Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Tourist arrivals up in May 2011

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during May 2011 in India was 3.69 lakh, as compared to FTAs of 3.45 lakh during May 2010 and 3.05 lakh in May 2009. There has been a growth of 7% in May 2011 over May 2010, as compared to a growth of 13 %in May 2010 over May 2009. FTAs during the period January-May 2011...

June 14th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Tourism needs to be a developed as a means for livelihood

Minister for Tourism in Kerala A.P Anil Kumar has said that more experiments should be made to discover the everlasting possibilities in tourism sector in the s t a t e . H e w a s i n a u g u r a t i n g a symposium on tourism organized by the state tourism department and KITS in Trivandrum. Tourism...

June 13th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Responsible Tourism needs validation

Harold Goodwin, the Englishman leading the Responsible Tourism movement worldwide, has a good impression about Malayalis. ”In Kerala the wonderful thing is when you people say something you mean what you say,” he says. But when it comes to Responsible Tourism, Goodwin is not for exempting...

June 13th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Tourism in India to steam ahead

The tourism sector in India is quite lucrative and a crucial one for the country’s economy. It contributes significantly to the country’s GDP and provides rampant employment, directly and indirectly throughout the nation. Domestic tourism is the backbone of Indian tourism sector, driven by...

June 13th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Karan Johar goodwill envoy for Brit

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar was appointed the goodwill ambassador of Britain’s national tourism agency VisitBritain’s global ‘Britain You’re Invited’ campaign. . ‘Britain has a certain soul that film cannot capture. You have to be there to experience it. No matter...

June 13th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Skimply dressed tourists are not welcome in Goan temples

A ban is imposed in Goa on foreign tourists who defile temple traditions in some temples, in the wake of protests by worshippers of the State. Officials at the Mahalasa Narayani temple in Mardol, 20 Km from the state capital Panaji, said they had taken the decision because of complaints from worshippers...

June 13th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

IIFA in Toronto with glitz and glamour

When the Indian International Film Academy rolls into Toronto in late June, it’s going to bring more than just three days of South Asian glitz and glamour to the city. Expected to generate millions of dollars for the tourism industry, the IIFAs will also expose Toronto to the people of India and...

June 13th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

April for “People and Culture”

Under Sri Lanka Tourism’s Refreshingly Sri Lanka thematic celebrations – April is dedicated to People and Culture. It is in April that the mood in Sri Lanka goes truly traditional. The harvest is brought in and the granaries are full. Birds make the mating call and in the villages the Koha’s...

May 15th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Tourism: IATA S Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) praised South Africa for its strategic focus on tourism as a key driver in the nation’s New Growth Path plan. IATA urged the government to use joined-up policy thinking and take key measures to bolster its air transport sector to achieve the 235,000...

May 15th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Take heart tourists, picturesque Ladakh reopened

Jammu and Kashmir’s strategic Srinagar-Leh national highway was re-opened for vehicular traffic Monday after remaining closed for nearly six months due to heavy snowfall in the Zojilla Pass. The Pass connects the cold desert Ladakh region of the state with the rest of the country. The highway was...

May 14th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More
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