religious tourism

  • Indonesia instructs Palestinians about Religious Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    11 Palestinian archaeological experts will receive a 11 day training as confirmed by the Indonesian Foreign Minister. The International Training Workshop on Tourism and Antiquities for Palestinians took place in Yogyakarta and Magelang in Central Java, near the world-famous Borobudur …

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  • Religious tourism in Saudi Arabia expected to increase 30%

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    In Saudi Arabia, Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services has recently seen growth in the country’s tourism sector during the Umrah season.   This was evident from the occupancy rates …

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  • Jordan’s religious tourism shines, witnesses’ arrival of 7,554 visitors to Southern Mazar shrines

    Published on : Friday, May 6, 2016

    Jordan’s religious tourism has recorded an increase with the number of visitors to the shrines and tombs of Prophet Mohammad’s companions in the Southern Mazar District, 140 kilometers south of Amman, climbing to 7,554 in April. The religious significance of …

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  • Religious tourism conference participants impressed by Palestine tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 19, 2015

    The Palestinian Authority hasn’t applied for full membership to the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and is still an observer member, says UNWTO secretary-general, Talab al-Rifai.   During an international religious tourism conference held in Bethlehem, Rifai told Ma’an …

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  • Religious tourism to shine at Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra 2014

    Published on : Monday, August 11, 2014

    The Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra 2014, a pilgrimage held every 12 years takes place from August 18 – September 6, 2014. Participating in the 280 km yatra that spans 20 days helps lot of devotees and tourists from across …

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  • Travel More Best Age programme boosts tourism in Brazil’s Balneario Camboriu

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    Balneario Camboriu, a major beach resort in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina has become one of the most sought after by the elderly, thanks to Travel More Best Age programme by the Brazil Tourism Ministry. After the summer …

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  • Tamil Nadu tourism strengthens its religious tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    The Tamil Nadu tourism ministry has devised better plans to strengthen its religious tourism. The heritage place which the government is focusing on includes Tirupati which supposedly attracts more tourists than the Taj Mahal and Ajanta-Ellora   The ministry has …

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  • Rameshwaram attract religious tourists to Tamil Nadu

    Published on : Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu. It is a renowned pilgrimage located on a beautiful island in the lower side of India and is separated by a small Pamban channel from Sri Lanka.   Being one …

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  • The world’s largest Holiday Inn announced for Makkah pilgrims

    Published on : Monday, August 26, 2013

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Makkah Real Estate Company have signed an agreement to build the world’s largest Holiday Inn, the 1,238-room Holiday Inn Makkah, due to open in Saudi Arabia in 2016.   This landmark agreement responds to the …

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  • The world’s largest Holiday Inn announced for Makkah pilgrims

    Published on : Monday, August 26, 2013

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Makkah Real Estate Company have signed an agreement to build the world’s largest Holiday Inn, the 1,238-room Holiday Inn Makkah, due to open in Saudi Arabia in 2016.   This landmark agreement responds to the …

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  • World Youth Day visitors expressed desire to visit Brazil again

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    World Youth Day generated the largest tourist flow of history in one city, according to a survey carried out by Brazil Ministry of Tourism.   The survey traced the tourist profile of World Youth Day (WYD) and their impressions of …

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  • Effect of Uttarakhand Tragedy on Tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 19, 2013

    According to the State Government of Uttarakhand, the study undertaken by the PHD Chamber of Commerce of India (PHDCCI) reveals an estimated loss to the economy of about Rs.12,000 Crore. Loss of Government tourism properties has been assessed to be …

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  • Saudi Arabia to focus on business travel to propel tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, August 8, 2013

    With religious tourism being the main tourism drive, Saudi Arabia now plans to focus on business and boost business travel to propel tourism industry further.   “Looking forward, we believe that business travel should prove another strong growth area, especially …

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  • Makkah to see Seven tower hotel by 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Makkah in Saudi Arabia welcomes a seven tower hotel complex undertaken by Wijaya Karya (Wika), the Indonesian government controlled construction company. The company is estimated to incur $1.1bn expense for it as reported.  The proposed place for the hotel is …

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  • Brazil Tourism Minister’s visit to ExpoCatólica highlights religious tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Brazil Tourism Minister Gaston Vieira will visit the ExpoCatólica on Thursday, July 25, addressing press on religious tourism in Brazil. The minister will arrive at the fair, which runs parallel to the World Youth Day in Rio in the afternoon …

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