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  • From March 28th, a special tourist train will be introduced by the Indian Railways

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    A special tourist train will be introduced by the Indian Railways shortly. Named Shri Ramayana Express from the national capital, this tourist train will start its first journey from March 28th, 2020.   As per IRCTC officials, the train will begin its …

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  • SpaceX will initially send 4 tourists into the orbit

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    On Tuesday, SpaceX have proclaimed about a new collaboration to send four tourists into the orbit than private citizens before them. By 2022, this mission could take place and easily cost over $100 million.   The company signed the partnership …

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  • UP budget pushes for religious tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    The government of Uttar Pradesh has kept Rs. 500 crore aside for an airport in Ayodhya and Rs. 200 crore for the purpose of beautification of Kashi Vishwanath temple of Varanasi in its 2020-21 budget tabled on Tuesday in the …

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  • Malaysia to maintain tourism target through locals, non-Chinese visitors

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    MalaysiaThis year, Malaysia expects to meet its target of a record 30 million tourists by redirecting its marketing efforts towards local and other markets as arrivals from coronavirus-hit China decline, a tourism official said on Wednesday.   The epidemic comes …

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  • UNWTO Places Tourism in the European Parliament

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international …

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  • Healthy passengers leave Diamond Princess though Japan criticised

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have started leaving the quarantined cruise ship in Japan amid heavy criticism over the country’s handling of the outbreak.   A Japanese doctor who visited the Diamond Princess at the …

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  • Mauritius tourism substantially less affected by corona virus scare

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    As per figures released by Statistics Mauritius detailing inbound tourist arrivals in January this year, there is a solid increase in the number of travelers from almost all major markets when compared to January last year.   Marking a robust and positive start …

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  • Singapore tourism declines slightly by coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Singapore has also been affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 among a host of other nations, as the country’s Health Ministry announced on Monday that there were 77 confirmed cases of the virus and 24 people …

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  • Cinque Terre in Italy comprises the most Instagrammed villages in the world

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    On the edge of the Italian Riviera not far from Genoa, the Cinque Terre is a group of five villages in a national park which is a UNESCO world heritage site.   As per an international listing by Farawayfurniture.com, it …

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  • Kerala tourism eyes healthy spike in domestic travellers in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    God’s own country, Kerala, is aiming for a robust growth in domestic tourist arrivals in 2020 as it undertakes a slew of initiatives, including ”Tourism Trade Meets” in ten cities in the country, to make the state a 365-day destination. …

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  • Economic Survey report suggests Odisha to expedite investments in tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    The Economic Survey of India report for 2019-20 suggested that Odisha needs to expedite its investment in tourism infrastructure to attract more tourists and drive revenue generation.   The development of infrastructure for tourists has enormous potential for employment and …

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  • Kyoto tourism gets affected significantly due to corona virus

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Visitors to Kyoto have gone down, with sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.   Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto is one of Japan’s best-preserved areas, with 17 UNESCO world heritage sites attracting thousands of tourists to …

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  • Dam tourism soon to be launched in Iran

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Dam tourism would soon be launched in Iran with the Energy Ministry finally announcing readiness to create and develop required infrastructure in association with the private sector.   “Until the yearend (March 19, 2020) a select of dams will be …

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  • Algeria aims to open its tourism doors to the world

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    With a warm Mediterranean sea in summer, great winter skiing, vast Saharan deserts, lofty Roman ruins and prehistoric art of global acclaim along with an intriguing modern Arab culture, Algeria makes a top travel destination!   However, conflicts left the …

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  • Iran and Azerbaijan holds professional conference in Tehran

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    On Saturday, Iran and Azerbaijan held a professional conference in Tehran, during which high-level tourism officials, hoteliers, airline directors, and chief tour operators looked at avenues to broaden tourism ties between the two neighbors.   Representatives from Iran’s Cultural Heritage, …

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  • Rs. 21 crore sanctioned for various tourism development works in Kodagu

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In order to boost tourism after the floods and landslips in Kodagu, the Kerala government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 21 crore for various tourism development works across the region, which is gradually coming back to normalcy.   Many …

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  • Bahrain to be launched as a tourist destination by Brazilian company Lynden

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Bahrain will be launched as a tourist destination by Brazilian company Lynden over the next months. The company owned by Lebanese businessman Kháled Fayez Mahassen will work for more packages in Qatar and Oman as well.   Bahrain, Oman and …

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  • Convention Takes AIME At More Events For Victoria

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    Thousands of tourism buyers and exhibitors from across the world have descended on Melbourne for the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME).   Providing a platform for future trade and investment for Victoria and other destinations, AIME was officially …

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  • Kerala tourism participates in IMTM to infiltrate Mediterranean market

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2020

    As part of a plan to make inroads into the Mediterranean region and forge strong bonds with the Israeli tourism sector, Kerala Tourism showcased its strengths at the two-day International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) at Tel Aviv in Israel, the …

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  • Minister Prahlad Patel inaugurates tourism event at Rann of Kutch

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2020

    Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC), Prahlad Singh Patel, and Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani inaugurated the two-day event on Destination Management and Community. Participation, in Gujarat, on 13 February. The event has been organised by …

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