India

  • India emerging as medical tourism hub with latest medical technologies at affordable costs

    Published on : Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Latest medical technologies at hospitals across India at lower costs are contributing greatly towards the country emerging as a premier medical tourism hub of the world.   Treatment provided in India from accredited facilities at par with any developed country …

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  • Positive Growth registered in both Domestic and Foreign Tourist visits during 2016

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    Market Research Division of Indian Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governments and UT Administrations. Following are the salient features of the compilation …

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  • World Bank group and Airbnb signs partnership to boost rural tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    Airbnb and The World Bank group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of the developing economies.   With an aim to boost rural tourism, community-driven hospitality company Airbnb announced their …

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  • New endeavour to promote tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    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.   …

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  • Motorcycle tourism gaining popularity in India

    Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017

    Motorcycle tourism is becoming a niche segment in India with a growing number of bike enthusiasts preferring their bikes for exploring places. RebelRides, a luxury bike rental company venture, was launched recently by Akash Sachdev and Harsh Asher, whose passion …

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  • International visitors generated record $9.8 billion revenue to NSW economy

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the results reflected the continued success of the NSW Government’s hard work to drive overseas visitation.   “Sydney continues to lead all Australian capital cities as the most popular destination for …

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  • Top 7 ‘instaworthy’ landmark destinations around the world

    Published on : Monday, June 5, 2017

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but if you could only take one picture while visiting some of the most documented destinations around the world, what would it be? To help you capture that perfect shot, Booking.com, …

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  • Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism with India as a major market source

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Jordan is working on utilizing its existing assets, zoning in on its heritage, culture, gastronomy, adventure and infrastructure with tourism campaigns designed to attract tourists to Jordan. The tourism sector in Jordan acts as the driver of sustainable economic development …

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  • Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in April 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Indian Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of RBI.   The FEEs of 2016 and …

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  • Rank of India Improves in International Tourist Arrivals

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. The UNWTO in its barometer ranks countries in terms of their ITAs. So far only the figures of …

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  • India: 23.5% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Indian Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).   The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs …

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  • Automation helping manage the aviation industry’s soaring travel in India

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    With the summer break currently underway in India, travel is high on the agenda for vacationers who are gearing up to reach their favourite destinations. A Yatra.com annual survey, found nearly 90% of respondents planning a summer vacation this year, …

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  • 686,299 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines in March

    Published on : Monday, May 8, 2017

    686,299 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines in March. The seat load factor of the flights amounted to an average of 74.8%. The number of passengers grew by 51.4 percent, but this spectacular growth is largely due to the fact that …

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  • India improves its rank on Travel and Tourism Competitive Index 2017

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    India has improved its rankings on the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index 2017, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Swacchh Bharat Mission. Union minister for culture and tourism, Mahesh Sharma, said on a statement that greater cleanliness in and …

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  • India opening its doors for medical tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Low cost medical treatment available in India isn’t something new for tourists from other countries. Attracted by India’s world-class healthcare facilities at affordable price, more and more patients from abroad are flying down to avail medical facilities, which are too …

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  • Eco-tourism gaining popularity in India

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    In the last two years, the eco-tourism sector of India has shown a considerable amount of growth. A growing number of states are taking to green tourism for marketing their natural heritage.   The sole purpose of eco-tourism is to …

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  • Andhra Expects Tourism to Attract Investments, Generate jobs

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The state government of the south Indian state, Andhra Pradesh, has identified tourism as one of the major sectors to attract investments and generate employment.   Several tourism MoUs were signed during the CII partnership summit held earlier this year …

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  • Oman Tourism Ministry eases visa process for tourists from India, China, Russia and Iran

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    In a bid to ease visa procedures for tourists from India, China, Russia and Iran, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) Oman, has signed an agreement with the Royal Oman Police (ROP). The agreement was signed in Dec, 2016.   The …

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  • Top 8 honeymoon destinations from Booking.com

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Of all the vacations you’ll ever take, your honeymoon is probably the most anticipated and ambitious. Whether you’re planning a luxurious beach stay or a nature-filled adventure, newlyweds look to experience that once-in-a-lifetime escape.   To help newlyweds plan the …

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  • Israel Ministry of Tourism launches advertising campaign in India

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Israel Ministry of Tourism launched their first advertising campaign for 2017 highlighting some of Israel’s sites and attractions – the modern city of Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Baha’i Gardens in the port city of Haifa, the holy city …

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