuel bills

According to a news item appeared in ‘The Hindu’, hundreds of Kingfisher passengers were left stranded in major cities on Thursday evening when the airline cancelled several flights following stoppage of aviation fuel supply. Hundreds of Kingfisher passengers were left stranded in Delhi and in major...

October 27th, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More
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