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New endeavour to promote tourism

In a unique endeavour to facilitate visits to India, the Union tourism ministry has launched a 24×7 toll free multi-lingual helpline. This relates to availability of tourist information and assistance to the visiting tourists while travelling within the country.   …

  • Asia shows exceptional growth in medical tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 26, 2016

    A market study on the global tourism market, recently published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) estimates this market to rise at an exceptional CAGR of 17.90% over the period from 2013 to 2019 and reach a value US$32.5 bn by …

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  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrates official launch in Bangkok

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrated the official launch its latest Bangkok property this week, with a lavish grand opening event at the Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel.   Held on May 19, 2016, Nisit Jansomwong, Nonthaburi Governor presided …

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  • Northern Territory allocates high budget to support tourism in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Budget 2016 continues the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to supporting the tourism industry to grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Adam Giles, said the Budget includes $20 million to build skywalks in Territory …

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  • Skywalks at Territory national parks to offer vintage view to tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Tourists will get a bird’s eye view of spectacular Outback scenery under a $20 million initiative to build adventure experiences, including skywalks, at Territory national parks. Concept plans have already been revealed for a skywalk at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National …

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  • Visitors to Alice Spring fossil sites can be part of the excavation process

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    The eight-million-year-old fossilised remains of giant wombats, crocodiles and flightless birds known collectively as megafauna will have a new lease of life with $3.97 million in Territory Government funding.     Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Adam Giles, said …

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  • Mumbai’s new food joint with a touch of technology

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Food is the epitome of luxury and fine dining the embodiment of elegance. Flavor it with a dash of technology and you get अन्नcensored! A brain child of food aficionados – Rahul Bhambri and Vivek Bhargava, अन्नcensored, a one-of-its-kind food …

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  • India scores high as a strong potential MICE destination

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) co-organized the first edition of the Global MICE Travel Mart 2016 (GMTM), the only branded EXCLUSIVE MICE Inbound Tourism platform in India at …

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  • TripAdvisor reveals 2016 summer vacation destinations

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, revealed its 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report, revealing the top 10 destinations for Indian travellers this summer based on booking interest, along with the average one-week vacation costs for hotels, airfare and meals. The seasonal …

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  • Everest records first death of the climbing season

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    Poor weather on the Everest and altitude sickness prompted death of two climbers and four Indians who had been reported missing have been declared safe and are on their way down.     There was only one member from the …

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  • Passengers make dramatic jumps from hot air balloon in Melbourne

    Published on : Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Hot air balloon rides in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay proved to be quite dramatic for nine people who were forced to make dramatic jumps on boats supplied by the Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.     The balloon ran out of …

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  • E-visa helps Malaysia to attract more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Thanks to the implementation of the electronic visa (-e-visa) from March 2015, Chinese tourist arrivals to Malaysia is picking up.   Since the e-visa was launched, 15,669 e-visa applications were received and 19,934 applications for electronic travel registration and information …

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  • Malaysian state of Sarawak hopes to double Chinese tourist arrivals

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Thanks to improved tourism facilities, Malaysian state of Sarawak is optimistic of doubling Chinese tourist arrivals this year to 20 per cent.   “Sarawak sees a 10 per cent increase in Chinese tourist arrivals, annually, but this year STB aims …

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  • WTM Asia connect receives strong support from the region

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    The World Travel Market Portfolio launched the 1-2-1 ratio pod format to facilitate business in the growing Chinese and South East Asian leisure travel markets. The event, which steps away from a traditional exhibition format, proved to be successful amongst …

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  • AI flight to Mumbai suffocates passengers

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Air India is again under the spotlight for all the wrong reason. Right after Air India flight-620 created a controversy by making an emergency landing because of fire, this time AI-317 made it to the news, by suffocating more than …

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  • Kenya take to aggressive marketing to revive tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Kenya takes to aggressive marketing initiative “Make it Kenya”, to position its destination at the top in terms of trade, tourism and investment.   The hard work of the country paid off in the 2016 Transform Mena Awards, where the …

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  • China pledges to alleviate 12 million people from poverty through tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    China has decided to use tourism as an important tool for structural reforms and economic development. Premier Li Keqiang in his opening speech at the ceremony of the First World Conference on Tourism Development held at the Great Hall of …

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  • Five-star bus route connecting to the airport was launched in Ho Chi Minh City

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    A five-star bus route between Tan Son Nhat International Airport and District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City was put into operation from May 19.   The route numbered 49 operates from 0:00 am to 11:45 pm, making 43 trips …

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  • Regal Hongkong Hotel celebrates Father’s Day

    Published on : Thursday, May 19, 2016

    It is always right to treat Dad with the best delicacies in town. Father’s Day is one of the best chances to do so. Warm celebrations at Regal Hongkong Hotel include a 4-course Father’s Day menu at Alto 88, tradition …

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  • TripAdvisor lists choice landmarks in India

    Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    TripAdvisor®the travel planning and booking site,  announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Landmarks. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over …

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  • Goa to give free access to tourists inside central Jail

    Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Goa’s Aguada central jail in Sinquerim, is about to be refurbished and transformed into a tourist hotspot in near future.  Darashaw & Co Pvt Ltd is helping to develop the project.   The Aguada jail was established in the Portuguese …

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